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Asda Wallsend pair check on elderly customer after noticing they hadn’t seen her



ASDA Wallsend pair check elderly
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When checkouts colleagues Nicole Fox and Hannah Waziri from our Wallsend supermarket realised they hadn’t not seen one of their regular customers for a few weeks they decided to go round to her house to make sure she was okay.

It turned out that the lady, who is in her 80s, had suffered a stroke and hadn’t been able to leave her home, so she was thrilled when she saw Nicole and Hannah’s friendly faces at her door.

Nicole said: “We were getting a bit worried as she comes in every Thursday and I always pack her bags for her. We’ve been speaking to her for ages so we knew where she lived so we thought we’d pop round and check up on her.”

The pair took along some biscuits and had a good chat with her on her doorstep.

Service section leader Wendy Burns, who nominated Nicole and Hannah for Asda customer service awards, said: “We are really, really proud of them. It was so lovely of them.

“The customer was buzzing – she was over the moon with their visit. It meant a great deal to her and made her day. A neighbour had been doing her shopping for her as she couldn’t get out. A few weeks later she was feeling a bit better and came back into store too.

“We are a very community based store here and everyone seems knows each other and looks out for each other.”

Asda have credited the pair and they have also appeared on their website.

What a great act of kindness it just shows doing something we consider small can often mean the world to someone else.

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Raoul Moat Drama Coming Soon To ITV



It looks set to be one of ITV’s biggest dramas this year and The Hunt for Raoul Moat is being brought to screen by the same people responsible for smash hit shows Line of Duty, Bodyguard and Vigil.

It was confirmed last April that production on the series had commenced, nearly 12 years after Moat gunman shot ex girlfriend Samantha Stobbart and her new boyfriend Christopher Brown, with Brown dying from his injuries. After fleeing Samantha’s home in Birtley, Moat, who had been released from prison just days earlier, went on the run, shooting on duty policeman PC David Rathband in the face as he sat in a patrol car on the outskirts of Newcastle and leaving him blind.

From there, Moat headed for Northumberland, forcing the quiet village of Rothbury into a lockdown as police launched a frantic search for him. The hunt for Moat reached its conclusion with a tense stand-off between the killer and the police on a riverbank, with Moat eventually shooting himself and dying from his injuries as he was rushed to Newcastle General Hospital.

ITV announced three parter The Hunt for Raoul Moat almost a year ago, as filming got underway in Yorkshire, with a cast including ex Bodyguard star Matt Stokoe as Moat and Inspector George Gently actor Lee Ingeleby as police chief Neil Adamson.

ITV have yet to officially announce an release date for The Hunt for Raoul Moat, but is expected to be form part of the channel’s spring programming.

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Peter Kay halts Newcastle show and ‘rushes off stage to help as fans fall ill’



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Peter Kay’s Newcastle show was thrown into chaos when three audience members fell ill.

According to the Sun the Phoenix Nights star halted his latest show and rushed to assist when he spotted a fan on the front row had become unwell and needed assistance.

Minutes later, a member of the audience was escorted out of the venue in a wheelchair.

An onlooker told the Sun: People near the front started shouting for an ambulance.

‘Peter asked if they were being serious, then he asked for the big lights to go on and stewards ran over to see what was going on.

‘He then went off stage for around 10/15 mins and one person was seen getting wheel-chaired out.’

After the situation was under control he got on with his show, but two more audience members then reportedly become unwell.

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International Women’s Day – The North East’s Most Influential Women – North East Updates



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On this International Women’s Day, March 8, we highlight the extraordinary contributions made by women in the North East throughout history and the present. For hundreds of years, the women of the North East have shaped our world, and without them, things wouldn’t be the same.


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