SAFC charity rewards children for courses

Some of the thousands of people who take part each year in courses run by the Foundation of Light attended an award ceremony at the stadium.

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Athletics: Laura Weightman back on medal trail in Zurich

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Laura Weightman, 23, competes in the first round in Zurich Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

The athlete Laura Weightman, from Northumberland, has qualified comfortably for the final of the 1500m race at the European Championships in Zurich.

That final takes place on Friday evening. Laura won a silver medal over the same distance at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last month.

Fans ask for bigger say over changes at St James' Park

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St James' Park supporters said they should have a say on future changes to the stadium Credit: PA

A group of Newcastle United have submitted a bid to be given a bigger say in any future changes to the club's ground, St James' Park.

The Newcastle United Supporters Trust applied to the city council for the stadium to be designated an 'Asset of Community Value', which would place a requirement on the club to consult with local people if any significant changes were proposed.

Earlier this year the same group expressed concerns about plans to sell off land beside the club for development.


Spanish duo fire Middlesbrough to winning start

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Middlesbrough's Daniel Ayala is mobbed after scoring during the 2-0 win over Birmingham Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Middlesbrough got off to a winning start in the new Championship season with a 2-0 win over Birmingham at the Riverside.

Spanish defender Daniel Ayala headed in Grant Leadbitter's corner to put Boro in front after 33 mins. Enquire 'Kike' Garcia then doubled the advantage with a debut goal after Lee Tomlin's deflected shot fell kindly for the Spaniard.

In League Two, Hartlepool United were beaten 1-0 by Stevenage. While York City were held to a 1-1 draw at Tranmere. Keith Lowe had put the Minstermen in front via a first-half corner but James Rowe grabbed a late equaliser for the hosts.


Darlow 'delighted' to join Newcastle

Newcastle United goalkeeper Karl Darlow is delighted with his move to St James' Park from Nottingham Forest.

The 23-year-old said:

I'm delighted for it all to be sorted and I can't wait to get started here at Newcastle.

The loan back is going to be another year but it gives me time to develop my game further before I return.

I'm looking forward to the future.

– Karl Darlow

Lascelles 'over the moon' after Newcastle move

Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles has expressed his delight after joining the club from Nottingham Forest.

The 20-year-old said:

As soon as I found out about the move I was over the moon.

It's a huge step up for me. Newcastle are a club with a massive fanbase, a big history and an unbelievable stadium.

First, I am going back to Forest for another season and that will be great for my development. Hopefully I can come here next summer an even better player.

– Jamaal Lascelles, Newcastle United

Karanka keen to maintain Boro form

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka is eager for the club to make a good start to the new campaign.

Boro finished 12th in the Championship last season but won six of their last eight games.

Karanka is keen for his side continue that form into the new season. Middlesbrough host Birmingham at the Riverside today.

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