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.

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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.

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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.

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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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