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Woman dies after falling from Newcastle Quayside

A woman has died after falling from the Quayside last night.

At 7:53pm on Thursday 30th June police received a report that a woman had fallen from the Quayside footpath onto the marina walkway next to the river Tyne in Newcastle.

Police tape. Credit: PA

Initial reports into police suggested the woman had fallen from the Tyne bridge however enquiries established that this was not the case and that she had fallen from the footpath.

Enquiries are ongoing into the incident and a report into her death has been passed to the coroner.

Andros Townsend: 'The fans deserve a winning team'

Andros Townsend has posted this message on his Instagram account explaining his reasons for leaving Newcastle United.

The club confirmed today that the winger had signed for Crystal Palace for £13 million.

Townsend said: "I have made the decision to leave the club based purely on footballing reasons, with my wish to remain in the Premier League...the fans deserve a winning team and I fully expect to see the club promoted back to the Premier League."

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Newcastle United sign Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle

Newcastle United have completed the signing of Dwight Gayle from Crystal Palace.

The 25-year-old striker arrives at St. James' Park for an undisclosed fee and has put pen to paper on a five-year deal.

Dwight Gayle completes signing with Newcastle United. Credit: PA

Gayle began his professional career at Dagenham & Redbridge and spent time on loan at Bishop's Stortford and Peterborough United before joining the latter permanently in January 2013.

However, just six months later Palace made their move for the front man in a then-club record switch, and Gayle spent three seasons at Selhurst Park, finishing as the Eagles' top scorer in each of them and featuring in the 2016 FA Cup final at Wembley.

Gayle said:

It's a dream come true to be at a big club like this.

Newcastle has a massive fan base and a great history so it is amazing to be here.

I can't wait to get started, prove myself and score the goals that take us back up to the Premier League. It's where this Club belongs.

– Dwight Gayle

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez added:

Dwight is a great player, a proven goalscorer, and it is fantastic news that he has joined us.

He has a big personality, a lot of energy and pace. He is a good finisher also, so he will add goals to our squad, for sure

He knows English football well, too, and that is important in the Championship.

I am sure Dwight will want to prove he can make a big difference to our team and I am looking forward to working with him.

– Rafa Benitez

Crystal Palace signs Andros Townsend from Newcastle

Newcastle United have confirmed that winger Andros Townsend has signed for Crystal Palace for an undisclosed fee.

Townsend joined the Magpies from Tottenham Hotspur in January, and made 13 appearances for the Club, scoring four goals.

Andros Townsend signs deal with Crystal Palace. Credit: PA

Newcastle United managing director Lee Charnley said:

Naturally we are very disappointed to lose Andros but we are bound by the terms of his contract.

Given our situation in January it was a condition of him joining that we included a buy-out clause.

However, I am sure now with Rafa as our manager we will not be in a position whereby we will need to agree to clauses of this nature in the future.

Despite Andros' departure today, we believe with the signings we have made this week we have strengthened the squad.

Rafa and I are working very well together and we are confident we are building a squad that will meet our objectives for the season ahead of us.

Finally, I would like to say Andros was a great professional during his time with us, who gave his all for the Club, and I wish him all the very best.

– Lee Charnley

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