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Ryanair flights to Malaga from Newcastle cancelled

Ryanair plane Credit: PA (library image)

Both in-bound and out-bound flights to Malaga from Newcastle airporthave been cancelled (THURS 28th)

The following flights are affected:

  • FR5159 MALAGA 0930 (departure from Newcastle)
  • FR5158 MALAGA 0905 (arrival from Malaga)

The reason for the cancellation appears to be connected to industrial action by French air traffic controllers. For more information click here

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So how many Easter Eggs will YOU get?

Chocolatiers work on the hand-crafted chocolate Easter eggs and rabbits at Betty's in Harrogate Credit: PA

Children will get on average five Easter eggs each over the Easter holidays.

That's according to research from the website MummyPages.

The survey of Mum's shows that most are worried about the amount of sugar their sons and daughters will consume over the Bank Holiday, some chocolate eggs containing up to 60 teaspoons of sugar.

83%
The number of mums who ration their child's Easter Egg chocolate intake.
  • 59% of mums regularly intercept or take away some of their child's chocolate Easter Eggs without them knowing
  • 63% of respondents think parents should be consulted before an adult gives their child a gift of a chocolate Easter Egg
  • Popular alternatives to chocolate Easter Eggs for children include:

  • Books (83%)

  • Toys (63%),

  • New clothes (57%)

  • Home-made gifts (43%)

  • Special family day out (40%)

  • Gift vouchers (33%)

  • Home baked goods (33%)

  • 56% of mums think Easter Eggs should be limited by law to just one aisle or display in supermarkets

  • 19% of mums think there should be an extra 'sugar tax' on Easter Eggs

  • Mums average Easter Egg spend: Up to £10 (28%), £11-20 (48%), £21-30 (14%), £30-40 (7%), £40-50 (3%).

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Npower condemned by unions over job cut plans

File photo dated 04/09/10 of an npower bill Credit: PA

Energy giant npower has come under attack from union leaders for dealing a "devastating blow" to its workers with plans to axe up to 2,500 jobs.

Unison general secretary Dave Prentis said: "These huge job losses will come as a devastating blow to the workforce.

"Npower has been in trouble for some time thanks to poor decision-making at the very top, and workers are now paying the price."

Eamon O'Hearn, of the GMB union, said: "Many hard-working staff have already been outsourced and so any further job losses for directly and indirectly employed staff would be another kick in the teeth for communities.

"It also makes a mockery of George Osborne's rhetoric about a northern powerhouse if an energy company can't maintain jobs in the region."

Twelve adult day centres to close across Co Durham

Bracken Hill Centre in Peterlee is earmarked for closure. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Councillors in County Durham have agreed to close 12 of their 17 adult day centres, because of falling numbers of people using them and budget cuts.

"Young people are choosing to go to other places within their local community such as theatre, cinema etc and the cost of running these centres is another look at.

We have to save £1.59 million and what we will do is work with people who have been using these services on a one to one basis and offer the support that is required."

– Councillor Lucy Hovvels, Cabinet Member for Adult Services at Durham County Council

The council has said it will offer support to find alternatives for those affected, and will keep five centres open to provide specialist services for people with complex needs.

These five centres will be: Durham Pathways, Pity Me; Spennymoor Pathways, Spennymoor Leisure Centre; Newton Aycliffe Pathways, Aycliffe Leisure Centre; Peterlee Pathways; and Stanley Pathways, Louisa Leisure Centre.

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