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  1. Jailed and behind bars, these are just some of the North East criminals that were locked up in April this year. Murderers, violent thugs and robbers were among those who were given prison sentences. The following criminals were among those jailed: Keith Loxley has been locked up for three-and-a-half years. Loxley, 31, of Colston Street, Newcastle, attacked a student in a nightclub. The victim lost part of his ear and required 12 stitches. Loxley bit and punched his victim, before dragging him to the floor and kicking him.
  2. Newcastle and Gateshead may be hosting the Great Exhibition of the North this summer but Northumberland is determined not to miss out on the action. Great Northumberland, billed as 56 days of arts, culture and heritage events celebrating the county, was launched in front of a large audience at Hexham Abbey. Peter Jackson, leader of Northumberland County Council, said: “In a year that sees the Great Exhibition of the North put the spotlight on our region, we’ll be celebrating the very best that Northumberland has to offer. “The Great Exhibition of the North is billed as the biggest event taking place in the country this year. “It is expected to attract three million people, with 1.3m coming from outside the region, so it is a significant event for this region. “To take advantage of this focus on the North we have put together a programme of arts, culture and heritage events to encourage those visitors to come here.
  3. Susan Fuller’s family have been given fresh hope that the driver that killed her could be locked-up for longer. The mum-of-three was left with no chance of survival after Sean Herman mowed her down outside her home in H owdon, Wallsend. And her loved ones were dealt further devastation when the killer was locked-up for just seven years after pleading guilty to manslaughter, and he was told he may only serve half that sentence behind bars. Now, Susan’s husband of 35 years, David, says he is hopeful something can be done to get justice for his beloved wife. Since Herman was sentenced last Monday, the family have met with police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and they hope to appeal the sentence on the grounds that it is ‘unduly lenient’. Meanwhile, more than 1,000 people have signed a petition calling for Herman’s jail term to be increased.
  4. Susan Fuller’s family has launched a fight to get the killer driver that took her life locked up for longer. The mum-of-three died after Sean Herman mowed her down in his car in front of her beloved sons. The killer was jailed for seven years after he admitted manslaughter at Newcastle Crown Court this week, a sentence that has left Susan’s family devastated. The Fullers have vowed not to give up their fight for justice. Susan’s wife, David, has told Chronicle Live that he has met with police since Monday’s court hearing and is now planning to appeal against the sentence. And the family has now started a petition calling for Herman’s jail term to be extended.
  5. Below is a list of this week's Tyne & Wear community events written by you. To get your event included, simply fill out the form at www.chroniclelive.co.uk/yourevents North Tyneside Strollers host walk in Newcastle city park What: Centre Strollers host walk around Newcastle park When: Thursday, May 19 Where: Exhibition Park More information: If you would like to join the Centre Strollers please meet at the Haymarket Metro station at 11am. All walks are free, you will only need to cover the cost of your transport and refreshments.
  6. A popular mum was acting as a peacekeeper when she was horrifically crushed to death by the car of “cowardly” killer Sean Herman. Innocent victim Susan Fuller was trying to defuse trouble between her sons and Herman when she was tragically killed as he recklessly reversed into her, pinning her against a wall. The car then drove over her as Herman fled and the 63-year-old suffered 58 rib fractures, a fractured skull and other broken bones. She died in the arms of her family at the scene in Howdon, Wallsend. Herman had been accused of murdering Mrs Fuller but prosecutors accepted his guilty plea to the lesser offence of manslaughter on the day his trial was due to start - a decision the victim’s family did not agree with. Now, the 24-year-old has been jailed for seven years for taking the life of a “well-loved member of the community and a warm and kind family woman”.
  7. A major heritage visitor attraction on the edge of Tyneside is in line for a £7m boost. The 18th century Seaton Delaval Hall by architect Sir John Vanbrugh has been awarded a £3.7m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the National Trust, which manages the hall and gardens, and it will now receive another £3m. A campaign will also be launched to raise another £724,000 for what will be a three-year project to protect the fabric of the building and enhance the visitor experience. The hall was the home of the theatrical Delaval family, who laid on lavish costume balls, staged plays, and carried out elaborate practical jokes on guests. Part of the project will be to devise ways to put across to visitors the colourful stories of the hall’s past and the spirit of eccentricity and playfulness of its aristocratic family. “This is a huge step forward for the hall at a time when visitor numbers are increasing, totalling nearly 80,000 last year,” said property general manager Emma Thomas.
