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Northumbria Police have charged a man with murder
after 32 year old Michael Thompson was found dying from head injuries,
It follows an incident in the early hours of Saturday morning
outside the Studio Sports Bar on Priestpopple.
Mr Thompson, from Hexham, was found lying in the street.
25 year old Archie Henderson,has been
The Labour Party is claiming the Government's new industrial
strategy is a clear admission that they failed to save
Shadow Cabinet Minister, and Middlesbrough MP,
Andy McDonald told BBC's Sunday Politics that the Government
obviously didn't have a clear strategy for steel
This is a stark admission that the government didn't respond
They could have stepped in, the Italian
government did, German, and French governments did.
Those jobs could have been saved and there could've been a much more
But the Conservative Peer, Martin Callanan, said it
wasn't viable to bail out the steel industry.
And he said the Government's new industrial strategy,
offered a way forward for areas like Teesside.
The strategy is not just based on steel, of course not,
there are many other industries and areas which will
?20 million has been allocated to the Local Enterprise
It will be up to them to decide how they can spend it.
Cumbria needs to rethink the way it bids for Government funding,
according to one of the team responsible for stimulating
The county was recently awarded just seven and a half percent
That included proposals for 25 million to
The government says the County has already received many millions
of pounds for defences through other schemes.
The Local Enterprise Partnership says it's disappointed.
This is an small change these should be figured that would make
significant differences to Cumbria and its economic opportunities in
the future. Thousands of people gathered
in Newcastle's Chinatown today celebrate
the Chinese New Year. The crowds enjoyed
traditional Dragon Dances and firecracker displays to mark
the year of the Rooster, The weather was kind to today's
celebrations and it perhaps helped bring out a healthy sized crowd
to watch the parade. The Chinese new year
is a very different affair In China there are 12 animals just
like the Zodiac in the Western world. This year if the year of the
Rooster. It is very like home. I feel very God. Does it make you
homesick? Yes. -- I feel very good. But the mix of people watching
went far beyond those There's nothing like this in
Carlisle so we have come across to celebrate this today.
The weather now and it looks like we're heading for a bit
Hello good evening. Most of us saw some sunshine but not much of it to
come this week. A lot of low-pressure with more at Atlantic
influence. We will feed in these weather front from West East. Back
to normal. This evening, a cloudy picture, the further north you head
you could see some clear spells and some frost and ice. Elsewhere,
patchy Frost and Bob. Overnight temperatures dropping down to around
zero or one Celsius. At macro Frost and bog.
It will very gradually myths and. Clever spells but part of Cumbria
and North Yorkshire. A largely dry one with temperatures getting up to
seven or eight Celsius. The rest of the week looks mild there, it'll pan
slowly less cold. This is the outlook for the north-east, cloudy,
not as much rain. Quite typical, the not as much rain. Quite typical, the
weather comes from the West. The Cumbria, more wet weather. By the
time we reach the end of the week there might be some gales, severe
gales. I hope you caught some nice sunshine. We will be back with