Super yacht Captain returns to the Tyne

A mysterious super yacht has been talk of the Toon since it arrived at the Port of Tyne. Captain Dale Smith is delighted to be back home.

Iraqi students demonstrate against terrorism

Protest against terrorism

Iraqi students, who are all studying in the North East, have held a demonstration to highlight the ongoing turmoil in their home country.

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Iraqi students protest against terrorism

Iraqi students protest against terrorism as extremist group ISIS stage insurgency in their home country Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Iraqi students are protesting in Newcastle today against terrorism in their home country.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as ISIS, has been outlawed by the UK under its terrorism laws.

The al Qaida-inspired extremist group are behind an ongoing and bloody insurgency in Iraq.

110-year-old man explains the secret of long life

by Julia Barthram

I spoke to Nazar Singh a few days after his 110th birthday. He is still able to walk, see and hear and has never had an operation. It is hard to believe he is 110, as he looks so well, but he has three passports from over the decades which all record his date of birth as 8.6.1904.

Nazar's son, Chain Singh Gill, who he lives with in Sunderland, says he now frequently claims not to be able to remember things but then will correct others about things they forget.

He was born in India and moved to England when he was already in his sixties. He doesn't speak English but, speaking with his son as an interpreter, was utterly charming.

He told me he believes the secret to his long life is a good diet. He eats a mixture of nuts ground together with ginger, drinks plenty of milk and fruit and takes fish oil supplements. He also says having his many children, grand children and great grand children around him keeps him young.


Items stolen from house

Police are appealing for information after a TV and computer were stolen from a house in Newcastle. The theft happened around 5.30am on Saturday, May 17, at an address near Camden Street in Shieldfield.

A black LG 20" flatscreen TV and a silver Apple Macbook were stolen.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen someone in Shieldfield carrying a TV and laptop in the early hours of May 17, or who may have been offered similar items for sale.

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