  8. The beautiful spring flowers and budding greenery of Spring are enough to encourage the most resistant coach potato out of doors - especially after all that snow we've had. And the good news is that March 13 sees the North East’s National Trust properties fully re-opening their doors after their restricted winter hours. With the weather picking up again, and Easter holidays not far off, they are adding to the growing opportunities to enjoy a day out in the great outdoors. Our much-loved stately venues are now all geared up for the Spring season and ready to welcome visitors who want to combine a trip out with spectacular surroundings. We are spoiled in the region with grand country homes which used to be the preserve of just the wealthy titled inhabitants and their well-heeled guests. Now the public can explore their stately rooms and expansive grounds while soaking up their colourful history. For children, they are places full of adventure and stories and their gardens are giant playgrounds.
  9. The beautiful spring flowers and budding greenery of Spring are enough to encourage the most resistant coach potato out of doors - especially after all that snow we've had. And the good news is that March 13 sees the North East’s National Trust properties fully re-opening their doors after their restricted winter hours. With the weather picking up again, and Easter holidays not far off, they are adding to the growing opportunities to enjoy a day out in the great outdoors. Our much-loved stately venues are now all geared up for the Spring season and ready to welcome visitors who want to combine a trip out with spectacular surroundings. We are spoiled in the region with grand country homes which used to be the preserve of just the wealthy titled inhabitants and their well-heeled guests. Now the public can explore their stately rooms and expansive grounds while soaking up their colourful history. For children, they are places full of adventure and stories and their gardens are giant playgrounds.
  10. Pub chain Ei Publican Partnerships is told to bog off in buy one, get one free promotion by concerned North East health officials
  11. ONS statistics show babies born in parts of the North East can expect a much shorter life than neighbours just miles down the road
  12. A date has been set for the closure of Coty’s Northumberland factory, which will see the loss of more than 400 jobs. The French firm took over Procter & Gamble’s beauty products business in a multibillion-pound deal more than a year ago but the business review that followed led to the new owners announcing the proposed closure of the Seaton Delaval facility. Following the announcement workers claimed they had been told by management that – despite it being one of the company’s most efficient factories – it had been earmarked for closure as it was ‘cheaper’ to close as they had no union representation. At the end of the last year, when Coty confirmed the closure, Arch and Northumberland County Council began working in partnership with the company to support employees, assess the impact on local supply chain and provide support to ensure a sustainable future use for the site. Now a closure date of October has emerged through a sale instruction of the site, issued by a property firm enlisted to find a potential buyer. Colliers International has been instructed to market for sale th 370,000 sq ft manufacturing facility with the hope of finding a buyer who can “position the site for future employment use”.
  13. The North East Chilli Festival is all-change as it announces its 2018 dates with hot-off-the-press news revealing that it’s having a new look, a new theme and a new location. Northumberland ’s popular festival, which tried out a new home in Blyth last year following a five-year run at Seaton Delaval Hall, is on the move again. Having encountered a few problems last time, the festival is to have a new Blyth home this year when it returns for a July 13-15 run. Its new site will be Meggies Burn Fields at South Beach which has also prompted a theme for the event: The Festival by the Sea. And while its focus will remain very much on chilli - with the traditional eating competition at the heart of the fun - 2018 will feature a broader menu of attractions to whet all appetites. Music-wise, there are already several confirmed bands including local favourites Smoove and Turrell, and The Mariachis who are well known for the Doritos TV adverts.
  14. Are you looking to buy a house on a budget? Maybe you want a new home for yourself or a little investment project to do up and sell or let. Either way, there are plenty of homes to chose from in Newcastle and the wider North East if you have £100,000 or less to spend. From an apartment in Alnwick, Northumberland, to a flat in a former cigarette building on the Coast Road in Newcastle. Here are some of the homes we’ve spotted on the market right now. It’s in Percy Mews and has a guide price of £73,500 through Sanderson Young.
  15. Filming for the new series o ITV1 's Vera is now underway across the North East - so where will the intrepid detective venture next? The soaring success of the Northumberland -set crime drama has been credited with bringing an influx of visitors to the region. The so-called “Vera effect” - with viewers proving keen to see the on-screen beauty spots for themselves - has had welcome knock-on results for the local economy too. And now these are being felt wider afield as DCI Vera Stanhope - a role which Brenda Blethyn made her own - has been exploring more and more of the area outside her usual patch over the series’ run. By now, cast and crew have filmed over much of the region, with Vera’s cases and escalating crime luring her into the city centre and around North and South Tyneside. The landscapes used are increasingly varied, ranging from the sweeping splendour of Dunstanburgh Castle to the industrial backdrop of the former Swan Hunter shipyard in Wallsend .
