Former Newcastle United chairman Freddy Shepherd has died, his family said in a statement.
Durham and England cricketer Ben Stokes is arrested after an incident following victory over the West Indies.
Northern Rail says only 46% of its normal timetable will operate on both strike days
BBC Music lists two Newcastle venues as among the most beautiful UK gig venues.
Ten years ago the Northern Rock empire collapsed.
Seam bowler Graham Onions will leave Durham at end of the 2017 season after failing to agree a new contract.
Joe Clarke makes an unbeaten 46 to help Worcestershire rally on a weather-hit first day against Durham at New Road.
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