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Force pays tribute to the ‘kind and fearless’ Jane Munro



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Police Chief Constable Winton Keenen has paid tribute to officer Jane Munro who is sadly no longer with us.

The Chief Constable said Motor Patrols Sergeant Jane’s “passion and dedication” has left an “amazing and far-reaching legacy.”

Unfortunately Jane died from cancer in August last year. Whilst her passing has devastated her loved ones and colleagues, her kindness and passion will forever remain with them.

Her contribution to road safety earned her a well-deserved Pride in Policing Award, with the audience rising to their feet as they applauded her.

Jane first became part of the team at Northumbria Police back in 1992, taking on various operational roles before achieving her dream of becoming a Motor Patrols officer.

When she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019, Jane refused to let that slow her down.

After receiving treatment, she was back with the team determined to continue her exceptional work.

During the Covid pandemic, Jane took on the role of Road Safety Sergeant, which provided an opportunity for her to extend the benefit of her experience across the Northumbria police area.

In so doing, she delivered numerous awareness campaigns, worked with partners, co-ordinated targeted patrols and supported operational activity – all with the aim to make the roads a safer place for everyone.

Sadly, the cancer returned, and she tragically passed away a day after her 50th birthday.

Jane’s legacy was recognised with the presentation of the Roy Toogood Memorial Award for road safety, leading to a standing ovation when her name was announced at the ceremony.

Chief Constable Keenen QPM said: “Jane’s drive and enthusiasm were evident in all that she did. She was truly passionate about policing, and so very proud to be a police officer.

“Over the years, Jane was a role model to many – she was a determined, kind and fearless person, who always had a welcoming smile for everyone.

“Her enthusiasm, strength and commitment were always apparent, and it is a privilege to honour her memory with this award.

“There can be no doubt, thanks to her passion and dedication, Jane has left an amazing and far-reaching legacy.”

Jane was nominated for the award by Superintendent Sam Rennison who spoke of her selfless approach and passion for keeping our roads safe.

She said: “Jane battled adversity and was incredibly resilient and determined – she was an inspiration to me and her fellow colleagues.

“She worked hard and selflessly, supporting colleagues, partners and the public to make the roads a safer place for everyone.

“Those of us who were privileged to have worked with Jane over her career had the pleasure to be around her infectious energy and enthusiasm. We all lost a friend.”

Jane’s husband added: “Jane lived for the job, both on and off duty, she was passionate about any role she undertook and gave it her all.

“She was always willing to help people again both while at work and in her own time.”

Northumbria Police are encouraging anyone inspired by Jane’s story and her passion to help others and support communities to head over to their careers website to see how to join #TeamNP.


Karen’s Diner on Tour is BACK IN NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE!!



Karens Diner on Tour Newcastle upon Tyne

Karen’s Diner on Tour coming to town on tour and ‘well if y’all show up in force we’ll either come as a longer term pop up or simply just stay put for a while until we’ve insulted everyone in the North East!’


Get your tickets here: Karens Diner Newcastle tickets


We have spoken to the top Karen who assures everyone who went last time that Bottomless means BOTTOMLESS!

At our pop-up Karen’s you will be greeted and waited upon by rude waiters who in return are expecting you to give it full Karen. A place where you can complain until the cows come home because we literally don’t care. You can expect good food, good fun and a dining experience like you’ve never had before. Let us know if it’s your birthday, if your name is Karen and for the love of Karen don’t ask to speak to the manager….

Your ticket includes a delicious BOTTOMLESS pizza and BOTTOMLESS prossecco or select spirits and mixers as well as select soft drinks drinks for a full 90mins

*We cater for all allergens

You will get full and authentic Karen experience – our games, our waitstaff and the full works. Decent food provided by the venue (we hope) and BOTTOMLESS booze for those who love a drink. This is a dining experience like no other – literally. Come enjoy the OG Karen’s from OG Karen’s.

Don’t accept imitations – book now to avoid missing out!

See our two below YouTube videos from the last time they were in the toon to see what to expect…

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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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Newcastle United to Reveal New Shirt Sponsor?



Newcastle United Kit Idea - NUFC kits

footballinsider247 are reporting that the main shirt sponsor slot for Newcastle United is expected to be filled by airline SAUDI, who sponsored Newcastle’s mid-season tour of their owners’ homeland in December.

They state ‘This site revealed in February that there is frustration at St James’ Park that they have inherited a kit deal with Castore worth just £5m per year with no break clause and several seasons left to run.’

Newcastle’s recently appointed CEO Darren Eales has already previously expressed that the club at looking at all commercial opportunities and fans on Twitter were keen to mock up their expectation for the new shirts, see below and let us know your thoughts and also see our below video on how NUFC can increase commercial avenues..

Eddie Howe’s team are currently in a strong position to achieve a European slot which would increase revenue into the club allowing more spend whilst staying within Financial Fair Play which is something Howe has spoken about on several occasions as they look to stay within. If the club do reach a European slot it should help significantly with recruitment in the summer by making it a more attractive proposition to any incoming targets.

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