  16. A 61-year-old woman was punched by a robber who ran off with her handbag in Seaton Delaval . Police are searching for the culprit as well as a teenage Good Samaritan who chased the offender and retrieved the victim’s bag. The woman was walking on Hallington Drive at about 6pm on Saturday, December 9, when she was confronted by a man who attacked her and stole her bag. Officers say she was left with minor injuries but was left shaken. The offender is described as a white male, 5ft 8in, clean shaven. He was wearing dark coloured trousers and hoodie, and aged between 40-50 years of age. A spokesperson for Northumbria Police said: “Inquiries into the incident are ongoing and extra officers have been patrolling the area but now police have appealed for any witnesses to the incident to get in touch.
  17. The village of Holywell, near Whitley Bay, is one I’ve long admired and even fantasised about living in (although I’m not sure how well the Eatsmobile would fit in there). Having heard that the Milbourne Arms there had started offering food a year or so ago, I was keen to see if it lived up to my idealised notions of this green and tranquil locale. Our first impressions were that it’s a light and airy place with very fresh-looking decor. It was also clear that it’s a pretty popular with both drinkers and diners, so it was more in hope than expectation that I asked one of the barmaids if there was a table available for two. She consulted a reservations book then directed us to a few tables she said were free for the time being, although two had ‘reserved’ signs on them. We installed ourselves at the one without a sign, only for the man in charge to appear and tell us (rather gruffly, it has to be said) that he’d have to move us as the tables were soon to be needed. We ended up at a corner table underneath the dart board beside a radiator which Mrs E was pleased to find was on. So was our meal on target? There was a disappointment to begin with, as we’d both fancied starting our meal with some soup, it being a nippy November day. The Milbourne Arms, it turns out, offers only main courses and desserts on Sundays - but we were assured the portions would be large enough to satisfy us. The meats on offer were chicken, lamb, pork and beef, all going for around £10-£11. Mrs E, unable to decide which of these would best sate her, opted for the ‘trio’ of meats (lamb, pork and beef) for £11.95. Conscious that I may have neglected vegetarian Sunday diners over the years, I went for the goat’s cheese, broccoli, spinach and caramelised red onion pie (£7.95), which is in fact the only alternative to the traditional meat roasts. We had to wait too long for our food to arrive in Mrs E’s opinion - although I think 20 minutes or so wasn’t too unreasonable given that we were customers who had been fitted in without a booking. And my meal was certainly worth waiting for. The pie, served, as both dishes were, with a good selection of vegetables, a Yorkshire pudding and gravy, was a taste sensation. The light pastry was just right blend of the cheese and the other fillings was so delectable that I ended up mashing the pie up with everything else on my plate in order to get a taste of it with every forkful.
  18. The countdown is on to Christmas Day and December 1 tends to be the date that many families like to start decking the hall and - forget the sprig of holly - go all-out with a sparkling and glitter-strewn frenzy of decorations. Top of the festive things-to-get list is, of course, the tree and putting it up is always guaranteed to bring on the Christmas spirit. Some may ponder the decision 'fake or fir?' but an ever-growing number of people love having a real Christmas tree which, as well as using about 10 times fewer materials and five times less energy than artificial trees, they can smell wonderful. Aside from the pleasure of decorating it, half the fun is going out and choosing a tree in the first place. For many families it is as much a festive tradition as pulling crackers and singing carols. So for those of you who want to snuggle up in nostalgia and revel in the aroma of pine, here’s our list of where to buy your tree (most of them will sell artificial varieties too as well as Christmas wreaths and mistletoe).
  19. The countdown is on to Christmas Day and December 1 tends to be the date that many families like to start decking the hall and - forget the sprig of holly - go all-out with a sparkling and glitter-strewn frenzy of decorations. Top of the festive things-to-get list is, of course, the tree and putting it up is always guaranteed to bring on the Christmas spirit. Some may ponder the decision 'fake or fir?' but an ever-growing number of people love having a real Christmas tree which, as well as using about 10 times fewer materials and five times less energy than artificial trees, they can smell wonderful. Aside from the pleasure of decorating it, half the fun is going out and choosing a tree in the first place. For many families it is as much a festive tradition as pulling crackers and singing carols. So for those of you who want to snuggle up in nostalgia and revel in the aroma of pine, here’s our list of where to buy your tree (most of them will sell artificial varieties too as well as Christmas wreaths and mistletoe).
