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Pink + Sam Fender Gig – Travel Warnings! Support acts for Sam Fender dates confirmed



Support acts for Sam Fender dates confirmed

Sam Fender will play Newcastle’s St James’ Park on June 9 and 10, with a host of support acts joining him.

Sam Fender has announced the support acts that will be joining him for the sell out shows at St. James’.

Last year, Fender brought more hype and excitement to the show by confirming he was to play two dates instead of one at Newcastle’s St. James’. Breaking the news in style, posting a video of him on the pitch of the now Champions League qualifiers.

As soon as the shows were confirmed, it was revealed that rising star Holly Humberstone would be opening for him and she won’t be the only one who’ll be sharing a stage with Fender.

Holly will be warming up the crowd on both Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10 and be joined on the Friday by Inhaler and Hector Gannet, before Wunderhorse and Ernie do the honours on the Saturday.


Huw Lewis, customer services director at Nexus: “We’ve got Sam Fender and Pink playing sell-out stadium gigs the same night – Saturday night. And of course Sam Fender is playing on June 9 and we’ve got Pink on Sunday night.

“If you’re going to any of those concerts, plan ahead about how you are going to travel. There is lots of late public transport running but know where it is, know how you are going to get home. You can find all the details at


“If you’re at the P!nk gig on either Saturday or Sunday night, there’s going to be late Metro trains running into well after midnight to get you home to the Newcastle area and beyond. There are going to be late trains on Friday night as well when Sam Fender is playing.

“On the Saturday, we’ve got a combination of Metro and bus services leaving the city. Don’t worry about which ticket you’ve got because they’ll all be accepted, all return tickets are valid.

“But make sure you know whether or not you’re catching a Metro, which leaves from Monument station going out towards Wallsend, North Shields and the coast, or if you’re catching a bus which will get you to many other destinations on the network and leave from stops in the city centre.

“We’ve got lots of extra staff. We’ve got 102 of our customer service staff, we’ve got 45 extra shifts by drivers on Metro, we’ve got 60 extra bus drivers and support staff working with us and 45 volunteers from our own office-based staff who have given up their Saturday night to be there.

“Concert nights are fun. We really enjoy them, we enjoy interacting with the crowds, we enjoy getting into the spirit of things. So plan ahead, have a really good night, enjoy the shows and we’ll make sure you get home afterwards.”

To assist with crowd control some stations will be closed early and other stations will be for customers leaving the station only (no entry).

St James – closed from 8.00pm

Monument platform 1 (towards Heworth) will be closed from 10.00pm

Monument platform 2 (towards South Gosforth) will be closed from 10.00pm

Monument platform 3 (towards Wallsend) will remain open for travel towards Whitley Bay via Wallsend.

Monument platform 4 (to St James) – exit only from 8.00pm

Manors– Closed from 10.00pm

Jesmond – Closed from 10.00pm

Haymarket– exit only all day (no entry into the station)

Central Station – exit only from 10.00pm (no entry into the station)

Trains will run through closed stations and platforms without stopping.


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Yorkie’s ‘not for girls’ advert from 2002 has gone viral and people can’t believe it aired



With over two decades passing, some people are only just discovering the Yorkie ‘not for girls’ advert from 2002, and they can’t believe it.

That’s right, over 20 years have passed and younger generations are only just coming across the advert for Nestle’s thick milk chocolate bar, with mixed opinions on it.

Many can’t believe it made it onto TV, while others think the advert was ‘proper genius’ and ‘just a joke’. Either way, all would agree it probably wouldn’t go down so well today.

The Yorkie slogan in 2002 went as follows: “Five big chunks of masculine chocolate. Yorkie… it’s not for girls.”

The advert shows a woman disguising herself as a man to try to purchase a Yorkie bar from the shop.

But she is challenged by the male shopkeeper to answer a series of ‘manly’ questions to prove her ‘masculinity’ as the bar is branded as ‘not for girls’.
The advert has cropped up again on social media, and many have been sharing their opinions on the ad.

One person recalled: “As a girl I simply accepted the fact I would be arrested for attempting to buy a Yorkie.”

While another chimed in: “Yep, and I remember the massive kick off. I haven’t bought a Yorkie since.”

Others said they thought it was a great marketing tactic from Nestle seeing as it caused many women to head out to buy a bar in defiance, and many men choosing the chocolate while enjoying and benefitting from the ride – a successful marketing campaign, for sure.

Do you remember the advert well? See the video below either for the first time or to brush up on your early 2000’s tv knowledge!

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Sir Michael Parkinson has died.



Broadcaster Sir Michael Parkinson has died at the age of 88, the BBC has announced.

The former journalist was one of British television’s most famous faces through his talk show Parkinson, which initially ran on the BBC from 1971 to 1982.

He relaunched the show on the BBC in 1998 before it moved to ITV in 2004, until he retired the programme in 2007.

Over more than 800 episodes, Sir Michael interviewed some of the world’s most high-profile figures – including Muhammad Ali, Sir Elton John and George Michael – and helped make comedian Sir Billy Connolly a household name.

But despite his long and industrious career, Sir Michael’s 2003 interview with Meg Ryan went down in history as one of his most memorable shows.

The chat show king was faced with a stony-faced Ryan, who delivered one-word answers as she promoted her poorly received erotic thriller The Cut.

More than 20 years later, he offered an apology to the actress and admitted neither of them were on “top form”.

In 2013, Sir Michael revealed he was being treated for prostate cancer – but said he had no intention of stopping working.

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North East football top appears in the new Gal Gadot Netflix film Heart of Stone!



Netflix have released a brand new film starring Gal Gadot, titled “Heart of Stone”. The American spy action thriller is centred around Rachel Stone, an intelligence operative who stands between her powerful global peacekeeping organization and the loss of its most valuable and dangerous asset.

A certain clip from the film has been going around Twitter recently though due to the costume of one of its characters.

During an intense chase scene where Rachel Stone (Gal Gadot) is fleeing from the pursuing gunmen hunting her down, one of the characters can be seen to be wearing none other than Middlesbrough’s home shirt from the 09/10 season!

One Twitter user wrote, “@Borohow the hell did this happen? Sat watching the new @GalGadot film and a bloody Boro fan is trying to kill her!!!”

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