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Olivier Kemen ends stay at Newcastle United

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Young French midfielder Olivier Kemen has completed a permanent move to French Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyonnais.

The 19 year-old, who joined Newcastle United from FC Metz in the summer of 2013, has returned to France for an undisclosed fee.

Kemen was a regular for the Magpies at under-21 and youth level but did not make a first team appearance during his two-year stay on Tyneside.

Northern Powergrid staff go on strike

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Hundreds of office staff at the electrical distribution firm Northern Powergrid have gone on strike today in a row over pay.

Union members are picketing company premises at Shiremoor, Penshaw and Stockton.

The firm insists its offer is 'fair and reasonable', and says customers won't be affected.

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