Sunderland midfielder Craig Gardner has accused Chelsea striker Demba Ba of play-acting after being ruled out of Sunday's Tyne-Wear derby
After the funeral of former Newcastle United chief executive Freddie Fletcher, tributes are paid to the man many see as the club's saviour.
It was one in, one out for Sunderland on the final day of the football transfer window - but a quiet deadline day for Newcastle.
Newcastle United are into the quarter-finals of the Europa League after a dramatic last gasp win over Anzhi Makhachkala at St James' Park this evening.
The tie seemed to be heading for extra time before an action-packed finale.
The Russian team, who had earlier been reduced to ten men, hit the bar from a free kick in the 89th minute.
Then deep into stoppage time Papiss Cisse headed the winning goal with, literally, the last touch of the match.
The Senegalese striker got on the end of Sylvan Marvoh's cross to send the Geordie faithful into raptures. Remarkably it was the second game running that Cisse has scored an injury time winner. The Magpies now take their place in the draw for the quarter-finals, which takes place tomorrow.
Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger has been bailed after being questioned by detectives.
A Northumbria Police spokesman said: "A 21-year-old has been released on bail."
Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger has been arrested on suspicion of rape.
The 21-year-old Premier League footballer was held by Northumbria Police following an allegation made by a woman that she was attacked at a hotel in Jesmond, Newcastle between Wednesday and Thursday.
London-born Ranger, who lives in Forest Hall, North Tyneside, is thought to still be being questioned.
– Northumbria Police spokesperson
"On Thursday January 24 a woman reported to police that she had been raped overnight at a hotel in Jesmond.
A 21-year-old man has been arrested at an address in Forest Hall on suspicion of rape."
Nile Ranger reportedly posted this picture on his Instagram hours before he was arrested - spelling his name out in £1500 worth of £20 notes.
Newcastle striker Nile Ranger, who has been arrested on suspicion of rape, tweeted on Saturday after the side's Premier League defeat:
Certain fans need to not come and support this team... Coming out to BOOO us.. Stay at home.. Don't need ur BOO's.... SAY NO MORE !!!!From @NilePowerRanger on Twitter:
Last thing from me... To all the fans. U are not forced to buy season tickets.. Or pay our wages.. Please remember that...From @NilePowerRanger on Twitter:
God gives the hardest battles to the strongest soldiers !!!From @NilePowerRanger on Twitter:
Nile Ranger angered fans by criticising them for booing after Newcastle lost to Reading at the weekend.
He went on to enrage them by apparently spelling his name out in £20 notes and posting a photo online.
The Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger has been arrested on suspicion of rape, sources have said.
Northumbria Police said they were investigating an alleged incident at a hotel in Jesmond on Wednesday evening. Officers arrested a 21-year-old man in Forest Hall.
A man whose streaking cost Newcastle United more than £5000 in fines will repay only £300 for his behaviour.
Steven Arkle vaulted the barrier at Newcastle's Europa League match against Atromitos on August 30th, running around the pitch and disrupting the game.
Arkle ran nude around the pitch and performed a naked dance in front of the referee before walking off the pitch.
The 21-year-old blamed the poor performance of the Newcastle United side for his behaviour and criticised stewards for not chasing him off the pitch.
– Steven Arkle
"The lads weren't doing very well – I did it for the lads.
I love the Toon and I have been supporting them since I was young.
They should have chased me."
Prosecutors made a court bid to claim more than £5000 from Arkle, but magistrates took Arkle's 'limited means' into account and ordered him to pay £300 to the football club.
NUFC are still considering a civil claim to recoup the remaining money they were fined by European football’s governing body.
– Steve Storey, Newcastle United's head of security
"We are still taking legal advice in terms of pursuing compensation from both offenders.
We are... disappointed in the extreme that Arkle didn't receive a banning order."
Sir Alex Ferguson has launched an astonishing tirade at "wee club" Newcastle and their manager Alan Pardew, who he accused of being "the worst" at haranguing referees.
The Manchester United boss also accused Pardew of "forgetting the help" he offered him at difficult stages of his managerial career.
Ferguson marched on to the pitch on Boxing Day to condemn referee Mike Dean for awarding Newcastle's second goal in United's 4-3 win.
Dean confirmed yesterday he would not be reporting Ferguson, even though the chief confronted not only the referee, but also the fourth official and assistant referee.
Ferguson insists he did nothing wrong, and defended his conduct, admitting he was "an emotional guy".
– Sir Alex Ferguson
I carry that because I am the manager of the most famous club in the world.
I am not like Newcastle, a wee club in the north east."