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.
A group of Newcastle United have submitted a bid to be given a bigger say in any future changes to the club's ground, St James' Park.
The Newcastle United Supporters Trust applied to the city council for the stadium to be designated an 'Asset of Community Value', which would place a requirement on the club to consult with local people if any significant changes were proposed.
Earlier this year the same group expressed concerns about plans to sell off land beside the club for development.
Newcastle United have announced the starting XI that will face Spanish side Real Sociedad in today's pre-season friendly at St James' Park.
#NUFC v Real Sociedad (4-4-1-1): Krul; Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini (c), Haidara; Sissoko, Anita, Colback, Gouffran; Cabella; Rivière
Newcastle United will play host to Spanish side Real Sociedad in the club's final pre-season friendly this afternoon.
New signings Siem De Jong, Emmanuel Riviere and Remy Cabella could all make their first appearance for the Magpies at St James' Park.
The match is scheduled to kick-off at 1:30pm.
Newcastle United goalkeeper Karl Darlow is delighted with his move to St James' Park from Nottingham Forest.
The 23-year-old said:
– Karl Darlow
I'm delighted for it all to be sorted and I can't wait to get started here at Newcastle.
The loan back is going to be another year but it gives me time to develop my game further before I return.
I'm looking forward to the future.
Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles has expressed his delight after joining the club from Nottingham Forest.
The 20-year-old said:
– Jamaal Lascelles, Newcastle United
As soon as I found out about the move I was over the moon.
It's a huge step up for me. Newcastle are a club with a massive fanbase, a big history and an unbelievable stadium.
First, I am going back to Forest for another season and that will be great for my development. Hopefully I can come here next summer an even better player.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew says the signings of Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow from Nottingham Forest are 'a real coup' for the club.
– Alan Pardew, Newcastle United FC Manager
It is a real coup to have signed two of the finest young talents in English football outside of the Premier League.
Jamaal and Karl will be a big part of the future of this club. They have both performed outstandingly in the Championship over the last couple of years and I have no doubt they will be able step up to this level once they return from their loan at Nottingham Forest.
Newcastle United have completed a deal to sign Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow from Nottingham Forest for an undisclosed
The duo have agreed long-term deals at St James' Park and will return to Forest on loan for the 2014/15 season.
Both players came through the youth system at the City Ground. Lascelles, 20, established himself in the Forest defence last season, making 34 appearances for the club. While Darlow, 23, has been Forest's first-choice goalkeeper since January 2013.
There will be a minute's silence ahead of Newcastle's first Premier League game this season in honour of two fans who died on board flight MH17.
John Alder, 63, and Liam Sweeney, 28, were on the Malaysia Airlines flight to watch their heroes play two friendly games in New Zealand.
Tributes will be paid on Sunday August 17 at St James' Park before their match against Manchester City.
Captains Fabricio Coloccini and Vincent Kompany will lay wreaths at the centre circle before kick-off, accompanied by representatives from John and Liam's families.
Sunderland, whose fans showed their empathy with Newcastle despite their local rivalry by raising £33,000 for local good causes in memory of the men, will be represented by their ex-player Jimmy Montgomery.
A minute's silence will then be observed once both teams have entered the field.
The club will create a memorial garden and a community award in their memory as well.
Manchester City supporters will unveil a banner paying tribute to the two Newcastle fans.
The family of Liam Sweeney say they hope they can begin to grieve for him properly after confirmation that his body has been positively identified.
The Newcastle United fan was on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine last month. This afternoon, his family received confirmation that DNA tests carried out in the Netherlands had confirmed he was one of those returned to the country. His father, Barry, says they now want to get him back to the UK as soon as possible.
Barry Sweeney spoke to ITV News Tyne Tees.