Exercising etiquette: The do’s and don’ts of the gym

15th November 2017

Perhaps you want to make friends, perhaps you want to command respect, perhaps you just don’t want to end up as the punch-line on some 15-year-old’s group chat. Whatever your desire, those of us fruitlessly grasping for self-improvement in the strip-lit temples of vanity we call gymnasiums must always be on the look out for […]

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England Players to Wear Poppies

9th November 2017

It has been confirmed that English and German players will wear poppies on black armbands for Friday’s friendly at Wembley. The tribute will be in remembrance of members of the armed forces, so says the Football Association and the German Football Association. The FA chief executive Martin Glenn said it would be a ‘show of […]

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Football Round Up

7th November 2017

This week’s action in the premier league started with Stoke against Leicester the game finished 2-2 with Leicester scorers included summer sighing Vincent Iborra getting a goal followed by Riyad Mahrez. The scorers for Stoke were Shaqiri and former England international Peter Crouch from the bench to secure the point. Next, we have Huddersfield against […]

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Marseille Player Boots Fan

3rd November 2017

Patrice Evra, a player for Marseille, was given a one-match suspension after kicking a fan in the face during his teams’ Europa League defeat at Vitoria Guimaraes. Footage shows the 36-year-old former Manchester United player aiming a kick at a supporter at the side of the pitch during a warm-up. Evra was named as a […]

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Ashes Agree to ‘Sensible’ Drinking

1st November 2017

England players have agreed to ‘sensible’ drinking rules for the Ashes tour of Australia, but there will be no curfew in place, says coach Trevor Bayliss. Ben Stokes, the vice-captain of the test team, was recently arrested in September, after an incident outside a Bristol nightclub during England’s one-day international series against the West Indies. […]

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Hamilton Takes F1

30th October 2017

After a rough start earlier in the year, Lewis Hamilton has been crowned the 2017 champion for Formula One. This will be the driver’s fourth title, despite finishing ninth, the lead he had on the other drivers was enough to secure him a place on the podium. 2008, 2014, 2015 & now 2017@LewisHamilton has joined […]

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Anthony Joshua defends his crowns

27th October 2017

This Saturday Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF, IBO and WBA heavyweight title against Carlos Takam in Cardiff. This is Joshua’s first fight since beating now retired former heavyweight world champion Vladimir Klitschko in April. He will fight the Cameroonian- French boxer aged 36 who has won 36 out of 39 with 27 knockouts. This […]

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Newcastle For Sale

17th October 2017

Once again. Mike Ashley is selling Newcastle United and people are overwhelmed with joy it would seem. Since Ashley’s reign began ten-years ago, the team has been relegated twice from the Premier League. The club said in a statement: ‘Newcastle United requires a clear direction and a path to a bright and successful future’ The […]

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Tottenham Fans Turn Sour

12th October 2017

After a year off the pitch, Tottenham player Danny Rose is back in training but has forfeited the respect of the fans after an interview back in August. He spoke to The Sun and put the club on blast for its transfer record and wage structure. He suggested that he may have to leave Spurs […]

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Athlete’s Villages to get Downscale

4th October 2017

To cut costs, the International Olympics Committee plans to decrease the size of athlete’s villages at the next Olympic games. Paris will host the 2024 games after several countries withdrew their bids to host, due to budget concerns. The IOC has written to 28 countries asking for ideas on how savings could be quickly introduced […]

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West Ham & Spurs Charged by FA

28th September 2017

West Ham and Tottenham have been charged by the Football Association, after failing to control their players in Saturday’s derby at the London Stadium. Spurs won 3-2, however, they almost threw that match and their three-goal lead. A statement from the FA said: ‘It is alleged that in or around the 95th minute of the […]

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Women’s Football ‘Dragged Through Mud’

25th September 2017

You can thank Mark Sampson for that. Following the sacking of Mark Sampson, ex-goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis has said that women’s football has been ‘dragged through the mud’. Sampson was fired after details arose from a previous investigation into ‘inappropriate’ behaviour toward other players previously. He was hired in 2013 by the Football Association and in […]

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Mark Sampson Sacked as Women’s Manager

21st September 2017

This comes just after he helped lead the team to victory against Russia. Sampson has been sacked on the grounds of ‘inappropriate and unacceptable’ behaviour with female players in a previous role. The Football Association has said that it was made fully aware of the safeguarding issues surround Sampson in 2014 when he was the […]

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England beats Russia in Qualifiers

20th September 2017

Yes, England has begun their journey to the World Cup by decimating Russia 6-0 in their first game. Goal scorers were Nikita Parris, Jodie Taylor, Jordan Nobbs, Toni Duggan and Lucy Bronze. Russia played the game with 10 players, as Ksenia Tsybutovich was shown a yellow card on the half-hour mark for a handball. England […]

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Rio Ferdinand Wants to Box?

