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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.

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GCSE help for North East pupils at The Stadium of Light

The Stadium of Light is holding an event for pupils who didn't get the GCSE grades they were hoping for, giving them information about their options including training and apprenticeships.

Options available include the YES Automotive Manufacturing Programme, which starts this September and is for 16-year old schools leavers who are interested in car manufacturing. The programme is hands-on, interactive and based around the automotive manufacturing industry.

The Traineeship is available to 17 - 18 year olds and covers a qualification in BTEC Lean, functional skills in Maths and English, simulated production line work training and paid work experience.

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.

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.

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Paul Gascoigne taken to hospital in health scare

Paul Gascoigne is recovering in hospital this evening after the emergency services were called to his home in Poole. Police and the ambulance service were seen outside his penthouse flat in the luxurious Sandbanks area earlier this afternoon. The star's battle with alcohol addiction has been well documented with him entering a rehab clinic in Southampton earlier this year.

12-year-old boy sexually assaulted in Newcastle

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Police have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to.

Police are appealing for information after a sexual assault in Newcastle.

At 4pm on Thursday, 14th August, a 12-year-old boy was approached by a man in Stowell Street, in the city centre, who touched him inappropriately.

Enquiries are ongoing and police have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the incident.

Officers believe he may have information that could be helpful with their enquiries.

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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