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By Andrew Davis
Another crisis, but at least fans get an email nowadays.
After two defeats in a week including a humiliating display against Sheff Wed Reserves, there's a glimmer of hope of Tyneside.
Knowing Chelsea could probably field three stronger teams than us, there were contrasting reactions before Newcastle even kicked a ball today.
The anger had barely subsided from midweek. Jeering at Half and Full-time in the Cup game and Steve McClaren's nod to a crisis, as well as Lee Charnley's declaration that we're all in this together made it a pretty nervous walk to SJP today.
What we witnessed was an excellent performance from all 11 players with great footwork by Perez. In one slick movement he dispatched a beauty, and then a great free header from Wynaldum almost made us hopeful.
The way we got at Chelsea at every turn in a fantastic first half makes you wonder what we've missed in not having a front player who has height and presence and a team who play with so much aggression and commitment.
Even though Chelsea came back to snatch a point with a wonder strike and a fortunate free kick, a heartening Geordie roar rang out today when our team finally seemed to wake up.
Next up Manchester City. Same passion and desire please lads.
A late-night police chase which resulted in a 17-year-old male being taken to hospital has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
At around 11pm on Friday police began a pursuit of a car after it failed to stop for officers.
The vehicle the collided with a tree just off Sundew Road, in Gateshead.
Two males, aged 20 and 17, and one 18-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking and theft of a motor vehicle.
They have since been bailed pending further enquiries.
A 17-year-old male was injured in the collision and was taken to hospital by paramedics.
He remains there for treatment but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
Due to the police involvement in the incident the case has been referred to the IPCC.
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Police have charged a man with the murder of Gateshead woman Sarrah Garba.
Ms Garba was found dead inside her address in Moore Street on Wednesday, September 23rd.
A murder investigation was immediately launched and Edwin Gyeke, 29, of Moore Street in Gateshead has been charged with murder.
He will appear at Newcastle Crown Court tomorrow, Saturday 25th September.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Sarrah at this very difficult time.
Detectives investigating the murder of Sarrah Garba in Gateshead are appealing to anyone who might have seen, or spoken to Sarrah, on either Monday 21st or Tuesday 22nd September to get in touch.
A 29-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody after detectives were granted a Magistrates extension yesterday evening.
Detective Chief Inspector John Bent said: "I'd like to thank the people who responded to the appeal that we made, we've had some really useful information into the investigation team and we are following all of the calls up.
"A witness has come forward stating that they did see Sarrah during the course of Monday. We are making further enquiries into this and are very keen to hear from anyone who might have seen her, or spoken to her, either on Monday or Tuesday of this week.
"This is still a live investigation and any information - no matter how small or insignificant you might think it might be - could make all of the difference.
"Our thoughts are with Sarrah's family and we are doing all we can to support them at this extremely difficult time."
I'd like to thank the people who responded to the appeal that we made, we've had some really useful information into the investigation team and we are following all of the calls up.
A witness has come forward stating that they did see Sarrah during the course of Monday. We are making further enquiries into this and are very keen to hear from anyone who might have seen her, or spoken to her, either on Monday or Tuesday of this week.
This is still a live investigation and any information - no matter how small or insignificant you might think it might be - could make all of the difference.
Our thoughts are with Sarrah's family and we are doing all we can to support them at this extremely difficult time.
International smash-hit Billy Elliot the Musical will visit the Sunderland Empire for a four week run from 6th to 30th April 2016.
“With such strong local and regional connections there is no doubt that this inspiring and moving production will strike a chord with audiences across the region."
Based on the film, the show is set in a northern mining town against the background of the 1984/85 miners’ strike and follows Billy’s journey from boxing to ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance.
“Having recently celebrated ten extraordinary years of Billy Elliot the Musical in London, we are delighted to have the opportunity to bring a new touring production of this inspiring show to fans across the UK and Ireland and the chance to delight new audiences along the way.”
15-year-old Chavika Akehurst from Newcastle has been found.
Police have named a murder victim discovered in Gateshead yesterday. Sarrah Garba was 27 and originally from France, but was living in Moore Street, Felling.
Ms Garba was studying beauty at Newcastle College and had been living in the North East for the last 18 months. Her family has been informed.
A 29-year-old man was arrested in connection with the death yesterday, but police are still appealing for anybody with information to come forward.
Our enquiries show that she attended college last Thursday, September 17th, but this is the last confirmed sighting we have of her. We need to build up a picture of her movements since that day and want to hear from anyone who might have seen, or spoke to Sarrah in the last week, as soon as possible.
We believe that the arrested man, who remains in custody this evening, was known to Sarah and that they lived in the address in Moore Street together.
Officers from the Gateshead Neighbourhood Policing Team are carrying out patrols in the Moore Street area.
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