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Sunderland AFC say that demand for tickets to see One Direction’s 2014 show on Wearside next year has been huge.
Tickets for the concert at the Stadium of Light went on sale this morning. The boy band's concert at the Stadium will be the first of their 'Where We Are' World Tour in 2014.
– Gary Hutchinson, SAFC's Commercial Director
There has been unprecedented demand for tickets for this show, which is fantastic. It’s a real statement from the North East music fans and clearly shows the demand for major music events in the city.
Police in York are investigating after a man appeared to fall from the Knavesmire Stand at the city's racecourse and sadly died. It happened this afternoon (Saturday) at around 5.30pm.
The 21-year-old man from Bradford was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers are not releasing anymore details but do not believe it to be suspicious.
Police are treating the death of a 21-year-old man who fell from a stand at York racecourse as a tragic accident.
The incident happened at around 5.30pm when the Bradford man fell from the Knavesmire Stand.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
– Inspector Charlotte Bloxham, of York Safer Neighbourhood Team
Although we do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances and are treating the death as a tragic accident, I am appealing to anyone who was in the Knavesmire Stand at the time to contact the police.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact York police on 101.
Cleveland Police have urged the public not to approach a sex offender with a history of violence who has failed to register with the authorities.
Police said Geoffrey Mark Ball, 41, is wanted for breach of the notification requirements under the Sexual Offences Act 2003.
Unkempt Ball, who is 5ft 10in tall, of proportionate build and with short black hair, was last seen in a Redcar pub a week ago.
He was convicted of indecently assaulting a woman in 1989 and received six months in custody.
He was then jailed for five weeks in 2010 for sexual assault on an adult female and placed on the Sex Offenders Register until 2017 for this offence.
The public was warned not to approach him as he also has convictions for violence, including a conviction for GBH in 2006, for which he was jailed for four years.
He is known to be a regular user of social media sites and seeks to make contact with people on them.
A police spokeswoman said: "He is also previously known to frequent betting shops and pubs in the Redcar area, and anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact police immediately on 999."
Newcastle Area Commander Chief Superintendent Gary Calvert, Northumbria Police.
Police are maintaining a heavy presence in Newcastle, after around 2,000 English Defence League (EDL) supporters marched through the city and met head on with hundreds of anti-fascist campaigners who had organised their own rally.
EDL members travelled from across the country. The demonstrations from each side were kept under control, however pockets of violence broke out, with 24 arrests.
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Northumbria Police say extra police will remain in Newcastle city centre after today's protests.
Police say there were no major problems connected to this afternoon's protests by the English Defence League (EDL) and Newcastle Unites.
Police have also confirmed between 1,500 and 2,000 people took part in the EDL protest and around 350 to 400 in the Newcastle Unites protest.
"I am pleased this protest passed off without major incident. Disruption was kept to a minimum and we are grateful for the support we received from local communities.
"There were a number of arrests over the course of the day, mainly to do with alcohol or to prevent public order offences, however the vast majority of those taking part were well behaved.
– Newcastle Chief Superintendent Gary Calvert
"Most of the arrests took place before the protests started and were part of a proactive strategy by police to avoid disorder and to minimise disruption.
"I would like to thank all those officers, and staff at partner organisations, who have worked so hard to make today a success.
"Extra officers will continue to be in the city for what is a busy weekend for Newcastle."
Colin Cooper has told Hartlepool United fans he desperately wants to succeed and he's looking forward to the challenge of managing the club. The former Middlesbrough and Sunderland player gave his first press conference after being named as first team Manager. Julia Barthram was there.
Police say demonstrations from today's EDL march was kept under control, but pockets of violence broke out. There were 24 arrests.