20th September 2017

Yep, you heard that right. Rio Ferdinand wants to become a boxer at age 38 after taking up the sport to continue to stay fit after retiring from football and as an outlet for grief after the death of his wife. He is being filmed training for a documentary series and will hopefully have his […]

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Women’s Bobsleigh to Lose Funding

19th September 2017

British Bobsleigh is set to withdraw its funding for the women’s team, just five months before the winter Olympics. One of the top female drivers has spoken about her reaction. Mica McNeill said she was ‘gutted and shocked’ to be told by her bosses that there was no more money to spend on the team […]

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Wayne Rooney Admits Drink Driving

18th September 2017

The former captain of England’s football team has appeared in court and admitted he was driving under the influence. He was arrested in Wilmslow, Cheshire on September 1st. The 31-year-old has been banned from driving for two years and issued a court order to do 100 hours of unpaid work, over a 12-month period. He […]

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Great North Runners starting the 13.1 mile half marathon over the Tyne Bridge crossing as Red Arrows take flight.

Great North Runner

8th September 2017

It’s almost time for our region to host yet another significant global event, not long after we hosted the Sunderland International Airshow. In case you didn’t already know The Great North Run (GNR) is this weekend. For someone who’s had it on their bucket list for as long as they can remember, I’m definitely feeling the […]

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Not Quite the Distance

27th August 2017

For boxing fans, the big fight last night in Vegas was destined to have one of two results. The flamboyant bout between the undefeated light middleweight champ, Floyd Mayweather, who was until last night 49-0 and Dublin born and UFC champ Conor McGregor could have put the sport of boxing into jeopardy or solidified Mayweather as […]

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Premier League Updates

27th August 2017

After two Premier League losses and one FA Cup loss, NUFC has finally won a game- and what an impressive win it was. This season is Newcastle United’s first back up in the Premier League so it’s not surprising that things initially got off to a shaky start. Over 52,000 fans witnessed NUFC’s 3-0 victory […]

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So, What’s All the Hype About?

26th August 2017

On Saturday two blokes who are paid far too much are going kick the heck out of each other for a few minutes until someone loses for a belt that could pay for a hospital. No seriously, the ‘Money’ belt, as it has been named, contains 3,360 diamonds, 600 sapphires, 300 emeralds, 1.5 kilograms of […]

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England To Face New Zealand

25th August 2017

England will face New Zealand in Belfast on Saturday in the final of the Women’s Rugby World Cup. Full-back Danielle Waterman will not be playing, however, due to a concussion, she suffered in the semi-final against France, which England beat 20-3. Coach Simon Middleton said, “Danielle has delivered outstanding performances throughout. It’s disappointing to lose her […]

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“Grossly Invasive” Searches Investigated

23rd August 2017

The English Football League has launched a full investigation after the search (and borderline harassment) of female fans at Stevenage FC’s stadium. The searches were defined as “grossly invasive”. It is reported that at least 10 Grimsby Town supporters were searched in this manner. They were made to expose their bras and be patted down. […]

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Hooligans on the Horizon

16th August 2017

An information centre in London has opened with the hopes of easing England fans’ fears over hooliganism in the 2018 World Cup that will be held in Russia. Russians were blamed for the injuries of more than 100 English supporters during Euro 2016 in Marseille. This will be the first time Russia has hosted the […]

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Wimbledon Hangover Woes

17th July 2017

Roger Federer has been crowned this year’s Wimbledon winner, after beating Marin Cilic on Sunday. This is his 19th major crown and he has moved to the top of the all-time list of male Wimbledon champions. The most humbling part of this? His interview this morning with the press after what sounded like a decent […]

