Northumbria Police issued a zero tolerance message to anyone planning to head to the North East football derby, intent on causing trouble.
*Kenny Toal reports. *
More top news
A new owner is sought for a collection of historic buildings and land in Gateshead.
Thursday could be the warmest day of 2017 so far, with temperatures of 22C (72F) forecast, double the average for March.
The son of the founder of the Greggs Bakery company will be sentenced today for abusing four boys over three decades.