Two men have been arrested, after a body was discovered inside a burning car in Shiney Row.
Carver To Stay At Newcastle
Newcastle have confirmed John Carver has been appointed head coach for the rest of the season.
The 50-year-old is still searching for his first win since assuming the role in a caretaker capacity in the wake of Alan Pardew's departure.
Carver will now get a chance to stake a claim for the job on a longer term basis after the Magpies' hopes of a quick appointment were met with frustration.
Carver, who had made no secret of his desire to be appointed on a permanent basis, said: ''This is a proud day for me. ''I have worked with, and learnt from, the best manager that this football club has had in Sir Bobby Robson.
I know what this club means to this city and its people. I believe in my players and the staff I have around me. ''I am confident that we can deliver exciting successful football and look forward with relish to my role as head coach of this great football club.''
Children and a police officer were injured after violence broke out at Middlesbrough and Sheffield United's match
Emergency services are at the scene of an explosion in a residential street in Sunderland
Northumbria's chief constable has hit back at claims a rapist the force paid to act as a spy was placed near vulnerable girls
Most Viewed Pictures On Heart
Recently Played Tracks
To listen live, choose your preferred station:
Now playing: The best feel good music
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.