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Man 'stabbed with screwdriver' in Valentine's Day road rage

A 20-year-old man is in hospital after being stabbed following road rage between two couples outside an Italian restaurant in North Tyneside on Valentine's Day.

Police believe he was stabbed in the stomach with a screwdriver outside Casa Antonio in Benton before the couple in the other car drove off.

It happened after an 'altercation' between the two couples, travelling in separate cars, at around 7.30pm last night.

The victim was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary and kept in for treatment. Police say his condition is not life-threatening.

Officers want to trace the man and woman in the car that drove off.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.



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Is this the worst Valentine's Day card in history?

A museum believes it has unearthed the worst Valentine's Day card in history.

The 100-year-old Victorian example features real facial hair stuck on the design to resemble a moustache.

Is this the worst Valentine's Day card in history?

Its caption reads: "For The New Woman! With St. Valentine's Heartiest Greetings and Best Hopes that she will receive another (moustache) - With A Man Attached."

The card, which dates from around 1900, has gone on display at York Castle Museum as part of its celebration of the most romantic day of the year.

Who spends most on Valentine's Day?

Men in the North East are among the top spenders when it comes to buying for their loved ones on Valentine's Day.

  • Men in York spend an average £62.67
  • Men in Newcastle fork out £43.77
  • Men in Aberdeen spent the least - under £10

The study, conducted by hotel chain Travelodge, also found Britons are spending 98 million pounds more this Valentine's Day compared to 2012.

2000 people were surveyed.