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Attempted murder charge after double Longbenton stabbing

A man has been charged with attempted murder after two people were stabbed in North Tyneside. Police were called to Meadow Close, Longbenton on March 5. They found a 28-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman with stab wounds.

Thomas Christopher Yeaman, 27, has been charged with two offences of attempted murder and will appear at North Tyneside Magistrates' Court at 10am March 6.


Double stabbing in North Tyneside

Police are currently at the scene of a double stabbing in North Tyneside. A man and a woman, both in their 20s, were found with stab wounds inside a house in Meadow Close, Longbenton. They are both in hospital. The area has been cordoned off.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident. He is currently in police custody.

Lawson to perform at Mouth of the Tyne Festival

The pop band Lawson will perform at the Mouth of the Tyne Festival in Tynemouth on 11th July.

The four-piece only released their first single in 2012, but they have already had five top ten singles and a top five debut album.

Lawson at the Brit Awards in February 2014 Credit: Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

*Watch: ITV News Tyne Tees interviewed the band when they performed in Newcastle in November *

Troubled families given extra help

A scheme to turn around troubled families is claiming success in North Tyneside and Gateshead.

The councils say they have helped about a third of the families they're working with, to improve school attendance and reduce anti-social behaviour.

They have targeted around 800 families for support since 2012.

Today the national head of the scheme came to North Tyneside, to hear about the success rate so far in the North East.

Louise Casey, the Director General of the Troubled Families programme, described the kind of families they are trying to help.

Police appeal after armed robbery at North Tyneside gym

The gym in North Tyneside. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Police are appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery at a gym in North Tyneside.

Two men went into the Xercise4Less gym on Whitley Road in Benton at around 6.30 yesterday evening with a handgun and threatened staff. No-one was injured but the men escaped with some cash.

Witnesses can contact Northumbria Police by calling 101.

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