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NUFC coaches apologise for conduct at Southampton match

Newcastle United received a number of complaints from supporters regarding the conduct of its coaching staff during and after the defeat to Southampton on Saturday, 13th September.

The club has now said "this matter has been dealt with internally."

Assistant Manager John Carver, has apologised to fans for his behaviour:

NUFC's Assistant Manager, John Carver Credit: Clint Hughes/PA

My sole focus on Saturday, as it always is, was on trying to gain three points for Newcastle United and preparing the players to the best of my ability.

This included keeping them focussed on their roles and duties in the upcoming 90 minutes. In the warm up, I was disappointed to see banners that could, in my opinion, distract the players and take focus away from the job in hand - namely winning the match.

I went over to our fans to ask them to help us and requested that they take the banners down. The vast majority of supporters back the team through thick and thin and I am very proud to be one of them.

I was met with abuse from one supporter and I regret that I responded inappropriately. I sincerely apologise for any offence caused by my reaction. Every fan is entitled to an opinion, positive or negative, and I respect that. I hope fans will understand that I, like them, only wanted what was best for the team.

I am proud to work for my home town club and would ask every supporter to back the players and all staff, as they really can make a difference.

– John Carver
NUFC's goalkeeping coach, Andy Woodman Credit: Dave Howarth/PA

Goalkeeping Coach Andy Woodman has also apologised:

I am very sorry for the ill-advised comment I posted privately on Twitter on Sunday morning, which was subsequently made public. It was never my intention, of course, for my response to enter the public domain.

My response was a reaction to significant personal abuse I received from a number of fans which I felt exceeded that which was fair and balanced.

That said I understand my response was unacceptable and I regret my actions and apologise for any offence caused.

– Andy Woodman

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'Sack Pardew' campaigners organise mass protest

SackPardew.com's official logo, which will be imprinted on banners for the protests on Saturday

'Sack Pardew' protestesters have announced plans for a large scale protest at St James' Park this Saturday, during Newcastle United's home match against Hull City.

The protesters have secured indoor locations at Central Station, The Gate, Haymarket and St James' between 12pm and 2:30pm, where they will be handing out large banners adorned with their black and white logo.

The protesters claim the aim of this is to "display a united front against Alan Pardew and the current malaise at the club, for which we believe he has not assumed an acceptable level of responsibility."

We are protesting against his increasingly poor results over the past two years. We are protesting against his deceit and empty promises. We are protesting against his mismanagement of the club and the playing staff. We are protesting against his misrepresentation of our hopes and expectations. We are protesting against his decision to continue on in what is now an untenable position.

– 'Sack Pardew' protesters

Man arrested after Newcastle rape

Northumbria Police have arrested a man in connection with a rape in Newcastle. Police were called to a report that a woman had been raped inside an address on Westgate Road at 5.40am on September 14.

Officers believe the offence happened between 3am and 5am and have arrested a 29-year-old man in connection with the incident.

Thyroid cancer: Facts and symptoms to look out for

Check your neck

People are being urged to check their necks for bumps during Thyroid Cancer awareness month this September.

Thyroid Cancer is rare but is one of the fastest increasing cancers in the world. At the moment around 2,100 new cases are diagnosed in the UK each year.

The cancer is twice as common in women as men and is most commonly diagnosed in women in their late 20s/early30s and in their 60s.

It has an 80-90% cure rate if caught early, so people are being urged to check their necks for lumps and visit their doctor if they are concerned.

Thyroid facts

The thyroid gland is located at the base of the neck below where a man's adam's apple sits.

It is shaped like a butterfly with a wing, or lobe, on either side of the windpipe.

Symptoms to look out for

  • A lump in your neck especially one that rapidly increases in size.
  • Changes in the voice.
  • Difficulty swallowing, not associated with a cold.
  • Difficulty breathing.

Extra care should be taken if their is a family history of thyroid cancer or if people have been exposed to radiation during childhood i.e in treatment for other cancers.

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Thyroid cancer surviver urges public to 'be neck aware'

Kate Farnell MBE founded the Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust, a charity she set up after being diagnosed with the condition.

From her base on Tyneside, Kate provides information, help and support to people across the country and also works internationally.

She has joined the 'check your neck' campaign and is urging the public to "be neck aware".

'Check your neck' campaign launched in Newcastle

Former Thyroid Cancer patients have been raising awareness at the RVI in Newcastle. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

People are being urged to check their necks for bumps during Thyroid Cancer awareness month this September.

Thyroid Cancer is rare but is one of the fastest increasing cancers in the world. At the moment around 2,100 new cases are diagnosed in the UK each year.

The cancer is twice as common in women as men and is most commonly diagnosed in women in their late 20s/early30s and in their 60s.

If It has an 80-90% cure rate if caught early, so people are being urged to check their necks for lumps and visit their doctor if they are concerned.

Former Thyroid Cancer patients have been raising awareness at the RVI in Newcastle.

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