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Man in hospital after being knocked down

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man in his 20s was knocked down in Jesmond.

It happened at about 2.55am this morning (Sunday 1 February) on the Great North Road near the junction with Forsyth Road.

A grey Vauxhall Insignia was travelling north when it collided with the pedestrian.

He was taken hospital where he is receiving treatment for serious head injuries.

The road was closed for four hours to allow for collision investigation.

79-year-old in hospital after being hit by car

A 79-year-old man is in a serious condition in hospital after being hit by a car in Gateshead.

Just after 5.35pm yesterday (Saturday 31 January) police received a report of the collision involving pedestrian and a Ford vehicle on Gibside Way at Metro Retail Park.

The man was taken to the RVI for treatment where he remains.



Teaching roadshow come to Tyneside

Train to Teach roadshow comes to Tyneside

An event is taking place on Tyneside today (Saturday 31 January) to encourage people to take up teaching.

The Train to Teach roadshow has been organised by the Department for Education (DfE), who are targeting those who are considering a change in career.

According to the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), teaching is often a popular choice among career changers. 40% of people in the North East who registered an interest in teaching last year were career changers.

The roadshow aims to give those considering a career in teaching the chance to discover more about the profession and the different training routes available.

Armed robbery in Blyth

Police in Northumberland are appealing for witnesses to an armed robbery in Blyth.

It happened at Chishom Bookmakers in Elliot Street just before 11pm last night (Friday 30 January).

A man threatened a member of staff with a knife. He made off with a quantity of cash.

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