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Chris Sutton unsure of Newcastle Premier League Survival despite January signings.



Chris Sutton has had his say on Newcastle’s current league position.

Chris Sutton, a former Chelsea forward, does not believe Newcastle United’s new signings will guarantee them Premier League survival this season.

Sutton wearing a t-shirt that supports ‘The Bobby Moore Fund’ (Credit: twitter/ chris_sutton73).

Newcastle started their recruitment early in January with the signings of Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood, Bruno Guimaraes joined for £33m plus add-ons a few weeks later in a deal which made him Newcastle’s most expensive signing of the window.

They also added Premier League defenders Dan Burn for £13m and Matt Target on loan until the end of the season.

Newcastle missed out on key targets such as Sven Botman, Diego Carlos and Jesse Lingard. The magpies saw a deadline day bid accepted for young French striker Hugo Ekiteke but the striker rejected a move to Tyneside.

The Magpies first transfer window under their new Saudi backed ownership saw them spend £93m on new talent as they fight on to survive relegation.

Newcastle’s League position is worrying and would have influenced some players decisions in making the jump to the North-East in January, Newcastle find themselves in 18th place in the Premier League, with only 2 wins to their name.

The threat of relegation has loomed over Newcastle since the start of the season, despite the change in ownership and £93m of recruitment, Sutton still thinks Newcastle could be relegated.

The former Celtic forward said on 5 Live Sport’s The Monday Night Club:  “I think they are better with these players in the team. Does it guarantee Newcastle survival? Absolutely not.

“Trippier was a big deal. I think Eddie Howe would have hoped he could have attracted more players

“The truth is, Chris Wood is a necessary signing but you can’t say if you are a Newcastle fan you are going to be overly excited by that but if he gets the goals that keep Newcastle in the division it will be a good signing.”

Sutton highlighted the arrivals as an upgrade on the team, especially the arrival of Bruno Guimarães and Matt Targett.

The Magpies are back in action on Tuesday, February 8 when they host Frank Lampard’s Everton at St James Park.

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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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