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The Royal Train will no longer carry the Queen’s coffin through Yorkshire on East Coast Main Line



The Queen of England

Logistical arrangements have confirmed that the Royal Train will not bear the Queen’s coffin along the East Coast Main Line through Northallerton, York and Doncaster, despite previous intentions.


The Royal Train had been believed to be planned to progress through Yorkshire stations, where wellwishers could have gathered and lay flowers on the tracks to mark their respect.


Following a media briefing sent out by Buckingham Palace, concerning only press attendance at Edinburgh Airport, this now seems to be unlikely. It is expected that the Queen’s coffin will be flown to London by the RAF, with no mention of Edinburgh Waverley Station.


The British Transport Police have also confirmed that they have not been involved in any negotiations to police a potential rail journey.


It is highly possible that security challenges and the costs of policing the entire route from Edinburgh to London, in addition to the major disruption that would have affected scheduled services, are the reasons for this change.


Transport journalists have been informed by government sources that safety was a paramount concern and that the Royal Train plans were amended several years ago, due to a high number of high-profile trespass incidents.


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North East England True Crime and History Stories and Videos



North East England True Crime and History

Here in the North East of England there are iconic True crime and stories some of which you may already be familiar with and some others you may have never heard of before. Sit back and watch our videos exploring the historical stories from the North East days gone by…


Firstly we look through the regions most haunted places and then include the question where do you think is the most haunted place, have we missed it off our list ?

Next we look at The Lintz Green Station Murder a story that may only be known by crime buffs but we explore for you..

Mary Bell – The second in our North East true crime series follows the story of the murders of two young boys in Newcastle in 1968. Little did the police know an eleven year old would be behind it all…


The first in our North East history series follows the story of local sea heroine Grace Darling- the story of local sea heroine Grace Darling..


We investigate into Newcastle Town Moor being one of the biggest witch trials in England’s history back in 1650! Did you know Newcastle’s Town Moor used to be home to the cities infamous gallows?

STAFF REVEAL ALL! Chillingham Castle – Working at one of the UK’s MOST HAUNTED LOCATIONS! PART 1

Chillingham Castle staff member spills all – explains all of the haunted goings on at one the UK’s most haunted castles and locations. Part two below too…



The History of Durham Cathedral – We take a delve into Durham Cathedral’s extraordinary history…


Discover Newcastle’s Hidden History On This Time-traveling Tour – combining new and old photos of Newcastle upon Tyne it shows how thigs were in comparison to the current day in this fabulous video…


Next we explore the Victoria Tunnels – Newcastle Upon Tyne’s World War 2 Hideout!


Next follow us around Newcastle Upon Tyne with a guide for a Medieval History Tour through time!

Next we look at Wet and Wild – an iconic venue of the North East – see footage from inside the currently abandoned venue and compare the spooky footage to how you remember it for a very nostalgic video…


Next see some of the best footage you will ever see of Newcastle Upon Tyne all in amazing 4k – unmissable!


Next see not only the best drone footage of Newcastle but of the whole North East visiting all the iconic locations all over the North East…

The Manhunt For Raoul Moat – UK True Crime Documentary

Next in our North-East true crime series is the 2010 manhunt for Raoul Moat. The killer famously went on a week-long revenge killing spree around areas of the North East including Gateshead, Newcastle and Rothbury. Do you remember this happening?

Top 10 Surprising Sunderland Facts (No.1 is out of this world!)

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Sunderland – Part 2

Top 10 Surprising Newcastle Facts (No.1 Highly Controversial


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Harvey Barnes Injury worse than thought – Confirmed




Confirmation has come in this morning that Newcastle United Winger Harvey Barnes has been ruled out until 2024.


The winger doesn’t need surgery however the  foot injury will keep him out for 3 months. Eddie  Howe has spoken about the injury: “It’s come at a shocking time for him — he was just finding his rhythm & getting to know what is expected of him.”

 Eddie Howe on Injuries:

“We think he’s going to be out for around three months. No surgery required which is good news but his foot is now in a boot. It’s an injury underneath his toe.

He’s now started his recovery and he’s got to rest to let it recover then we can build him back up again.”

On Callum Wilson and Sven Botman:

“We’re going to see today. Callum has very minor hamstring tightness.

We’ll give him every chance of being available. Same with Sven – we’ll make a late check on him.”

On Emil Krafth:

“Emil will play for the U21s tonight. It’s really, really good to see him come back and hopefully do well today.”

In an exclusive Interview with the North East Update You Tube channel -Wor Flags – Champions League Plans Revealed!

We met with Wor Flags – a follow up interview from our video with them last year where they reveal their Champions League plans, discuss the Newcastle United Documentary, their Andrew Cushin song and appeal for your help, you can see the video below….


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Sycamore Gap: 16-Year-Old Arrested for Deliberate Felling of Iconic Tree at Hadrian’s Wall



Sycamore Gap Tree being destroyed

One of the UK’s most famous trees, located at Sycamore Gap alongside Hadrian’s Wall, has fallen victim to a deliberate act of vandalism. The tree achieved widespread recognition after its appearance in the 1991 film “Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves,” starring Kevin Costner. Its significance goes beyond cinematic fame, as it has been a cherished spot for many, including a place of proposal for one couple. Regrettably, the tranquility of this iconic location has been disrupted by the arrest of a 16-year-old suspect in connection with the tree’s felling.

Superintendent Kevin Waring of Northumbria Police expressed, “This is a world-renowned landmark, and the events of today have caused significant shock, sadness, and anger throughout the local community and beyond.” Authorities are investigating the incident in collaboration with relevant agencies and partners.

In response to the incident, the public has been urged to avoid visiting the site near Crag Lough “while we work with our partners to identify what has happened and to make the site safe.” The National Trust, which manages the land, expressed deep shock and sorrow over the loss of the tree. It’s worth noting that this beloved tree received the title of English Tree of the Year in 2016 from the Woodland Trust.

Brendon Hayward, who proposed to his now-wife Sinead beneath the tree in January 2019, expressed his profound disappointment, saying, “The tree was precious to me because I’d hoped we could revisit it as a family as our children got older. I chose the place to propose because the tree would grow with time and hopefully be there in 50 or 100 years. I’m gutted.”

The incident has stirred emotions on social media, with many expressing sadness and outrage, using words like “horrific” and “sickening” to describe the act.

Sycamore Gap, nestled along Hadrian’s Wall with the Roman Milecastle 39 to its left, was under the care of both Northumberland National Park and the National Trust. Photographer Steven Lomas, expressing his sorrow on social media, said, “I can’t even begin to describe how sad I am that the most beautiful and famous tree in England, Sycamore Gap, has either been cut down or blew down. I am pretty devastated that the place I love most in Northumberland is essentially no more.”

Kim McGuinness, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, lamented the loss, stating, “I’m devastated that the famous Sycamore is gone. That tree was ours. An iconic North East landmark.”

The tree’s disappearance leaves a void in the landscape that has been cherished for nearly two centuries, with Andrew Poad, the Trust’s General Manager for Hadrian’s Wall and Tyne Valley, acknowledging its significance: “The tree has been an important and iconic feature in the landscape for nearly 200 years and means a lot to the local community and to anyone who has visited the site.”

Authorities have appealed for information from the public regarding the incident, hoping to bring those responsible to justice.


See the police statement issued earlier today – Police issue Statement regarding the Sycamore Gap Tree being destroyed (




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