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Transfer news: Middlesbrough sign Adam Forshaw from Wigan Athletic

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Middlesbrough have completed the signing of Adam Forshaw from Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed fee.

It is believed the 23-year old midfielder has cost Boro around £2million pounds.

He's signed a three and a half year deal and could make his debut against another of his former clubs, Brentford this weekend.


Teenagers arrested after cars stolen in Newcastle

Two teenagers have been arrested after cars were stolen in a Newcastle burglary between yesterday and today.

It happened between 11pm and 7am on Tuesday, January 27, into Wednesday, January 28, when car keys were reportedly stolen during a burglary at a house at Cherryburn in Byker.

Two cars were then stolen from outside using the stolen keys - both vehicles have since been recovered.

Two young people aged 16 and 15 have been arrested on suspicion of burglary and are currently in custody helping with enquiries.

WATCH: Thieves smash through glass and steal expensive bikes in broad daylight

Two teenage thieves smashed their way into a garage in Stockton at a busy traffic light junction and stole three high value racing bikes in less than a minute.

They broke through the patio doors of the garage on Darlington Back Lane at around 3:30pm on Tuesday 20th January and rode away with the stolen bikes over their shoulders:

Officers are investigating the incident and anyone with information is asked to call 101.


More than 100 jobs at risk as Tesco plan to shut three stores in the North East

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Supermarket chain Tesco have confirmed the locations of the 43 stores it plans on closing to cut costs, three of which are in our region:

  • Bedlington, Tesco Superstore
  • Whitley Bay, Tesco Express
  • York Road Hartlepool, Tesco Express

90 jobs are at risk in Bedlington, 18 in Hartlepool and 15 in Whitley Bay.

But Tesco say these 123 positions are not expected job losses, because they will work with colleagues to try and find them alternative roles elsewhere and where that is not possible redundancy will be offered.

Tesco Chief Executive Dave Lewis said:

In January I announced that our performance as a business has fallen significantly short of where we would want it to be and that to protect the future of the business in the UK we would close 43 unprofitable stores.

The decision to close the stores has been exceptionally difficult to take. I recognise it will affect many hard working colleagues, our customers and local communities.

Our priority is to explain what this announcement means for our colleagues and wherever possible, offer them alternative roles with Tesco. We will continue to serve our customers through other local stores and our dotcom service."

– Dave Lewis

Last year the chain came under fire for overstating their profits by £263m.

The decision is putting 2,000 jobs in danger nationwide.

Read more: Full list of Tesco stores set for closure.

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