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AC/DC rocker to be given honorary degree

The lead singer of AC/DC, Brian Johnson, is to receive an honorary degree from Northumbria University in Newcastle. The musician, who is from Gateshead, will be made an honorary Doctor of Music.

Johnson will become an honorary doctor of music Credit: Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment

Others who will receive honorary degrees this summer include Vera Baird QC, the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner and former Labour MP, and Baroness Howells of St David, a life peer who campaigns for racial equality.

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Robbie Williams breaks fan's arm after falling off stage

The accident is reported to have happened at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena Credit: PA

Robbie Williams broke a fan's arm after falling off the stage at a recent gig, the Daily Mirror has reported.

According to the newspaper, the 52-year-old woman spent the night in hospital after the accident at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena.

The woman - who has been named as Margaret Nash - is reported to have a full length plaster cast on her right arm after the incident last month.

The Daily Mirror says the Stoke-born singer's production company has contacted Margaret.

Pet Shop Boys announce second Gateshead tour date

Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe will now play two nights at the SAGE in Gateshead.
Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe will now play two nights at the SAGE in Gateshead. Credit: PA wire

The Pet Shop Boys will play a second night in Gateshead as part of their 2014 tour due to 'phenomenal public demand'.

Neil Tennant from North Shields and Chris Lowe are already playing the SAGE on September 2. The gig is sold out so they have announced they will play a second concert on September 3.

Neil said: It always feels special to come home and perform a show and Sage Gateshead has established itself in the last ten years as one of Europe’s very best venues for all genres of music.”

Tickets will be available from Friday, July 4 at 10am.

Geordie Shore star backs bone marrow register

Charlotte on Celebrity Big Brother Credit: PA

Geordie Shore star Charlottle Crosby is calling for young men to get on the bone marrow transplant list.Charlotte tweeted a selfie with her Anthony Nolan spit kit which has been retweeted hundreds of times.

The Anthony Nolan register involves spitting into a tube and posting it to the charity which urgently needs more young men aged 16-30 to sign up.

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X-Factor judges visit Newcastle takeaway

Cheryl Cole (left) poses with a member of staff at Kwok Pao in Heaton

X-Factor judges Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole surprised staff at a Chinese takeaway in Newcastle.

The pair stopped at Kwok Pao in Heaton after filming auditions for the ITV show at The Baltic on the Newcastle Gateshead Quayside.

Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell visited Kwok Pao in Heaton
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