Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

The Weekend in 2 Minutes

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

The Weekend in 2 Minutes

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02:00 Saturday: Northumberland house fire An arson investigation is under way after two people were forced to flee their flaming house.

Just after 2am on Saturday police received a report that a house was on fire on Newbiggin Road, in Ashington . Emergency services attended and police assisted Northumberland and Fire and Rescue who were able to extinguish the flames.

Two people were in the house at the time of the fire but were able to escape uninjured. They were taken to hospital with smoke inhalation.

14:10 Ladies Day at Newcastle Racecourse Corks were popped and bets were placed at Newcastle Racecourse as Ladies Day got under way.

Prestigious designers such as Philip Treacy and Stephen Miller were represented with some eye-catching fashion pieces. Best dressed winner Debbie Murphy clinched the prestigious title with a hat from Sharper Millinery. Thousands of punters packed into Newcastle Racecourse's revamped course for a fantastic day of racing. The day kicked off with 12/1 shot George Reme beating well fancied favourite Jive Talking.

And the shocks kept coming with 20/1 outside Barracuda Boy being first past the post in the third race of the meeting.

18:30 South Shields house fire A fire broke out in the kitchen at the South Shields property on Saturday night.

Two fire crews from South Shields were called to the two-storey house on Central Avenue at around 8.30pm.

Part of the kitchen was severely damaged by fire and the rest of the room was damaged by smoke. The rest of the property was not affected and no one was hurt.

01:05 Durham nightclub fatality Police have arrested seven men on suspicion of manslaughter after a disturbance in Loveshack nightclub in Durham . The unnamed 54-year-old man died following the incident in the club packed with revellers.

Officers were called to the nightspot in Walkergate following reports of a disturbance inside involving a number of people. …

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