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A disability sport organisation started by Paralympian Stephen Miller is to receive more than £165 from Sport England’s Inclusive Sport fund.
SMILE (Stephen Miller Inspiring Learning and Enjoyment) Through Sport is one of 44 projects sharing £8 million of National Lottery investment.
The coroner in Newcastle is to visit the family of a woman who died in the River Tyne.
Police recovered her body from the river near the Redheugh Bridge on Tuesday after reports that someone had fallen in.
She has not yet been formally identified.
Police are appealing for information after a 16-year-old boy was assaulted in Newcastle.
It happened on Percy Street on Tuesday evening.
A youth got out of a Range Rover and hit the boy with a wooden bat.
He is described as 5ft 11ins tall, 17-years-old and of skinny build with short blonde hair.
Today is set to be the busiest day on the roads so far this year as people get away for Easter.
With more than 15 million cars on the move, drivers are being urged to consider delaying their journey until the afternoon of Good Friday, when traffic is expected to be relatively quiet.
The number of homes being repossessed in the North East of England has fallen over the last two years, according to research carried out by a firm of chartered surveyors. However, the region still has one of the highest rates in the UK.
Rather cloudy on Thursday with a little light rain possible, which should clear by the afternoon. Brightening later with a noticeable breeze.
Clear spells Thursday night give a frost risk. Maximum temperature 13 °C.
Nearly 50,000 people are expected to fly out of Newcastle Airport over the Easter weekend, which is nearly five percent higher than in 2013.
The National Railway Museum in Shildon is the most accessible attraction for disabled people, according to research by the charity Vitalise.
The venue has topped a list of over 80 attractions across England and Wales for wheelchair access, toilets, parking and other facilities.
Sunderland have earned what could be a crucial point in their relegation battle after drawing 2 -2 away at Manchester City.
But they were only about ten minutes away from what would have been a terrific win.
Poyet's men were 1-0 down after just two minutes but they turned the game on its head thanks to two second half goals from Connor Wickham.
But City equalised in the 88th minute.
Sunderland have now used up their games in hand and are three points adrift at the bottom of the Premier League.