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Newcastle City Council bans 'to let' signs in Jesmond

'To let' signs in Jesmond

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.

Charity box theft - do you know these women?

These women may have vital information. Credit: Northumbria Police

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.

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Strike: RMT says there's 'no option'

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.

“Despite a rock solid 48 hour strike in February, and total support for the overtime ban, management refuse to take our members concerns seriously and have left us with no option other than to ratchet up the action with a week-long strike starting this Thursday.“This dispute has been forced on us by the management’s continuing and stubborn refusal to take the real nature of these jobs into account through the re-grading process and it is now down to them to rectify the situation. RMT remains available for talks.”

– RMT Acting General Secretary Mick Cash

Northern Rail maintenance staff announce week long 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.

Police seek witnesses after supermarket robbery

Police are appealing for witnesses after a robbery at a Tesco Express.
Scene of robbery in Heaton

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.

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