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Full List of Flood Alerts Issued for North-East This Weekend

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Several flood alerts and warnings are in place across the North-East this weekend as heavy rain and storms continue to batter the region.

Parts of the coast are expected to see large waves, which could get even get past sea defences in areas such as Seaham Harbour.

Heavy rainfall and melting snow is causing further problems in rural parts of County Durham and Northumberland.

In the Barnard Castle area of County Durham, the Upper River Tees and Upper River Coquet will see high water levels. People are also urged to avoid low lying footpaths.

Here’s a list of the flood alerts currently in place:

 

Flood alert for Tyne and Wear coast:

  • North Sea from St Mary’s Lighthouse to Crimdon Park, North Hartlepool

Large and powerful waves are expected to overtop sea defences at Seaham Harbour and docks as a result of high tides and strong winds.

High tides are expected at 1pm today, however strong waves are anticipated throughout day with wave overtopping possible between 12:15pm and 3:15pm today.

Areas most at risk are beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads. We are closely monitoring the situation.

Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous.

 

Flood alert for Upper River Coquet:

  • Upper River Coquet, River Alwin and their tributaries from source to Pauperhaugh

River levels are forecast to rise on the Upper Coquet as a result of heavy rainfall and snowmelt.

Areas most at risk are riverside footpaths and low lying land and roads.

We expect river levels to rise during the early hours of Wednesday and remain high throughout the day.

We are closely monitoring the situation and do not currently expect to issue any flood warnings.

 

Flood alert for Upper River Tees:

  • Low lying land in the Tees Valley, including Teesdale Way footpath at Croft

River levels are forecast to rise on the Upper Tees as a result of heavy rainfall and snowmelt.

Areas most at risk are riverside footpaths and low lying land and roads.

We expect river levels to rise during the early hours of Wednesday and remain high throughout the day.

 

How has the weather affected your area this week? Let us know and join in the discussion over on socials.

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Saudi Arabia wants its investors to own Manchester United

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Sports minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal revealed the country’s latest sporting ambitions in an interview with Sky News – with the sovereign wealth fund already owning Newcastle and now funding a breakaway golf series.

 

Sports minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal revealed the country’s latest sporting ambitions in an interview with Sky News – with the sovereign wealth fund already owning Newcastle and now funding a breakaway golf series.

 

It follows the Manchester United board announcing that they are open to a sale of the club.

Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisalstated he would be keen on Ronaldo signing for a Saudi Pro League after the World Cup, with the 37-year-old a free agent following a controversial interview and exit to Manchester United earlier this week..

 

“Who wouldn’t want him to play in their league?” “He’s a role model to a lot of young players – him and Messi.”

 

Sky news are reporting – It is the availability of United – after the Glazers announced plans for a potential sale – and Ronaldo that is interesting Prince Abdulaziz.

 

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Sunday for Sammy Concert Cancelled For 2023 Due To Cost of Living

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A popular charity concert will not be held in 2023 due to the cost of living crisis.

Sunday for Sammy, which is held in memory of North East actor Sammy Johnson, is a biennial event aimed at benefitting young performers.

The long-running event has featured the likes of Joe McElderry, Johnny Vegas, Brenda Blethyn, Denise Welch, AC/DC’s Brian Johnson and Mark Knopfler, Jill Halfpenny and Ant and Dec.

Tim Healy, who hosts Sunday for Sammy, said: “We’ve had lots of enquiries over the recent months asking when the next Sunday for Sammy will take place.

“We are very much aware at the moment that people are struggling with day-to-day living costs and are watching their pennies. Everything is becoming more and more expensive and that includes the cost of putting on a show the size of ours.”

He added: “We can’t in good conscious put on a show that we aren’t sure people can afford to be tickets for. It would be wrong to risk your money you have generously given us.

“So sadly we have decided that there won’t be a show in 2023. We’re going to wait until the time is right.”

Often dubbed The Geordie Command Performance, the shows, which have been running for more than 20 years, are held in memory of Geordie actor Sammy Johnson, who died in 1999.

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STACK Newcastle Bosses Scrap Plans For Christmas Pop-Up Venue

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The owners of STACK have confirmed that there won’t be a pop-up version in Newcastle this Christmas, as plans have been shelved.

At the end of September it was reported that STACK’s owner, Danieli Group, were hoping to bring the brand back to the heart of Newcastle after its Pilgrim Street site was demolished earlier this year, after becoming a firm favourite with locals and visitors since 2018. The pop-up, close to the Crowne Plaza hotel in the Stephenson Quarter, looked set to be a massive draw before STACK makes its permanent return to the city next year, was planned to feature a number of shipping container bars, a new take on its famous Hadrian’s Tipi, street food vans, a stage and large screen, all on one level.

But, it has now been announced that the proposed STACK festive pop-up won’t be happening anymore. Confirming the decision, Neill Winch, CEO of Danieli Group said that while it was sad news that the pop-up would no longer take place, it meant the company can forge ahead with the Worswick Chambers plan.

He commented: “We know how much people miss not having a STACK in Newcastle so we are concentrating our efforts on creating what will become a flagship site back where STACK first began,” he said.

“Work is well underway on the scheme with a view to being open in winter 2023.”

In recent weeks it has announced new developments in Lincoln, Durham, Bishop Auckland and Carlisle.

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