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Rise in North East phone scams

Phone scams are on the rise in the North East

Police are warning the public of an increase in phone scams in the North East.

Some fraudsters have even been pretending to be police officers, Last week three men were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit fraud.

They have been released on police bail.

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Rugby World Cup trophy tour about to kick off in region

The Webb Ellis Cup. Credit: ITV News

The Rugby World Cup trophy tour is about to kick off in our region as the Webb Ellis Cup enters the North East on Thursday (July 30) and will be travelling to the following destinations:

  • Close House, Heddon-on-the-Wall - July 30
  • Newcastle City Centre - July 30
  • Alnwick Castle - July 30
  • Tynemouth - August 1
  • Northumbria University - August 2
  • Gateshead International Stadium - August 2
  • The Angel of the North - August 3
  • Darlington Mowden Park - August 3
  • West Hartlepool RFC - August 3

Weather: Today

Credit: Met Office

An overcast and wet day with persistent rain affecting most parts, occasionally heavy and sometimes turning more showery.

Cloud will be low at times so hill fog is a possibility.

Feeling cool for July.

Breezy along the coast. Maximum Temperature 13°C.

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