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Police investigate offensive Twitter message following Glasgow collision

Northumbria Police is investigating an offensive Twitter message relating to a collision in Glasgow, which happened earlier today.

Just before 9pm on 22nd December, police received a report of an offensive message on Twitter relating to the collision.

Northumbria Police is carrying out enquiries into this message and will speak to the person involved, from Sunderland, as part of those enquiries.

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Brothers jailed for life for George Dagg murder

Two brothers have been jailed for life for the murder of George "Geordie" Dagg.

Jess Ryan, 25, stabbed the 53-year-old father to death outside his home at Plains Farm, Sunderland, in June. He had taken his 22-year-old brother Jack Ryan with him.

Judge Paul Sloan QC said the attack was "cowardly".

Jess Ryan, of Toronto Road, must serve a minimum of 25 years before he can apply for parole.

Jack Ryan, of Toronto Square, must serve a minimum of 21 years.

People in North East spend most at Christmas

North East shoppers expected to spend the most Credit: PA

Shoppers in the North East spend more money at Christmas than anywhere else in the country. British consumers expect to spend over £500 on gifts, socialising and entertaining, with men emerging as the festive big spenders.

Shoppers in the North East will spend, on average, over £600.

The findings are revealed in a poll of more than 2,000 consumers across the UK by financial and technology services company True Potential.

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Family in passport search plea

A family from Sunderland have issued a desperate plea to help find their son's missing passport - just days before they're supposed to go to Disneyland. Anthony Baldridge - and his partner Nichola - plan to take their two children as a Christmas surprise. However, the trip of a lifetime could now be cancelled because Anthony - and six year old Thomas - have not received their new passports. The family, from Ryhope, fear they may have been delivered to the wrong address, by accident.

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