Newcastle University presents evidence supporting a ban but World Rugby says there is nothing new to challenge the current position.
Great Britain bobsleigher Mica McNeill says her team has been "powered by the people" as they reached their crowdfunding target.
South Tyneside District hospital had been issued with a warning notice by the health watchdog.
BBC Music lists two Newcastle venues as among the most beautiful UK gig venues.
Ten years ago the Northern Rock empire collapsed.
Joe Clarke makes an unbeaten 46 to help Worcestershire rally on a weather-hit first day against Durham at New Road.
Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Championship game between Ipswich Town and Sunderland.
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