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Alan Shearer in front of posters for The Entertainers 20th Anniversary Game
Newcastle United hero Alan Shearer is to undergo a series of dementia tests as part of an upcoming BBC documentary. In Dementia – Football’s Silent Shame, Mr Shearer will investigate whether years spent heading footballs make ex-soccer professionals more likely to suffer from the condition. It is suspected that brain damage...
Newcastle Falcons Captain Mark Wilson Retires from Rugby
Newcastle Falcons captain Mark Wilson has retired from rugby with immediate effect. The 32-year-old came through the club’s academy and scored 42 tries in his 237 games, saying: “I’ve taken the decision to retire from rugby. It’s a decision that’s been hard to make, but it’s the right one for...
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Newcastle’s thriving grassroots football scene could soon be benefitting from a large-scale investment. The city has taken a step closer to being accepted into the Parklife programme – a grassroots football initiative that could pump millions of pounds into footballing facilities in the city. Parklife is a five-year project that aims...
Former Teesside University Among Rugby Stars Celebrated On Commemorative Stamps
Irish rugby international Sophie Spence who started her playing career while studying at Teesside University has been immortalised on a new set of Royal Mail stamps. Sophie, who is currently a World Rugby coaching intern with Wales Women, is among rugby legends who feature on the new set of stamps...
Newcastle-based Actress Opens Up a Whole New World of Sport in her Home City
Award winning Newcastle-based actress, presenter, writer and producer, Kim Tserkezie who has a passion for promoting the region’s wealth of TV and filmmaking talent has presented and exec produced a new four-part audio series for the BBC World Service looking at lesser-known sports, two of which can be found...
England Footballer Becomes Ambassador For Children's Heart Charity
England and Manchester City player-coach, Jill Scott MBE, has taken on an ambassador role for a North East-based charity, which raises funds to help save the lives of children and adults needing coronary care. Jill has agreed to support the Red Sky Foundation, set up by Sunderland couple, Sergio and...
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David Lloyd Clubs kicks-off Team PB Six-week post-lockdown recovery programme now live! Former MP, author and trainee Personal Trainer Tom Watson included in the team The UK’s leading health and fitness group David Lloyd Clubs, alongside psychologist Dr Jessamy Hibbard and nutritionist Jenna Hope, have today launched Team PB –...
Following a period of closure due to the lockdown, TeamSport Indoor Karting, Newcastle’s premier go-karting track, is set to reopen its doors on 4th July 2020. Thanks to new state-of-the-art, Ozone sanitisation equipment, installed at every TeamSport track, all items of clothing that racers are required to wear, including helmets,...
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Following a month’s closure due to the November lockdown, TeamSport Indoor Karting has reopened its doors in Newcastle, on Scotswood Road. With thorough COVID-19 precautionary measures in place, the site is dedicated to keeping customers safe whilst enjoying some festive fun. Thanks to a new state-of-the-art, Ozone sanitisation equipment installed...
Seven-year-old Wren Steer Raises £600 For Charity By Completing A Virtual Run
A seven-year-old girl with cerebral palsy has raised £600 for charity by completing a virtual run using equipment provided by a leading Sheffield-based postural support specialist. Wren Steer, from Newcastle upon Tyne, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy from a young age due to complications that came as a result of...

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