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The mothers of Liam Curry and Chloe Rutherford, who died in the Manchester Arena attack, will take part in this weekend's Great North Run
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A 72-year-old woman was arrested for a breach of peace during an anti-Semitism debate at Newcastle City Council, police have conmfirmed.
The protest, which was led by the revolutionary communist Fight Racism Fight Imperialism group, was opposing Newcastle City Council's adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism, which they claimed would "criminalise solidarity with Palestine in Newcastle".
It was claimed that one member of the civic centre's security staff was put into a headlock by the demonstrators.
However, Northumbria Police say there have been no further reports of criminal offences during the meeting.
A police spokesperson confirmed: "The protest in question passed without incident and the majority of the group left the area... Later that evening a small number of protesters entered the council chamber and disrupted proceedings.
A 72-year-old woman was arrested for breach of peace but has since been released from custody."
Afterwards, council leader Nick Forbes labelled the group "clowns" who "don't do anything to further the cause of the Palestinians".
We'll just leave this cute picture of a police puppy right here... Happy Friday.
In case you missed it last night - What do Eden Hazard, Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane have in common with a goalkeeper from England's ninth tier?
They have all scored two goals so far this season.
Jordan Nixon of Northern League Division One side Guisborough Town scored a 92nd-minute equaliser in his side's 3-3 draw against Hebburn Town on Wednesday.
Good news for Boyzone fans: The boyband have added an extra North East show to their farewell tour next year.
They will play Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena on Wednesday 13 February, as well as their 30 January date.Copyright: Getty Images
Two horses have been found dead in Sunderland following a fire.
At 01:36 today a fire at a stable in Rhodesia Road was reported to the police.
Emergency services attended and found a car alight and discovered that the fire had spread to a nearby stable, where a horse was found deceased.
Police are treating the fire as suspected arson.
Another horse was then found severely injured outside the stable. He had been attacked with a knife and later died.
An "unknown substance" was thrown at a driver during an altercation on Teesside.
A white Mercedes A Class and a grey BMW pulled over on the A19 slip road towards Billingham and the drivers of both cars apparently had an argument.
The 19-year-old male driver of the Mercedes allegedly then threw the substance towards the 44-year-old male driver of the BMW.
As a result, he was taken to hospital where he is being treated for irritation to the skin on his face.
The Mercedes driver was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent and for possessing a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid.
He currently remains in custody.
It is expected to be mainly dry this evening and tonight with long clear periods, although some cloud may edge in from the south-west towards the end of the night.
Brisk winds easing.Copyright: BBC
A armed robbery took place in Grangetown, Middlesbrough, last weekend.
A man entered McColl's on Birchington Avenue and threatened the shopkeeper with a weapon, then stole three packets of cigarettes.
The incident took place on 1 September at 08:40 and police have now released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to.Copyright: CLEVELAND POLICE
It's been a very rainy day so far.
Grey skies have taken over, as you can see in this pictures taken at Tynemouth Pier this morning.Copyright: JIM JONES
A man was left with facial injuries after an assault in Billingham.
The 53-year-old victim was driving a blue Jaguar and the suspect was driving a white Vauxhall van along the road before the altercation took place.
The driver of the van assaulted the victim with something similar to a trowel.
The victim required stitches and glue to wounds on his ear, nose and forehead.
The incident took place on Wolviston Road, near to Whitehouse Road, at about 11:15 on Monday.Copyright: Google
Newcastle United's Rolando Aarons has joined FC Slovan Liberec on loan.
The winger has completed a six-month switch to the Modrobílí, who are currently eighth in the Czech top flight.
Aarons, 22, made his Magpies debut against Manchester City on the opening day of the 2014-15 season and has made 27 appearances for the club, scoring four times.
The former England under-20 international was loaned to Italian side Hellas Verona for the second half of last season, and made 11 Serie A appearances.Copyright: Getty Images