There was a small turn out to a protest organised by Newcastle United fans outside the Sports Direct store in Newcastle this lunch time.
The pressure group, Ashley Out, had called for peaceful demonstrations before today's match outside every Sports Direct store within a 20-mile radius of St. James' Park.
The chain of sports shops is owned by the football club's owner, Mike Ashley.
A handful gathered outside the store on Northumberland Street in the rain this afternoon. There were no shows at other shops.
Some fans are planning to boycott the match for the second week in a row, while others intend to stand up en masse for one minute during the game against Swansea.
A 23-year-old woman has been left shaken after she was sexually assaulted by a man in Newcastle.
The incident happened at 10.45pm on Friday, April 17, outside Scarborough Court in Byker.
A man grabbed the woman and touched her inappropriately.
She was not injured in the incident but was left shaken.
Police are carrying out enquiries to trace the offender who is described as white, 6ft and 25 to 40 years.
He was wearing a navy puma tracksuit with a black fleece over the top, a black woolly hat and black trainers.
The tracksuit bottoms had a puma logo in white on the left leg.
Cloudy with further outbreaks of rain and fog over the hills.
It will become drier and brighter from the north during the evening.
Feeling colder as the rain clears. Maximum Temperature 10C.
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What a difference a bit of cloud makes.
Temperatures in the west are as much as 8C lower than those in the best of the sunshine in the east.
But wherever you are the temperatures will be on the cooler side this weekend - with weven the risk of wintry showers by Sunday.