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A mainly dry morning with sunny spells and a light northwesterly breeze. Scattered showers are likely to develop during the afternoon, some heavy.

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School holidays put extra burden on family food budgets

1 in 6 pupils in the North East are not getting enough to eat in the school holidays.

Over a quarter of parents say that the school holidays put an extra burden on their food budget and 17% say they struggle to feed their children three meals a day.

The research by Kellogg's also reveals that 42% of teachers notice children coming back after the holidays with signs of weight loss.

Term time breaks put an extra burden on the family food budget and last August, food bank usage increased by over 21% compared to the same time in June.

Ant and Dec nominate Shearer for ice bucket challenge

Ant and Dec join Cheryl and Newcastle United players and coaches in taking part in the ice bucket challenge. They've chosen to nominate former footballer Alan Shearer:

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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:

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