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Eagles set to win Championship

The Eagles in training Credit: ITV News

By Sunday the Eagles could, should and probably will be the champions of the British Basketball League.

Newcastle are in Birmingham on Saturday and Surrey on Sunday.

They're the league's bottom clubs and if, as predicted, the Eagles win both games they will clinch their fifth title in seven years.

Durham are also in action; they face Leicester on Sunday but the Wildcats' play-off status won't be decided until the Easter weekend.

Drugs and cash found in house raid

Police discovered suspected drugs and a large amount of cash while searching a house in Jesmond, Newcastle

Officers, together with a team from environmental health, went to an address to seize equipment as part of a noise abatement order.

When they arrived they discovered the money and drugs and a man,24, was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled class-A drug with intent to supply.

Another man, 22, was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled class B drug with intent to supply.

Both are students at Newcastle University, which has been informed and will follow its own disciplinary procedure.

In addition, a third man aged 27 was also arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled class A drug with intent to supply. All three have been bailed pending further enquiries.

"This should act as a warning to people that we work closely with our partners to take action against those suspected of being involved in drug use and supply.

"In particular, students should be aware that we share information with partner agencies, including the universities, and none of us will tolerate such behaviour. Criminal activity such as this could see them removed from education and ruin their bright future prospects, not to mention the health implications. It's just not worth it."

– Neighbourhood Inspector Neil Brotherton


Richards relishing World Cup in Newcastle

Newcastle Falcons boss Dean Richards says next year's Rugby World Cup will "open a few people's eyes".

Newcastle has been chosen as one of 11 host cities for the tournament with Scotland, South Africa and New Zealand all playing matches at St James' Park in October 2015.

Today the Rugby World Cup trophy - the Webb Ellis Cup - came to Kingston Park as part of a UK tour.

Rugby World Cup trophy visits Newcastle

The Rugby World Cup trophy, the Webb Ellis Cup', in Newcastle Credit: ITV

The Rugby World Cup trophy has been in Newcastle as part of a UK tour ahead of next year's tournament, which is being hosted in England.

The world-famous Webb Ellis Cup was on display at Kingston Park, the home of the Newcastle Falcons.

Newcastle is one of 11 host cities that will be staging World Cup matches next year. Scotland, South Africa and reigning world champions New Zealand will be among the nations playing at St James' Park in October 2015.

The cup has been on display at Kingston Park Credit: ITV

Elderly woman's mobility scooter stolen

Police are appealing for information after an elderly woman's mobility scooter was stolen in a Newcastle burglary. It happened between 1.30am and 10.30am, on Monday, April 7, at Benwell Hill Road in Fenham, when offenders broke in and went into the garage through the internal door.

They stole a mobility scooter worth £2,500 and left after opening the garage door.

The scooter is an AUTO GO, mostly black in colour and has a black shopping bag on the back of the seat.

PC Rob Thorpe said: "The woman is in her 80s and virtually housebound without the use of her mobility scooter.

"Unfortunately her house insurance has just expired and so there will be no payout for the burglary. "This is a despicable crime and those responsible have left an elderly woman extremely distressed."

Bryan Adams announces Newcastle show

Bryan Adams Credit: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

Rocker Bryan Adams has announced he is hitting the road with a full band this November to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the multi-million selling album, ‘Reckless’. He will be returning to the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle on November 16.

This will be the first time Bryan Adams has done a full headline tour of the UK since 2011.

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