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TWFRS issue warning about tumble dryers after fire



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Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service is warning about tumble dryers after a fire broke out at a dry cleaners in Newcastle.

Firefighters raced to the scene at a Gosforth premise, arriving only three minutes after the 999 call came in at about 10.35pm on 22 February.

Crews form Gosforth and Newcastle Central Community Fire Stations successfully extinguished the blaze sparking from tumble dryers.

Group Manager Ian Bell, of TWFRS. said: “The cause of this fire is believed to be linked to a tumble dryer and it is the second such fire that we have had in a matter of days.

“Many residents will have a dryer in their home and we would ask that you never leave it running while you’re out or during the night when you are sleeping and that you remove the lint after every load.”

Bell also urged people to not cover the vent and never put items in the dryer if they have absorbed any flammable liquids or are contaminated in oil.

He highlighted the importance of airing out items when taking them out the dryer.

The group manager added: “Don’t leave hot items in the dryer or leave them in a pile without airing them as they could self-combust and cause significant fire damage to your property.”

He also congratulated the “fantastic response” from the crew responding to the Gosforth fire.

The owner of the business praised firefighters for being “professional until the end” and that their quick response prevented the fire from “causing any further damage.”

Bell said: “This has taken place in an area where there are a number of local businesses and if that fire had spread it could have proved catastrophic for the community.

“Thankfully nobody was injured and this business was potentially saved from closure – but this is a timely reminder for us all.”

Residents are encouraged to register their household appliances at, a website run by the Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances (AMDEA).

People have also been asked to ensure they have working smoke alarms. If anyone knows someone who is vulnerable and needs one fitted, help can be requested from TWFRS by visiting the home safety section of their website.


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!’


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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?



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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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