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Newcastle United players take ice bucket challenge

Yesterday (Wednesday, 20th August) we saw Cheryl undertake the ice bucket challenge, a challenge which has gone viral on social media.

Now, Newcastle United players and coaches are the latest to step up and take part in the charity ice bucket challenge.

The challenge dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads. The idea is that nominated people have 24 hours to comply or forfeit by way of a charitable financial donation to charities such as the ALS Association in the United States or MacMillan Cancer Care in the UK.

Goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman took part and nominated fellow football players Robert Green, Gareth Southgate and Peter Beardsley:

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa also got involved and challenged fellow Newcastle teammates Massadio Haidara, Oliver Kemen, Remy Cabella, Rayane Nasri and Brian Yanga:

18 years’ imprisonment for North Yorkshire child abuser

Wayne O'Donnell
Wayne O'Donnell has been jailed for 18 years

A man who abused two young girls has been jailed for 18 years.

Wayne O’Donnell, 55, of Pinfold Avenue, Sherburn, was sentenced at Teesside Crown Court on Wednesday, 20th August 2014.

He was found guilty on four counts of rape, four counts of sexual assault, seven counts of taking indecent images of a child and one count of possessing an indecent image of a child.

The offences took place between 2005 and 2012, against two girls who were primary school age when the abuse began.

O’Donnell’s control over his victims was such that one of them gave evidence on his behalf, claiming that the abuse she suffered was committed by someone else. The jury rejected this claim and convicted O'Donnell of his offences against her.

Detective Constable John Atkinson, of the Protecting Vulnerable People Unit in York, led the investigation. He said: “This sentence shows that even if abuse took place years before the victim reports it, those responsible can be brought to justice for their offences. If you have been a victim of abuse there is no need to suffer in silence. Come forward and let us help you.”



Roy 'Chubby' Brown fined for reading paper at wheel

Roy 'Chubby' Brown was filmed reading a newspaper as he drove down the A19.
Roy 'Chubby' Brown was filmed reading a newspaper as he drove down the A19. Credit: PA

Roy 'Chubby' Brown has been fined £30 and slapped with four points on his licence after he was caught reading a newspaper at the wheel.

The comic, whose real name is Royston Vasey, 69, was filmed by North Yorkshire Police’s mobile safety camera as he drove along the A19 near Crathorne on 15 May.

The newspaper can clearly be seen as the driver navigates the A19.
The newspaper can clearly be seen as the driver navigates the A19.

Northallerton Magistrates also ordered him to pay costs of £60.

Watch the video here:

A statement from North Yorkshire Police said: "Motorists must give the road their full attention as a few seconds’ lapse in concentration can have catastrophic consequences, literally meaning the difference between life and death.”

Brown's agent said: "He is not available to comment on this matter."

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