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Meet budding young detective Riley

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A budding young detective put his skills to the test as he was given a day to remember by kind-hearted officers.

Nine-year-old Riley has been fascinated with the work of the police from an early age and has recently been learning about the 1963 Great Train Robbery in a school project.

The creative Wearside youngster has been hard at work considering how he would have caught the criminals and how he could crack some of history’s most famous cases.

So when mum Sophie Lloyd got in touch with officers in South Shields about Riley potentially visiting a real police station, a group of enthusiastic PCs rose to the challenge.

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The schoolboy and proud mum were last week shown around Millbank Police Station by PC Andy Smith – who himself was given a good grilling by the up-and-coming cop.

Sophie said: “Riley had such an amazing day. He hasn’t stopped beaming ever since.

“The officers were amazing with him. He was shown around the cells, how real-life criminals are pictured and fingerprinted, as well as having a look inside a police car.

“He loved being in charge – and even booked some of the officers into custody! He’s fascinated with being a detective and all the work that crime scene investigators do.

“I would like to thank everyone who played their part in making his dream a reality for the day. It has really inspired him and I’m sure he will never forget it.”

PC Smith added: “On quite a few occasions, Riley showcased his detective nous and put us all on the spot – asking lots of questions and showing he has all the makings of a top police officer.

“We’re pleased we could bring a smile to his face, especially after what has been such a turbulent couple of years for everyone across the country, and it was a pleasure to spend the afternoon with him.”

In recognition of his hard work in the school project, Riley – who lives in Red House – was also awarded the latest monthly ‘Community Hero’ award.

The accolade is handed out to recognise outstanding people across the north of Sunderland who have gone above and beyond – whether they have shown an exceptional act of kindness, had a special personal achievement or anything in between.

Led by PC Louise Reed, the monthly award sees her work with local schools, youth groups and organisations to ensure deserving people are rightly put forward for recognition.

If anyone knows someone who is a hero in their community, email 2312@northumbria.pnn.police.uk with a brief summary of why they should be considered.

 

 

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Sam Fender: How Much Are Tickets?

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Sam Fender has delighted fans by announcing a huge stadium show at Newcastle’s St. James’ Park. The North Shields singer will play at the home of Newcastle United on June 9, 2023 and fans can sign up for pre sale tickets now.

The 28-year-old singer will follow in the footsteps of Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan, for his performance and becomes the first Geordie musician to headline the iconic stadium.

It’s been a huge 2022 so far for the ‘Hypersonic Missiles’ singer, picking up BRIT, NME, and Ivor Novello Awards, and a first nomination for the prestigious Mercury Prize next week, for his second album, the critically acclaimed number one album, ‘Seventeen Going Under’.

Tickets for the huge stadium show go on general sale at 10am on Friday, September 9 via Ticketmaster and See Tickets. Pre-sale goes live at 10am on Wednesday, September 7.

But how much are tickets? Pitch standing tickets are £57.50 (plus fees) and seating tickets start from £47.50 (plus fees).

Speaking of the show, Sam Fender said: “Ever since I started this band, I always used to joke with the boys that one day we might play St James’ Park in Newcastle.

“It’s a childhood dream come true, and we’re actually gonna play it on the 9th June. This is literally gonna be the biggest show we’ve ever done – our first stadium show, which is so weird to say! I can’t wait, it’s gonna be absolutely lush and I hope to see yas all there.”

Support for the show will come from Inhaler and Holly Humberstone.

Will you be trying to bag tickets? Do you think they are a reasonable price?

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Top Gun star Tom Cruise spotted at Teesside Airport

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An A-list actor has been seen stepping off a jet at a North East airport.

Top Gun star Tom Cruise was seen just before 11:30am on Tuesday 6 September at Teesside airport.

Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, said: “Another day, another Hollywood superstar flies into Teesside Airport.”An eagle eyed Teessider caught Tom Cruise flying into the airport before he boarded a helicopter.”

He added: “Apparently he was piloting the helicopter when he got on, not sure about the plane though.”

The Hollywood actor had previously been spotted in the region filming the newest instalment of the Mission Impossible series in the village of Levisham, near Pickering, North Yorkshire.

According to a source, Cruise was “very friendly” and had waved and smiled at onlookers as he made his way across the tarmac. After a few friendly exchanges from afar, the star was whisked away in a car before boarding a helicopter bound for an undisclosed destination.

It is thought that Mr Cruise arrived to and from the Mission Impossible set in this helicopter.

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How to get tickets for Sam Fender’s huge St James’ Park 2023 show!

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Sam Fender has delighted fans by announcing a huge stadium show at Newcastle’s St. James’ Park. The North Shields singer will play at the home of Newcastle United on June 9, 2023 and fans can sign up for pre sale tickets now.

The 28-year-old singer will follow in the footsteps of Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan, for his performance and becomes the first Geordie musician to headline the iconic stadium.

It’s been a huge 2022 so far for the ‘Hypersonic Missiles’ singer, picking up BRIT, NME, and Ivor Novello Awards, and a first nomination for the prestigious Mercury Prize next week, for his second album, the critically acclaimed number one album, ‘Seventeen Going Under’.

Tickets for the huge stadium show go on general sale at 10am on Friday, September 9 via Ticketmaster and See Tickets. Pre-sale goes live at 10am on Wednesday, September 7.

Fans can add their details here before 5pm on Tuesday, September 6 to get early access! With Pre-sale codes being sent by 6pm tonight.

Speaking of the show, Sam Fender said: “Ever since I started this band, I always used to joke with the boys that one day we might play St James’ Park in Newcastle.

“It’s a childhood dream come true, and we’re actually gonna play it on the 9th June. This is literally gonna be the biggest show we’ve ever done – our first stadium show, which is so weird to say! I can’t wait, it’s gonna be absolutely lush and I hope to see yas all there.”

Support for the show will come from Inhaler and Holly Humberstone.

Will you be trying to bag tickets?

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