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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.

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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.

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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Irish boyband stars raise money for North East charity

Ronan Keating is among the names fundraising for the North East charity Credit: Yui Mok/PA

Celebrities including Ronan Keating, of Boyzone, and Brian McFadden, of Westlife, will be playing golf to raise money for the Bubble Unit at the Great North Children's Hospital in Newcastle.

The 'Golf Rocks' tournament will be held in Berkshire.

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