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Three hurt in crash.

Three people were taken to hospital after a crash yesterday.

The driver of one of the cars suffered hip and thigh injuries while a passenger and the driver of the other car suffered suspected neck injuries in the crash on Grandstand Road in Gosforth, Newcastle, at 12.10pm.

Charity night

A MOTHER whose son suffers from a rare bone condition is holding a fundraising evening to help research into the disease.

Christine Spencer, from Ouston, Chester-le-Street, is organising the event because her eight-year-old son Ryan has multiple exostoses, a condition where extra bone grows in and around joints, causing pain and discomfort. The 7pm event at Federation Brewery, Dunston, Gateshead, will feature two local bands. Tickets are pounds 5 on (07961) 540-768.

Yacht helped

SUNDERLAND lifeboat was called out to help a stricken yacht over Easter weekend, the RNLI said yesterday.

The 30ft yacht travelling from Hartlepool to Sunderland when it suffered battery failure at around 7pm on Saturday about one mile outside of Sunderland harbour.

Tribute song

A TRIBUTE song has been penned for Alan Shearer.

The track Shearer's Magnificent 11 has been written by Newcastle artists Primrose Hill and recorded by musician and Newcastle United supporter Sharon Wilson, who said: "We couldn't let our hero retire from football without expressing our feelings".

Funeral doves

A FUNERAL director is offering to release doves at services to symbolise the soul being set free.

Daren Persson, who owns Daren Persson Funeral Services on Saville Street, North Shields, got the idea after visiting Canada and seeing a sign about dove releases at a funeral home there. He believes he is the first person to offer the service in the North-East.

Surprise party

TWENTY youngsters from charity Children North-East enjoyed a surprise Easter party over the weekend. The children were taken by taxi firm NHDA to the Express by Holiday Inn at Gateshead MetroCentre where they were given of chocolate eggs and entertained by the Easter bunny.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Apr 18, 2006
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