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Two arrested following 'paedo' Metro protest

Two men have been arrested after launching a shirtless protest against paedophiles on a Tyne and Wear Metro bridge.

Brandishing a banner reading 'HANG ALL PEODO'S' (SIC) the pair stood on Newcastle's metro line in the Byker area causing chaos for commuters as all services between Manors and Chillingham Road were suspended.

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Northumbria Police sent a mediator to the bridge. Both men have now come down from the bridge and been arrested.

Thousands join junior doctors' protest in Newcastle

Thousands of people marched through the centre of Newcastle on Saturday, October 24, in protest against changes to junior doctors' contracts.

Some say it will put patients at risk, as the proposals will make doctors tired and more likely to make mistakes. But the government claims the changes are necessary to create a seven-day NHS that woud be safer for patients.

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PICTURES: Junior doctors march in Newcastle

More than 1,500 junior doctors have gathered in Newcastle city centre to protest against proposed changes to their contracts.

Junior doctors are marching in Newcastle in protest against proposed changes to their contracts Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
Credit: Chris McHugh
Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
Hundreds of junior doctors gathered to march through the city centre before a rally at the bottom of Northumberland Street. Credit: Chris McHugh

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Support for 'vital service' in Newcastle

A protest march was held in Newcastle today to oppose any cuts to a support and advice service for parents in the city. The Sure Start scheme is being reviewed by the city council as part of plans to reduce spending.