There's concern Ashington anti-piracy worker, Nick Dunn's case has gone back to square one
Northumbria Uni Student Dies Of Suspected Meningitis
A student at Northumbria University has died from suspected meningitis
The student is believed to have died from meningococcal meningitis, which is a rare but life-threatening form of the disease.
Other students are being warned to be aware of the symptoms and to make sure they have been vaccinated against the disease.
It is mostly prevalent in children and babies, although students can be at risk of getting the disease when moving into shared accommodation and living closely with others who could be unknowingly be carrying the meningococcal bacteria.
A spokesperson for Northumbria University said:
“We can confirm that one of our students has sadly passed away in hospital from suspected meningococcal meningitis. We offer our deepest condolences to her family and friends.
Meningococcal bacteria do not spread easily and only people who have had prolonged, close contact with the ill person are at a slightly increased risk of becoming unwell.
Those students and staff identified as being in close contact in recent days have been offered antibiotics as a precautionary measure.”
Levi Pay, Head of Student Support and Wellbeing, said:
“I would like to reassure students and staff that it is very unlikely that there is any risk to anyone other than those already contacted and offered antibiotics.”
Durham County Council's agreed to a "rescue package'' to help Durham Cricket Club's financial problems
Newcastle United have announced another special rugby weekender at St James' Park for May 2017
Police have now arrested five men in connection with an attack in the Arthur's Hill area on Monday.
Most Viewed Pictures On Heart
Recently Played Tracks
To listen live, choose your preferred location:
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.