Sports writer, Henry Winter swam the Tyne after losing a bet. He said that if Newcastle United ever committed to Alan Pardew long term, he would swim the Tyne. Alan Pardew signed a new contract. Henry Winter started preparing to do this...
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War veterans taking part in the walk of Britain got a singing send-off from school pupils in Northumberland.
A cast of the skull of St Bede - the English scholar who is considered to be the founder of English history - will go on display in Jarrow.