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Police release new picture of missing woman

Lynda Foulkes, 46, has been missing since July 10 Credit: Northumbria Police

Police have released a new photograph of a missing woman from Newcastle.

Lynda Foulkes, 46, went missing from her home in Bury, Greater Manchester on July 10. It's believed she may be in Northumberland or on North Tyneside.

Anyone who may have seen Lynda is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.

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Search continues for missing woman

Police are continuing to search for Lynda Foulkes, who went missing from her home in Greater Manchester on July 10.

Superintendent Alan Veitch said:

"Lynda grew up in the Gosforth area of Newcastle and although she has since moved away, she still has family living in Newcastle and has strong links to this area.

"She used to visit Wallington Hall when she was a child and we believe she may be in that area now. "We also know that she has links to the Whitley Bay area, in particular St Mary's Lighthouse and used to enjoy sitting on the benches overlooking the sea.

"She loves the outdoors, in particular rural areas and the coast, so we are asking people who are out and about in our area to keep an eye out for Lynda and contact us if they see her, or think they may have seen her.

"She has not been seen since Thursday afternoon and we are become increasingly concerned for her welfare, so we are asking people to contact us immediately if they have any information that would help to locate her.

"We are also appealing for Lynda herself to contact us and let us know she is okay."

– Superintendent Alan Veitch, Northumbria Police

Police appeal to help find missing woman

Extensive enquiries are ongoing to try and trace a missing woman who may be in the North East.

Lynda Foulkes, 46, went missing from her home in Bury on July 10.

Superintendent Alan Veitch, from Northumbria Police, said:

"Lynda has not been seen since Thursday afternoon and we are become increasingly concerned for her welfare.

"We know that she has links with the Northumberland and North Tyneside areas and we believe she may visit those areas.

"We are asking the public to contact us immediately if they see her.

"We are also appealing for Lynda herself to contact us and let us know she is okay."

– Superintendent Alan Veitch, Northumbria Police

Missing woman may be in North East

Lynda Foulkes, 46, has been missing since July 10 Credit: Northumbria Police

Police are appealing for help to find a missing woman from Bury.

Lynda Foulkes, 46, was last seen in the Ainsworth area of Bury at around 3pm on July 10. She has links to North East it is believed she may visit the Wallington Hall or Belsay area in Northumberland, or the Whitley Bay area of North Tyneside.

Ms Foulkes is described as being around 5ft 5in tall, of slim build with short black/grey hair. She was last seen wearing grey trousers, a navy blue hooded top and walking trainers.

Anyone who may have seen Lynda or may have information of her whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101 extension 69191.

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Police search for 'answers' after Northumberland death

Police are appealing for information after the death of a man who was found unconscious in Northumberland.

Mathew O'Donovan, 22, died in hospital after being found on a disused mineral line in Ellington on July 5.

A man has been arrested in connection with the incident and released on bail.

Northumbria Police Motor Patrols Sergeant, Mick Soulsby, said:

"A motorbike was located nearby and one possibility is that he has fallen off a bike, although there may be another reason.

"His family are devastated at his death and we want to be able to give them the answers they need to help them come to terms with such a tragic loss at this difficult time."

– Sergeant Mick Soulsby, Northumbria Police

Appeal after man's death in Northumberland

Police are appealing for information after the death of a man who was found unconscious in Northumberland.

Mathew O'Donovan, 22, from Lynemouth, was found unconscious by two passersby at a disused mineral line Ellington in the early hours of July 5. He was taken to hospital and died on July 10.

Officers are particularly keen to hear from anyone who heard motorbikes in the area between 11pm on July 4 and 1am on July 5. Anyone with information is urged to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191.

Bid to reconsider school transport charges defeated

Parents protested outside County Hall in Morpeth Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Dozens of parents protested outside County Hall in Morpeth, over plans to charge over-16s for school transport in Northumberland.

From September, most students between 16 and 18 years old will be charged £600 to use school buses, and will fund their own public transport costs.

The demonstration took place before an extraordinary meeting of the council. It debated a motion put forward by the Conservative group leader, Cllr Peter Jackson.

It called for the change to be suspended and for more consultations with parents.

The motion was narrowly defeated by 34 votes to 30.

Feelings ran high outside County Hall Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

The Labour controlled authority says the council must reduce a £3.3m bill for post-16 transport.

Council leader, Cllr Grant Davey said:

"In difficult times, we need to be focusing our resources on those who are in greatest need.

We've listened carefully to what the public have had to say, not just today but throughout the consultation period, but the bottom line is we have to balance our budget."

The Labour group said the cost of arranging today's extraordinary meeting came to £80,000; a figure disputed by others.

The Conservative group leader, Cllr Peter Jackson said:

"I think people had to have their say. People have got a democratic right and right across Northumberland, families and young people are struggling with this new six hundred pound, effectively, tax to go to school.

They had to be heard and their concerns had to be heard and addressed and I think it was the right thing to do."

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