Barry Rogerson has now explained what led him to punch a horse during disorder after Sunday's Tyne-Wear derby. Watch his explanation here.
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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.