Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor has been called into the England squad for Friday's World Cup qualifier against San Marino.
The 27-year-old's inclusion comes after Chelsea defender Gary Cahill was ruled out through injury. Taylor will join up with the team for their first training session on this morning.
More top news
Actor Rodney Bewes has died aged 79. The star is best known for his role as Bob Ferris in Geordie sitcom The Likely Lads.
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.
Ellie Knowles, 18, died last November after being at a Shindig event in Newcastle.