Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

2 Minutes the Weekend In

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

2 Minutes the Weekend In

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09:00 57kg of litter collected on Longsands Volunteers collected a staggering 57kg of litter on Tynemouth Longsands beach on Saturday Surfer's Against Sewage held their flagship Autumn Beach Clean at Tynemouth Longsands with 112 people rallying around the event. Volunteers aged from two to 85 all donned their gloves, grabbed a bucket and helped collect the litter from the shore.

14:50 Uber stranded on the Holy Island crossing A taxi was caught in the rising waters at Holy Island.

The Uber got stranded as it raced through the high tide travelling back from Lindisfarne on Saturday afternoon.

Mark Bradshaw, 41, from Seaton Burn, Tyne and Wear, caught the incident on his drone. He said: "I went out to Holy Island with a friend to take footage of the castle. We saw the vehicle coming over from the island side. It was very brave of him and I decided to film him. I was in the military for 24 years and I've seen lots of things but nothing as ridiculous as that."

16:00 Memorial for Jodie Wilkinson Friends and family of Jodie Wilkinson gathered at Hippy Green in Newcastle to pay tribute to her. Jodie, 27, died after she was stabbed in Stanhope Street, in Arthur's Hill, on October 17 in an alleged attack. People were invited to write messages to Jodie on balloons to be released simultaneously at the gathering on Saturday. There was a period of quiet reflection before those who had known her used the time to share stories and catch up with one another. Tributes were led by Pastor Clive Harding of the Harvest church which is just metres from where Jodie died. He said: "It's obviously led to a fractured and frightened community but it need to undertake a healing process now."

16:15 Mystery over 'convoy' three-vehicle smash on the A1 Police are appealing for witnesses after a crash on the A1 involving two vehicles believed to have been driving in convoy. …

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