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History of NUFC to go on public display

Memorabilia charting the history of the club will be on display to fans.
Memorabilia charting the history of the club will be on display to fans. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A new exhibition is opening celebrating the history of Newcastle United.

Memorabilia and photographs of the Magpies through the decades will be on display at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle.

The exhibition runs from February 8 until October 5.

The exhibition, at the Discovery museum, runs until October.
The exhibition, at the Discovery museum, runs until October. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
The Discovery Museum is going black and white for NUFC history exhibition.
The Discovery Museum is going black and white for NUFC history exhibition. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Newcastle United unveil plans for multi-million pound training complex

Artist's impression of Newcastle United's proposed new training ground Credit: Newcastle United Football Club

Newcastle United have unveiled plans for a multi-million pound revamp of the club's training complex that will turn it into one of the best facilities of its kind in Europe.

The club plans to redevelop the existing 35 acre site with work beginning in May 2015 and completed in early 2016

While existing training pitches and a modern indoor training hall will be retained, the Club's current Training Centre building will be demolished and replaced by a much larger, high-tech structure that will feature new changing rooms, leisure and catering facilities a hydrotherapy and fitness pool.

United's Director of Football, Joe Kinnear said: "This is a hugely exciting development for Newcastle United. We have one of football's great stadiums and we are delighted to now be announcing plans for a training complex which will rival any in Europe"

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NUFC want Ba back on loan

Demba Ba was kicked in the face after leaving Newcastle, but may be heading back. Credit: PA

Newcastle have expressed an interest in bringing back Demba Ba on loan from Chelsea.

The Senegalese international joined the Blues from Newcastle on a three year deal in January 2013, but wasn't even named as a substitute for Chelsea's crucial Premier League fixture against Man United on Monday.

Qatar side Al-Jaish have also expressed an interest in the striker's services.

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