Alan Pardew sent a letter and a club towel to sports writer Henry Winter, after he lost a bet and swam the Tyne. Mr Winter tweeted saying if Newcastle United committed long-term to Alan Pardew that he would swim in the river.
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A memorial statue has been unveiled in North Shields to honour all the fisherman who lost their lives at sea.
Tomer Hemed's hooked strike denied Newcastle the chance to move fourth in the Premier League as Brighton prevailed at the Amex Stadium.
Hundreds of people took part in the LGBT parade which set off from the Civic Centre at lunchtime.