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Shearer on NUFC: "I hope the owner gives the manager some money to spend"

Alan Shearer has voiced his support for Alan Pardew after Newcastle confirmed the manager will continue next season.

The former Newcastle striker was speaking at a charity golf day in Northumberland in aid of the Children's Heart Unit and the Freeman Hospital.

He told ITV Tyne Tees: "You can't sell your best player and not replace him and I think that's why everyone was so unhappy."

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Rejected drug described as "cruise missile" for cancer

Kadcyla, a drug that can offer some women with advanced breast cancer nearly six months of extra life, which was trialled here in the North East, has for now been rejected for use in the NHS, because of its high cost.

A Newcastle doctor whose patients have been involved in the clinical trials is disappointed by the decision.

Dr Mark Verrill, from the Freeman Hospital, say the drug is revolutionary.

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