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Newcastle beat Vitesse Arnhem in final warm up game

Newcastle United's final warm up for the new campaign was against the Dutch team Vitesse Arnhem at St James Park.

The Magpies took the lead thanks to an own goal midway through the first half. New signing Dwight Gayle doubled the advantage and Newcastle were cruising when Jack Colback added a third before half time. Vitesse fought back in the second half, but the Magpies held on to win 3-2.

Newcastle's Championship season begins away at Fulham next Friday Night.

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Pro Corbyn supporters march through Newcastle city centre

Jeremy Corbyn supporters have marched through Newcastle City Centre in a show of support for the Labour leader.

Hundreds of people have gathered in the city centre to call upon the labour parliamentary party to accept what they Corbyn's 'democratic mandate'.

Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The marched ended at Leazes Park.

Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Credit: ITV Tyne Tees


Post office robbery in Newcastle

Police are appealing for witnesses after a robbery at a Post Office in Newcastle on Saturday morning.

A man went into Benwell Grove Post Office in West Road shortly before 10am and demanded cash. Police believe he may have been in possession of a meat cleaver or axe.

He is described as white, aged 40 years old, wearing a blonde wig and black hooded top and was on a white mountain bike. He made off towards Middleton Avenue and Hadrian Road.

The member of staff was not injured in the incident.

Northumbria Police investigate video appearing to show officers confronting man

A video circulated on social media appearing to show a confrontation between 3 Northumbria Police officers and a man is being investigated by the force.

Police say they are aware of the video and confirmed it related to an incident in South Shields on Thursday night. They say they are 'very concerned about what this video appears to show' and are treating it 'very seriously.'

We have been made aware of a video on facebook involving our police officers attending an incident in South Shields last night. We are very concerned about what this video appears to show and would like to assure people we are taking action to identify those concerned and establish exactly what happened.

We are treating this very seriously, we expect our police officers to act with the utmost professionalism and we will take robust positive action against any wrongdoing."

– Northumbria Police
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