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More arrests over Tyne-Wear derby

Police investigating disorder after the Tyne-Wear derby in April have charged two more people.

It happened on Sunday, April 14, in Newcastle city centre following the Newcastle v Sunderland Premiership game.

21-year-old Dale Young of City Road, Newcastle end 18-year-old Nathan Murphy of Saltwell Place, Gateshead, have been charged with violent disorder.

It brings the number of people charged so far to 26.

All those charged are due to appear at Newcastle Magistrates' Court in September.

Their bail conditions prevent them from attending any Newcastle United matches.

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Full report: Petition calls for end to privatised bus services

Fifteen hundred people have signed a petition calling for an end to twenty five years of privatised bus services in Tyne and Wear.

Next week, councillors will decide whether to strip private bus companies of control over routes, timetables and fares. It would be the first area outside London to do so.