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Rail passengers endured more morning misery today when an overhead line problem led to major disruption to key services.
Ross Murray has battled back from a two-year injury nightmare to qualify for the London Olympic Games.
Five North East bartenders have been crowned winners of the Brugal Royal Rumble, the largest rum event in the UK. The team dressed as Geordie miners to celebrate their heritage and beat off competition from across the country.
Newcastle mixologist John Collingwood said, “Newcastle is going through a cocktail renaissance at present with a pool of very talented bartenders driving the agenda forward. This is just the beginning.”
John Collingwood, Ben Craighead, Kieron Hall, Johny Hume and Gavin Wraith created a locally inspired cocktail named The Coal House Punch. They won at the final in London.
Around 90 members of the Fusiliers Association are going to London in a bid to save their Battalion.
Six members will hand in a petition to Downing Street against the disbandment of the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers.
The members will then march from Downing Street to Parliament.
North Yorkshire Police say 16-year-old Mueni Mulandi from Harrogate has been found safe.
Mueni had been missing since Friday 17th May, but in a statement officers say she was "found safe in London" tonight.
Police in North Yorkshire are appealing for information following the disappearance of a 16 year old girl.
Mueni Mulandi from Harrogate has not been seen since Friday May 17th when she told her mother she was going to stay with a friend.
North Yorkshire Police say it's possible that Mueni has travelled to London and has connections in Leeds.
She is described as black, 5ft 1 in height and of a medium build. She has black shoulder length hair with red and purple highlights.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 and pass information to the Force Control Room.
A woman is to be sentenced for impersonating murdered former oil executive Carole Waugh, originally from Durham, in order to hire a car.
47-year-old Julie Witham pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to conspiracy to defraud last month.
She admitted plotting to hire a Kia car using a credit card in Miss Waugh's name between April and August last year.
The 50-year-old disappeared from her home in Marylebone last spring and her body was found with a single stab wound inside a car in a lock-up garage in south-west London, on August 2.
Miss Waugh, originally from Durham, was reported missing by her family on May 7 and had not been seen since mid-April.
Six others have also been charged with conspiracy to defraud.
A global scare sparked by the "discredited and inaccurate" claims of a doctor 15 years ago over the MMR vaccine have caused huge worry to parents in South Wales following a measles epidemic in the region, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said.
Mr Hunt said Dr Andrew Wakefield's comments about the vaccination had "absolutely no scientific basis" as he urged parents of children who had not been given two doses to contact their local GP as soon as possible.
Mr Hunt told the Commons, "What Andrew Wakefield said had absolutely no scientific basis and has caused huge damage and huge worry to many thousands of parents".
"It is very important to reiterate that the scientific way to prevent measles, which can be a horrible, even fatal disease, is to make sure that you have had two doses of MMR", he continued.
"Parents of children who have not had those doses, parents of children of any age, should contact their GP if they have not had those two doses, particularly in the current circumstances".
Tony Blair said the celebrations of Baroness Thatcher's death were in "poor taste".
Speaking to BBC Radio Ulster, he said: "Even if you disagree with someone very strongly, you can still particularly at the moment of their passing, you should show some respect."
Mr Blair was asked if he worried there would be similar celebrations when he dies.
He replied: "When you decide, you divide. I think she would be pretty philosophical about it and I hope I will be too."
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Thousands of rail travellers have faced lengthy delays today after a major fault on the East Coast main line. A kilometre of overhead wiring was brought down by an engine last night.
It left two hundred Yorkshire bound passengers stranded overnight at Kings Cross station and delays for passengers which will reach into tomorrow.
- Information and advice from National Rail Enquiries