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Police say demonstrations from today's EDL march was kept under control, but pockets of violence broke out. There were 24 arrests.
Dipu Ahad, Labour Councillor for Newcastle.
Police investigating a robbery in South Tyneside believe the suspect made off in a vehicle driven by a second man.
The incident happened at 11.33am on Friday, May 24, when police received a report that a man armed with what is believed to be a firearm - it's not known whether real or imitation at this stage - went into Whitburn Post Office at North Guards in Whitburn.
The man made off with a mobile phone.
There were three people in the Post Office at the time - two staff members and a customer. They were left shaken but were not injured.
It's believed the suspect got into a small black car outside the Post Office, driven by a second man, which drove off along North Guards towards Cleadon Lane.
A small group of protesters opposing the EDL tried to intercept their march in Newcastle today, but were bundled away by police.
Colin Cooper has held his first press conference since being named as First Team Manager for Hartlepool United. Craig Hignett will be his assistant. The former Middlesbrough player becomes the sixth manager at the club in four and a half years.