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Crew's oar-some effort
A FOUR-man crew with a combined age of 277 completed a 16-mile charity rowing challenge in two hours and seven minutes, finishing 12th out of 22 entries in the Great Tyne Row along the River Tyne between Newburn and North Shields on Saturday, August 17. The Durham Dynosaurs crew had aimed to complete the route in under three hours. The challenge was undertaken to raise money for Help for Heroes and St Cuthbert’s Hospice.
ONE SHOW: BBC One’s The One Show will be screened live from outside the Sage Gateshead at 7pm on Wednesday (August 28), at the close of a two-day free summer festival. Presenters Matt Baker and Alex Jones will be joined by a range of guests and activities.
SEA RESCUE: RNLI lifeboat volunteers and beach lifeguards rescued a man left clinging to a rock after his kayak capsized. The incident happened off Jackie’s Beach, Whitburn, near Sunderland, on Monday afternoon.
WAKE ROBBERY: A teenager has been robbed by a gang who may have just left a wake. The 16-year-old boy was attacked at 7.30pm on July 2 near Campbell Park Road, Hebburn, South Tyneside. He heard one say they had just been to a funeral wake at a pub.
DOMESTIC ABUSE: Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird will make the keynote speech at a conference aimed at tackling domestic abuse in Ashington, Northumberland, on Thursday (August 29). The former Redcar MP has made the issue a priority of her police and crime plan since being elected last November.
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