Live updates

Man arrested over death in Gateshead house fire

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a house fire in Gateshead, in which another man died.

Police officers are still investigating what happened at the house in the Leam Lane are of Gateshead

The 53-year-old victim suffered serious burns in the fire in the Leam Lane area and died in hospital this morning.

Advertisement

Man arrested on suspicion of murder after house fire

A man's been arrested on suspicion of murder after a house fire in Gateshead.

A 53-year-old man suffered serious burns and died in hospital this morning, after the fire at a property on Redemarsh at around 6.30pm yesterday.

A 45-year-old man is being questioned by police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young 'too ill to play live'

AC/DC
Malcolm Young (far left) with AC/DC bandmates Cliff Williams, Angus Young and Brian Johnson Credit: Suzan/Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment

AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young is "unable to perform any more" due to illness, according to a friend of the musician.

Mark Gable, the frontman with fellow Australian group Choirboys, claimed that Young "will probably not be able to record" any more.

AC/DC have been fronted by Gateshead-born singer Brian Johnson since 1980.

The band has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide.

There had been rumours that AC/DC might perform at Newcastle's St James' Park this year as part of a tour to mark the band's 40th anniversary.

It is unclear whether the tour will now go ahead.

However, music magazine Billboard has said there is "no truth" to rumours that AC/DC will be forced to retire.

Two in hospital after fire

Two men are being treated in hospital after a fire in Gateshead.

The emergency services were called to an address in Redemarch, Leam Lane, early on Monday evening.

The men were taken to the RVI in Newcastle.

One is described as being in a critical condition, the other is stable.

Body of woman found in River Tyne

Firefighters and paramedics are assisting police officers.
Firefighters and paramedics are assisting police officers. Credit: ITV

Police searching for a woman in the River Tyne have found a body.

Officers were called at around 12.30pm to reports a woman had fallen in the river at the Redheugh Bridge in Gateshead.

Searches have been on-going all afternoon. A member of the public reported seeing a woman's body at around 8.25pm.

The body was recovered from the riverbanks of the Tyne and police say they are in the process of identifying the woman and informing her next of kin.

Advertisement

Deaf woman hears live music for the first time

A woman whose emotional reaction to hearing sound for the first time was filmed and posted on the internet has been to see her first live concert.

Watch: the moment deaf woman Joanne Milne hears for the first time

Joanne Milne had been profoundly deaf since birth, until cochlear implants gave her hearing. She took ITV News Tyne Tees cameras with her to the Sage Gateshead, for a special performance of Stabat Mater by a baroque orchestra called The English Concert.

Load more updates

Advertisement

Today's top stories