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Durham County Cricket Club en route to Lords

Durham County Cricket Club is heading to Lords for the Royal London One-Day Cup Final.

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Teenager arrested after two sexual assaults

Police are appealing for information following two sexual assaults in Newcastle.

The first happened between 3.30am and 4am, on September 17. The 21-year-old victim was on Chillingham Road when she spoke to a man. They made their way into Iris Brickfield Park, on Whitefield Terrace, where the man performed a sex act in front of her. The woman was unhurt.

Officers are also investigating a further incident, which happened at 1.30am, on September 18.

A 19-year-old woman was walking through the City Stadium, on Warwick Street, when she was approached by a man and sexually assaulted.

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the incidents.

"We are carrying out several enquiries into these two serious offences.

"Clearly these incidents will cause concern in our community. I'd urge people to contact us with any concerns they have or speak to officers out on patrol in the area.

"I'd also ask people to think about their personal safety and avoid walking alone late at night or early hours of the morning.

"People should stay with friends or get a reputable taxi home."

– Chief Inspector Sheila Foggo, from Newcastle Area Command

Alan Beith MP: 'We must make sure we benefit'

Sir Alan Beith, the MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed said that if powers go to Scotland and the region does nothing, the region could suffer.

"The Government have set a very short timetable to deliver extra powers to Scotland and this is the moment of opportunity. We've got to seize this moment and say at the same time you must make real progress on England, so that the UK as a whole has got a sensible structure of Government. If we let the powers go to Scotland and don't do anything at all then I think the North East will suffer. We must make sure that we benefit from this process."

– Sir Alan Beith MP, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Lib Dem
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