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Girl, 7, fighting for life after being hit by a HGV outside school as community left in shock

A SEVEN-year-old girl is fighting for her life in hospital after being hit by a heavy goods vehicle outside of her school. The youngster was struck by the tipper truck just after 3pm on Monday outside Knop Law Primary School, in Chapel House, Newcastle. She was hit while near the junction between Chadderton Drive and Hillhead […] The Sun Newcastle upon Tyne …


Family devastated after gran, 60, died from “simple fall” when she tripped out of cab while wearing heels

A GRAN who broke her ribs when “bad footwear” caused her to trip while climbing out of a taxi tragically died after suffering complications. Former pottery worker Janice Jones, 60, landed heavily on the kerb when she fell while wearing heels. She was taken to hospital but medics advised her the only treatment for broken ribs […] The Sun Newcastle upon Tyne …



Arsonist who set fire to her own flat ‘didn’t give a f**k” about couple and baby she could have killed living upstairs

A CRAZED arsonist who set her home on fire said she “didn’t give a f**k” about a couple and their baby she could have killed living upstairs. Reckless Claire Paton set fire to her Blyth home without caring if she killed a neighbour in the process. When told the family above her flat could have […] The Sun Newcastle upon Tyne …


Baby boy tragically dies in his mum’s arms at just seven-weeks-old from devastating bowel condition

A TINY baby boy died in his mum’s arms aged just seven weeks – as his parents have praised him as their “little fighter” for battling a devastating condition. Missy and Nicole Kennedy, from Darlington, Country Durham, were left heartbroken when their son Harley Robert Kennedy died after being diagnosed with necrotising enterocolitis (NEC). The […] The Sun Newcastle upon Tyne …



Ex-Sunderland footballer Paul Conlon, 43, who drunkenly punched & killed dad, 77, on Christmas Eve jailed for 12 years

A FORMER professional footballer who drunkenly killed his elderly dad on Christmas Eve has been jailed for 12 years. Ex-Sunderland AFC and Hartlepool United player Paul Conlon, 43, acted “like an animal” when he punched, throttled and hit Harry Conlon during the deadly attack last year. Newcastle Crown Court heard the “gentle, kind and forgiving” […] The Sun Newcastle upon Tyne …



Dog owner, 21, whose ‘horrible’ Border Collie mauled social worker’s face walks free from court as pet put to sleep

A “HORRIBLE” Border Collie who mauled a social worker’s face leaving her permanently scarred will be put to sleep on a court’s order while its owner was spared jail. Charlotte Orr, 21, was banned from keeping dogs for 10 years and handed a suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty to having a dog dangerously out […] The Sun Newcastle upon Tyne …