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Gateshead man charged after part of nose bitten off

A man has been charged after an 18-year-old man had part of his nose bitten off.

The incident happened during an assault in the the Saint Cuthbert's Drive area of Felling, Gateshead, at around 6am on Saturday, January 3.

Kieran Lennox, 19, of Saint Cuthbert's Drive, Felling, has been charged with wounding with intent to commit GBH.

He's due to appear at Gateshead Magistrates' Court today.

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Scientists recreate the cosmos to look through time

How a galaxy might look in simulation Credit: EAGLE project

Scientists at Durham University have made a computer simulation of the entire cosmos, which will allow them to look into the future.

The model includes galactic winds, supernova explosions and black holes - and can be manipulated to mimic conditions in the real universe.

It will allow the experts to 'rewind' billions of years and more accurately predict what will happen in the future.

Two arrested after shots fired in Newcastle

Two men have been arrested after a window was shot at in Newcastle.

It happened at just after 9.35pm, on Saturday, December 27, at an address on Sunniside Gardens, Benwell. No one was injured.

A silver car was seen leaving the address.

Two men, aged 24 and 23, have been arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear or violence. Both are in police custody.

"I'd like to reassure residents that this is an isolated incident, not connected with any other matters.

"We do have officers on patrol in the area to offer further reassurance and I'd urge anyone with concerns to speak to them.

"Anyone with information should also come forward as they may be able to assist as our investigation continues.

"Anything the public tell us will be treated in the strictest of confidence."

– Detective Inspector Dave English, Northumbria Police

Met Office issue weather warning for ice

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice in the North East of England. That means drivers, particularly, should be wary on the roads, especially on high ground.

Ice is likely to form on untreated surfaces... The public should be aware that icy surfaces are possible, especially on side roads and pavements, and should take care.

– The Met Office

South Tyneside teenager sets up anti-bullying charity

16 year old Callum Carr has taken a stand against bullies... by setting up his own charity. South Tyneside Against Bullying helps people in the area who are affected at school, online, at work, or even at home. The inspiration came from hearing about a teenage girl who committed suicide after being bullied. Callum, who is also a volunteer police cadet in his spare time, has big plans for the charity.

In the future, I hope to achieve a bigger team of professionals with the charity to get the organisation out there to the wider public and to make sure we are helping those teenagers and families who are suffering from bullying.

– Callum Carr

Callum's achievement in setting up this charity is testament to the exceptional individual he is. He is an asset to the cadet scheme and this is a great example of the great work the young people get involved in to support and help out in their local communities.

– PC Alicia Swindells, South Tyneside cadet leader
Callum is trying to make a difference Credit: Northumbria Police

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Police give Christmas panto present

Domestic violence charities in Newcastle have received a gift of real Christmas cheer... tickets to the pantomime, courtesy of Northumbria Police. The force was given tickets to Cinderella by the Tyne Theatre as a thank you for their hard work on Sunday's derby day. Officers have donated them to the women's refuge charities they work with.

It is very generous of the theatre to offer us tickets to this year's panto and we thought it a good opportunity for us to share that generosity and goodwill with the charities we work closely with. We hope the refuges' residents and their children have a fantastic time.

– Sgt Graeme Barr, Northumbria Police

We wanted to say thank to the officers who were in position around the theatre on derby day. From our point of view, the police operation could not have been better and a large number of our patrons made comments concerning how safe they felt with officers around the theatre. We wanted to say congratulations.

– Maxie Peters, Show Director
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