Papiss Cissé and Jonny Evans are in trouble with the FA after replays from the Magpies match against Manchester United appear to show Cissé and Evans spitting at each other.
Striker Papiss Cissé has accepted an FA charge after allegedly spitting at Jonny Evans in Wednesday's Premier League match at St James' Park, Newcastle have announced.
Managing Director Lee Charnley has now said:
Cissé has been Newcastle's most prolific goalscorer this season, scoring eleven goals:
- Papiss Cissé - 11 goals
- Pérez - 5 goals
- Jack Colback - 3 goals
- Moussa Sissoko - 3 goals
- Rolando Aarons - 2 goals
- Sammy Ameobi - 2 goals
- Yoan Gouffran - 2 goals
- Emmanuel Riviere - 2 goals
The Senegal forward could face a ban of up to seven matches.
The Magpies have only ten games left in the Premier League this season.
The North East is the proud home to several paralympian heroes, including the field athlete Stephen Miller, swimmer Josef Craig and wheelchair racer Jade Jones.
Today, all three gave their backing to a sports festival in Durham to encourage people with disabilites to become involved in sport and maybe even one day compete for their country.
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Papiss Cissé and Jonny Evans have both been charged by the Football Association for allegedly spitting at each other.
The Newcastle striker and the Manchester United defender have been charged with a breach of FA Rule E1[a] following an incident in Wednesday night's Barclays Premier League clash between the clubs at St James' Park which was not seen by the match officials.
An FA statement read: "Newcastle United's Papiss Cissé and Manchester United's Jonny Evans have both been charged by the FA following their game yesterday [Wednesday 4 March 2015].
"The charges are in relation to an alleged breach of FA Rule E1[a] in that in or around the 38th minute of the game the two players spat at each other. The incidents were not seen by the match officials but caught on video."
Women in the North East, who've experienced female genital mutilation, are being urged to come forward and report their experiences.
No one in the UK has been convicted over the practice, which is illegal.
Now, the Crown Prosecution Service in our region says it wants victims to know they will be taken seriously.
Cleveland Police say that the emergency services, that have been attending a fire at a chemical site on teesside, are standing down.
The blaze at Melbray Chemicals on Durham Lane Industrial Estate near Stockton broke out earlier today (Thursday).
It has now been brought under control and roads are reopening.
There were concerns that the smoke could contain irritants and so people living near by were advised to stay indoors.
Officers say there are no reports of any injuries or casualties and that a lingering odour in the area should not cause any concern.
A report looking into the electrification of North East railway lines has been handed to the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin.
The Electrification Task Force was created in December 2013 to determine how electrification could deliver greater economic growth in the north of England.
32 routes were examined and prioritised according to their ability to contribute to local economic plans, how they fit with other schemes, and the number of diesel kilometres of running they would replace.
The Task Force said they put economic growth and connectivity at the heart of their considerations, as part of the Governments ‘Northern Powerhouse’ concept.
Andrew Jones MP, who Chaired the Task Force, said: "It is a comprehensive report detailing where we think the priorities lie for rail electrification in the north. We have placed economic growth at the heart of this project and been working on the premise that all the lines of the north would be electrified, it is only a question of when. This report details where it should start.
"The work has been a real team effort. The Taskforce has brought together different political parties, different regions of the north and different tiers of government. It is a report from the north for the north.
"The need for rail electrification is significant. It is part of the improvements in infrastructure that we need in the north. Indeed, this report is intended to look years ahead."
The fire at the Melbray Chemicals site on Durham Lane Industrial Estate has been brought under control.
The police say there is still travel disruption in the area.