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Pressure on Pardew as Newcastle sink to rock bottom

Pardew faces increasing pressure as his side has yet to win this season Credit: Chris Ison/PA

Newcastle United have sunk to the very bottom of the Premier League table after suffering a 4-0 defeat at Southampton.

The result piled even more pressure onto the manager, Alan Pardew, who signed an eight-year contract just under two years ago. He skipped the post-match press conference after the game at St Mary's.

Fans held up a banner reading 'Pardew Out' in the away section of the ground.

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Nine jailed after North East's 'biggest-ever' drugs bust

Nine men are beginning prison terms after what has been called the biggest ever drugs bust in the North East of England. Heroin and amphetamines worth £55m were seized along with almost half a million pounds in cash.

The man at the very top even pretended to run a charity as a cover for the money he made.


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