Eight people have been arrested on suspicion of assault after a man died following a 'disturbance' in Heaton.
Police were called to Plessey Terrace around 5am this morning.
The 24-year-old man was found with injuries and later died in hospital. His death is being treated as 'unexplained'.
Signs advertising properties for rent have become a familiar site on almost every urban street.
Lettings agents say the boards are a necessary way to advertise but homeowners argue they spoil the appearance of their suburbs.
They have caused so much controversy in Newcastle that the council has now successfully applied to ban all 'to rent' signs across large parts of the city.
From January, any landlord who doesn't comply faces fines of up to £2,500.
Katie Oakes reports:
Newcastle City Council has successfully applied to ban signs advertising rental properties in some areas of the city.
It follows years of complaints from residents who say the boards lower the quality and appearance of their streets.
From January, any landlord or letting agent displaying boards without permission in Jesmond, Heaton, Gosforth and Sandyford could face fines of up to £2,500.
Kath Lawless, of Newcastle City Council, says the boards have "brought the area down":
But John Henderson, of Acorn Properties, has spoken of the inevitable affect on business:
Newcastle City Council has banned 'to let' boards across the student areas of Jesmond, Heaton and Gosforth.
The ban is after years of complaints from residents who say it lowers the quality of the area and claim the signs affect house prices.
From January, any landlord or letting agent displaying boards without permission could face fines of up to £2,500.
Police are appealing for information after a charity box theft in Newcastle.
At 4:30pm on Sunday, April 13, a charity collection box was stolen from inside the 'The chippy' takeaway on Chillingham Road, Heaton.
Northumbria Police say the box contained an amount of cash and enquiries into the theft are ongoing.
Officers have released a CCTV image of two women they want to identify and speak to in connection with the incident.
Rail workers' union RMT have announced that staff at the Northern Rail maintenance depot at Heaton in Newcastle are to take a full week of strike action starting on Thursday. The claim is that management has left 'no option' other than to strike.
Rail workers' union RMT have announced that staff at the Northern Rail maintenance depot at Heaton in Newcastle are to take a full week of strike action starting on Thursday.
It is the latest step in a continuing dispute over overtime and the grading of roles which staff say do not recognised the "complex and demanding role of this key group of staff".
There was a 48 hour strike in February but, according to RMT the issues remain unresolved and staff will now strike between Thursday April 10 and Wednesday April 16.
Northern Rail staff who drive maintenance trains walked out on strike last night.
The RMT union says drives working at their Traincare Depot in Heaton should be regraded to recognise the complex and demanding role they perform.
Northern Rail says the drivers are currently paid the correct rate.
A second strike is due to be staged this evening.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a robbery in Heaton.
Officers were alerted early on Monday, December 2.
Two men had entered the Tesco Express store on Chillingham Road, Heaton and threatened a security guard.
Police say the guard was hit with what is believed to be a crowbar which injured his arm.
He was taken to hospital but is not believed to be seriously injured.
The two suspects drove in a green car towards Shields Road.
Police say more forensic tests need to be carried out to reveal how an elderly couple died in Newcastle. The man and woman, thought to be in their eighties, were discovered on Biddlestone Road in Heaton on Wednesday night. They have not yet been named.