As sponsorship deals go, this one has been as controversial as they come. Kenny Toal looks at the Wonga story.
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.
Representatives of Wonga have been meeting Newcastle fans this afternoon to discuss any concerns they might have about the payday lender's shirt-sponsorship deal.
The company has hosted an open forum.
Our Correspondent Kenny Toal has been listening-in.
Representatives of Wonga are meeting Newcastle fans this afternoon to discuss any concerns they might have about the payday lender's shirt-sponsorship deal.
Wonga is now sponsoring Newcastle United Women's Football Club.
Ahead of Newcastle United's first game of the season, Wonga representatives will meet fans to discuss their sponsorship deal and any concerns relating to it. The payday lender has also invited local MPs to a public forum this afternoon.
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."