Suspected cases of food poisoning rise

Around 250 people are suspected to have contracted salmonella, following a food festival in Newcastle.

Eight cases have been confirmed. The outbreak began after the Street Spice event which took place in the city between 28 February and 2 March.

The authorities are working with the businesses which ran thirteen separate stalls to try to identify the source.

Those suspected of picking up the bacteria have reported flu-like symptoms and stomach pain.

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Street Spice festival sickness

Scores of people have reported symptoms of food poisoning following the Street Spice festival that took place in Newcastle last week.