Capital Reports: North East

26 June 2017, 18:17

North East top stories

Everything you need to know happening in the North East right now

Monday 26th June 

7-year-old Critical After Newcastle Westgate Road Crash 

Police say a 7 year old child is in a critical condition after a car collided with a crowd of people in Newcastle.

Six people, including 3 children, were taken to the RVI yesterday morning after it happened outside Westgate Sports Centre, following Eid celebrations.

A 42 year old woman who was arrested has been released on bail.


75 Tower Blocks Fail Safety Checks

75 tower blocks have now failed fire safety checks after the Grenfell Tower fire.

Cladding's been removed from 5 blocks in Sunderland over the weekend. There's also 3 affected in Stockton.

It's as sales of the type of panels used on the Grenfell Tower have been suspended by their manufacturer.


Warning Over Deadly Batch of MDMA 

A man's died and four other people are critically ill after taking a type of the drug MDMA over the weekend.

Police say they were called to a number of addresses in Oldham and Rochdale.

Officers say the type of drug is known as pink champagne or mushroom.


Ed Sheeran Responds to Critics Over Glastonbury Set

Ed Sheeran's tweeted to explain how his live show works after he was accused of using a backing track during his set at Glastonbury.

The singer headlined the festival last night using a guitar and loop station - rather than having a band on stage.

He's told critics to 'Google it'.

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