Hundreds of mourners have gathered for the funeral of Liam Sweeney, one of the Newcastle United fans who was killed in the MH17 plane crash.
It's five years since the death of Sir Bobby Robson. Since then the cancer charity he established has raised more than £7million.
Sunderland fans have set up a fundraising page on behalf of two fans of rival team Newcastle United who died in the MH17 plane crash.
Former Southampton footballer Francis Benali has set off on a 1,000-mile charity run to every Premier League ground.
The 45-year-old, who played more than 300 games for Southampton, will be spending the next three weeks completing the challenge. He's hoping to raise around £1 million for cancer research.
Benali started the run at St James' Park in Newcastle this morning and was seen off by his former Southampton teammate and Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer.
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At a press conference this afternoon, Alan Pardew has spoken of Liam Sweeney's funeral and said it was "important for the city" to honour the memory of "an absolute mad Geordie fan".
As hundreds gather at St Mary's Cathedral for the funeral of Liam Sweeney, his father Barry has spoken of a letter of condolence he personally received from Alan Pardew:
MH17 victim Liam Sweeney was a "gentle giant who never had a smile off his face," hundreds of mourners gathered at his funeral heard.
Mr Sweeney was on his way to watch his beloved Newcastle United play in New Zealand when he died. A Newcastle United scarf and shirt was placed on his coffin as a sign of his commitment to the team.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew and the team's captain Fabricio Coloccini turned out to pay their respects.
A tearful rendition of a poem was read out in the cathedral, which included the words: "If the Toon were playing you were there, win or lose through bad and good, Newcastle United were in your blood."
Malaysia Airlines, who owned the plane Liam died on, also sent a floral tribute to the funeral which read "with our heartfelt condolences".