NEWS: Villagers at Lowick have launched a crowdsourcing campaign in the hope of raising enough money to buy a closed pub. "Should have supported pub when it was open."
Paul Wiliamson SPORT: Newcastle United's hot prospect Freddie Woodman is attracting interest but Magpies have the England under-19 stopper on a long contract.
"Hands off, a great prospect." John Neal ENTERTAINMENT: Yesterday was Hummus Day, a worldwide day where participants eat hummus for breakfast, lunch or dunner. "Pease pudding is better than hummus."
Andrew Ross TOP TREND: Next week marks the 25th anniversary of the Gateshead National Garden Festival, which heralded the Baltic, Sage Gateshead and the Angel. "I went there with the school, it was awesome." Chris Jermyn