Sapper Adam Moralee, 23, was a committed Newcastle United fan and a loving son, who was due to be married.
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Northumbria University in Newcastle has announced the launch of a London campus.
From September, the London campus will offer industry-based programmes at postgraduate and undergraduate level. Northumbria is 8th among English universities for the percentage of graduates placed in professional employment, and in the top 4 in the UK for graduate start-ups.
– Professor Andrew Wathey, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Northumbria University
“Our new campus means we can offer our students the opportunity to study in two of the UK’s top cities for students, Newcastle and London. Its location in the centre of a global city will appeal to our growing international community and to home-based students, whose educational experience will be bolstered by the rich and diverse industry links that the capital offers.”
The new campus is in London’s financial district.
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond released a tribute to Sapper Adam Moralee, from Newcastle, who is the first soldier to be killed in Afghanistan in 2014.
He said: "It is clear from the tributes paid to Sapper Moralee that he was a determined and respected soldier who was good-humoured, trustworthy and considerate.
"His untimely death is a tragedy and my thoughts and deepest sympathies are with his family, fiancee and friends at this difficult time."
The parents of a soldier from Newcastle who has died in Afghanistan said he was full of life, the joker of the family, and he treated his fiancee, Emma, like a princess.
Sapper Adam Moralee was 23. His parents, Lynn and Darren, said he would not have swapped his time in the Army for the world.
:"Adam was a loving son, fiance, and friend who touched everyone's hearts that came into contact with him.
"His passion for cars and anything with an engine made him a true petrol head through and through.
"As a son he was full of life and always the joker of the family, who never took anything too seriously. He loved his job and the friends he made from his time in the Army, and he would never have swapped those experiences for the world."
– Family of Sapper Adam Moralee
"He treated his fiancee, Emma, like his princess and the love they shared was clear to all of those who were lucky enough to see it.
"To be his wife would have made Emma feel like the luckiest girl in the world and they were each others' one true love and soul mates.
"Adam touched the hearts of all of us who were lucky to know him and not a day will go by where he is not in our thoughts and hearts. He will be sorely missed by family and friends and forever loved by all.
Rest in peace son."
A soldier from Newcastle has been killed in Afghanistan. Sapper Adam Moralee was serving with 32 Engineer Regiment at Camp Bastion. He was preparing equipmnt for redeployment out of Afghanistan.
He leaves behind a fiancee.
In a statement issued through the MoD, this family described him as "full of life and always the joker of the family".
A soldier killed in Afghanistan yesterday has been named as Sapper Adam Moralee, 23, from Newcastle.
The number of dogs being smuggled into the country is on the rise, according to the animal charity the RSPCA.
Carolyn and Eleanor Donkin from Newcastle bought a Maltese Terrier online, which they later discovered had been imported illegally. They had to hand over the dog so it could be quarantined and given a full set of innoculations.
Commenting on the death of a British soldier in Afghanistan, the Commanding Officer of 32 Engineer Regiment Group, Lieutenant Colonel Steve Davies, said:
"The tragic death of this committed and professional sapper has hit the Task Force Helmand Engineer Group hard; the Corps has lost a rising star, and his Squadron has lost a respected comrade and friend.
"At this most difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.”
The serviceman's next of kin have been informed.
A former vet from Newcastle killed a man as they engaged in extreme drug-fuelled sadomasochistic sex before leaving his body under a duvet and having sex with another man, a court has heard.
Kirk Thompson, 46, is accused of the manslaughter of David Kochs, 43, which was alleged to have happened at his home in Dulverton Court, Jesmond, on March 2 last year.
Opening the prosecution case, Robert Smith QC told the jury: "The case you are to try over the next few weeks as the jury in this trial is an unusual one. It's also a very disturbing one."
Mr Thompson denies charges of manslaughter, unlawful wounding and assault.
The trial continues.
Ex-Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger has been found not guilty of rape. After the hearing at Newcastle Crown Court, he posted a statement on his Twitter feed, thanking his family, his legal team and his new football club, League One's Swindon Town.
Helen Ford reports.