  20. If you’ve been searching for something special to spruce up your Christmas, then look no further than the Edelweiss Christmas Tree Company. Based at Seaton Delaval in Whitley Bay, customers will have access to a range of more than 7,000 trees, which includes the Nordman Fir, Norway Spruce Noble Fir, Lodgepole Pine and Fraser Fir. Trained staff will also be on hand to help visitors every step of the way, from choosing the perfect tree and packaging it up, to giving out aftercare advice and decorating tips. During the weekends leading up to Christmas – starting on November 25 through to December 10 – children will be able to visit Santa in his magical grotto, while the grown-ups enjoy a complimentary glass of mulled wine, mince pie and hot soup. So for a Christmas to remember, head to the Edelweiss Christmas Tree Company in Double Row, Seaton Delaval, Whitley Bay, tel: 0191 237 7887, or visit: www.edelweiss-trees.com
  21. Below is a list of this week's Tyne & Wear community events written by you. To get your event included, simply fill out the form at www.chroniclelive.co.uk/yourevents What: intu Eldon Square has a magical two-day extravaganza, including an enchanting visit from an animatronic Snow Lion, mystical fauns, festive food sampling and the launch of intu’s Magic Tree app - a digital augmented reality experience. When: Thursday 23 November 2017 (4pm - 8pm) and Friday 24 November 2017 (12pm - 4pm). Where: intu Eldon Square What: West Rainton Church Christmas fayre. When: 18th November 2017 at 2pm.
  22. Drivers are being advised ahead of a series of road closures throughout the North East on Remembrance Sunday. Thousands throughout the region will join together at a host of events to pay tribute to our fallen soldiers. ChronicleLive is compiling a gallery of photographs to show services and remembrance events across the North East, so please send a photograph to yourpictures@chroniclelive.co.uk telling us when and where you were. And if you’re planning on travelling by car on the morning of Remembrance Sunday, here is a list of the road closures that will temporarily be in place: Alnwick 3.15pm to 4pm - Percy Street, Green Batt, Hotspur Street. Bondgate Without, Bondgate Within, Fenkle Street
  23. Drivers are being advised ahead of a series of road closures throughout the North East on Remembrance Sunday. Thousands throughout the region will join together at a host of events to pay tribute to our fallen soldiers. ChronicleLive is compiling a gallery of photographs to show services and remembrance events across the North East, so please send a photograph to yourpictures@chroniclelive.co.uk telling us when and where you were. And if you’re planning on travelling by car on the morning of Remembrance Sunday, here is a list of the road closures that will temporarily be in place: Alnwick 3.15pm to 4pm - Percy Street, Green Batt, Hotspur Street. Bondgate Without, Bondgate Within, Fenkle Street
  24. Heartbroken friends of tragic Susan Fuller are raising money to help her grieving family. The popular mum-of-three died after she was allegedly hit by a car, outside her home on Friday. Sean Herman appeared in court earlier this week, accused of murdering Susan. And today as her family attempt to come to terms with her death friends have been rallying round to help. An online fundraising page has been set-up on the site ‘gofundme’ and so far more than £200 has been donated. It’s creator, Margaret Emm, wrote: “I’ve decided to try and raise some funds for the family of Susan Fuller who has tragically lost her life. The way Susan died was horrific she leaves behind her loving husband David and her much loved sons Barrie, Dale and Scott. Susan was a well known and much loved friend and her passing has been a big shock we are trying to help with any costs that may arise ie bills and funeral costs etc till the family get back on their feet. Please share and donate if you can.”
  25. This is the man accused of killing a mum-of-three in an alleged hit-and-run in Howdon. Sean Herman appeared at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court on Monday charged with murdering 63-year-old Susan Fuller outside her home on Coldstream Gardens. The 24-year-old also faced two further charges of assaulting her two sons - Dale and Scott - arising from the same alleged incident on Friday morning. Because of the seriousness of the alleged offence, no pleas were able to be taken during the brief hearing. Wearing a grey tracksuit and breathing deeply, Herman, of Tillmouth Avenue, Seaton Delaval, was in the dock to confirm his name, date of birth and address. More than 10 police officers also attended the court to keep large groups of Herman’s and Susan’s family separate.
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