Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was hit in the head with a spade in Newcastle.
The assault took place at around 10pm on January 17, at Jesmond Dene.
The man, believed to be 56 years old, was assaulted and suffered a head injury. He received hospital treatment and has since been discharged.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.
A man has been charged with attempted murder and dangerous driving after a car hit a post and a woman was found injured.
Pervaiz Mirza, 44, of Shrewsbury Close, Newcastle, appeared before Newcastle Magistrates' Court today (December 24).
A car hit a post on the central motorway in the underpass at the Jesmond exit on December 22. A 50-year-old woman was found inside the vehicle with serious injuries.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Newcastle.
Police were called to the central motorway at the underpass by the Jesmond exit, at 10.45pm on December 22. A car had crashed into a post. A 50-year-old woman was found in a car with serious injuries. Officers believe she was assaulted before the collision. Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
A 44-year-old man, who was also in the vehicle, has been arrested and is in police custody.
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 discovered suspected drugs and a large amount of cash while searching a house in Jesmond, Newcastle
Officers, together with a team from environmental health, went to an address to seize equipment as part of a noise abatement order.
When they arrived they discovered the money and drugs and a man,24, was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled class-A drug with intent to supply.
Another man, 22, was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled class B drug with intent to supply.
Both are students at Newcastle University, which has been informed and will follow its own disciplinary procedure.
In addition, a third man aged 27 was also arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled class A drug with intent to supply. All three have been bailed pending further enquiries.
Glynis Mackie, guide leader at the 37th Newcastle Guide Unit, said: