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Gazza's daughter thanks fans for support after setback

Paul Gascoigne's daughter has thanked fans who offered sympathy after shocking photographs showed him looking gaunt and frail as he was helped into an ambulance.

The ex-England footballer, now 47, has a long history of problems with alcohol and was reportedly found slumped outside his home.

Bianca Gascoigne, 27, received messaged of support from fans who remember him fondly from his time at clubs including Newcastle, Tottenham and Rangers.

John Rae's tweet was one of the ones she retweeted:

Bianca, a model and reality TV star, wrote herself:

Earlier this week it was reported that Gascoigne could return to football after signing for a Sunday league club in Bournemouth.

Paul Gascoigne 'in hospital' hours after Sunday league signing

It's been reported former Newcastle player Paul Gascoigne is in hospital after police and paramedics were called to his home in Dorset yesterday. It's claimed he had been drinking.

Images of the former England star have dominated this morning's tabloid front pages.

It was just hours after it was announced he was set for a footballing comeback for a Sunday League team for a fee of £8.

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School holidays put extra burden on family food budgets

1 in 6 pupils in the North East are not getting enough to eat in the school holidays.

Over a quarter of parents say that the school holidays put an extra burden on their food budget and 17% say they struggle to feed their children three meals a day.

The research by Kellogg's also reveals that 42% of teachers notice children coming back after the holidays with signs of weight loss.

Term time breaks put an extra burden on the family food budget and last August, food bank usage increased by over 21% compared to the same time in June.

Ant and Dec nominate Shearer for ice bucket challenge

Ant and Dec join Cheryl and Newcastle United players and coaches in taking part in the ice bucket challenge. They've chosen to nominate former footballer Alan Shearer:

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Newcastle United players take ice bucket challenge

Yesterday (Wednesday, 20th August) we saw Cheryl undertake the ice bucket challenge, a challenge which has gone viral on social media.

Now, Newcastle United players and coaches are the latest to step up and take part in the charity ice bucket challenge.

The challenge dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads. The idea is that nominated people have 24 hours to comply or forfeit by way of a charitable financial donation to charities such as the ALS Association in the United States or MacMillan Cancer Care in the UK.

Goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman took part and nominated fellow football players Robert Green, Gareth Southgate and Peter Beardsley:

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa also got involved and challenged fellow Newcastle teammates Massadio Haidara, Oliver Kemen, Remy Cabella, Rayane Nasri and Brian Yanga:

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