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The State of British Tennis

14th July 2017

After Johanna Konta’s dismantling at the hands of Venus Williams on Sunday, no-one remains to fly the flag of Britain at what can be considered our home tournament. Historically, Brits have never had much success at Wimbledon, or any other grand slam for that matter. A former director of the British Lawn Tennis Association reckons it’s […]

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Towel Trouble

11th July 2017

Everyone is watching Wimbledon at the moment, so maybe it wouldn’t be such a great idea to make yourself look like a complete tool, would it? Well, one bloke decided it would be a grand idea to make himself look like a complete idiot after he snatched a towel thrown into the crowd by Jack […]

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We Are the Champions

8th May 2017

It’s been a long and uncertain journey with so many ups and downs, but thanks to Brighton’s misfortune and a strong match against Barnsley, Newcastle United have won the Championship League. If it were not for an Aston Villa goal scored in the 89th minute against Brighton, Newcastle would have been second. We really did have […]

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Smashcut to Memes

30th March 2017

Been a while since we’ve had a good laugh at something dumb and light, you know? Just a bit of light-hearted humour to lessen the impact of current events. So, Ronaldo has recently had a statue to commemorate the fact that he exists; apparently he’s a footballer or something. We non-sports fans are perplexed. It’s […]

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Non League Watch: How are Gateshead FC Faring?

15th March 2017

Writing for B**P, I often choose to focus on the trials and tribulations of Newcastle United, but once in a while it’s wise to take a step back. Quite a big step back: four leagues back actually. That’s right, let’s take a look at Gateshead FC. The Tynesiders. The Heed Army. How are they doing […]

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Match Report: Newcastle vs Huddersfield

5th March 2017

Surely, now, Newcastle United are home and dry in their pursuit of Premier League football following a professional 3-1 victory over Huddersfield at the John Smith’s Stadium. The past week was touted as a potential stumbling block for Newcastle United as they faced both 1st and 3rd placed teams in Brighton and Huddersfield. Victory in […]

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Newcastle Vs Brighton: Clash of the Titans

1st March 2017

League leaders Brighton were rocked by a late storm surge on the south coast last night as Newcastle put on a ‘Late Late Show’ at The Amex whilst wrestling over the top spot, which is now – once again – in the hands of Newcastle United. One of the Championship’s most electrifying games started in […]

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Championship League Updates

27th February 2017

Once again, Newcastle United is one point behind Brighton. Newcastle tied 2-2 in their match against Bristol City on the 25th. Given both of their positions in the league table, this match should have been an easy win for Newcastle. Bristol City are 21st and have lost the majority of their games so far. Even […]

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Championship League Updates

20th February 2017

After weeks at the top of the Championship League Table, Newcastle United has finally been pushed down to the number two spot and is two points behind Brighton. This came as Newcastle drew with Norwich City on the 14th 2-2 and Brighton drew 1-1 against Ipswich Town on the same day, but then won their […]

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Championship League Updates

13th February 2017

Saturday proved to be a very chaotic day for the management of Newcastle United Football Club as they triumphed over Wolverhampton Wanderers. They won 1-0 with the only goal of the match being scored by Aleksandar Mitrovic who caused quite a stir in terms of being booked. He narrowly escaped a second yellow card for apparently […]

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Championship League Updates

7th February 2017

It has been a pretty static week in the Championship League. Everyone has stayed in the same place as the previous week with the exception of Huddersfield Town which has moved to fourth place, knocking Leeds United down to fifth. Newcastle United remain in first place but again they are only one point ahead of […]

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Championship League Updates

24th January 2017

Thanks to Brighton’s loss against Preston North on the 14th, Newcastle United are back on top of the Championship League Table. Brighton are in second place with 57 points while Newcastle – like in previous weeks – are only one point ahead, but the goal difference between the two teams is a lot greater. Newcastle […]

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Championship League Updates

16th January 2017

After a week placed second in the Championship League table, Newcastle United have managed to claw their way back to number one. This was only possible because of Newcastle’s 2-1 victory over Brentford which scored them 3 points and Brighton’s loss to Preston North which of course scored them 0 points. If Brighton had have […]

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Gateshead’s Top Gyms

7th January 2017

New year, new you – right? That’s what most of us have been telling ourselves over the last week, anyway. Chances are, one of your New Year’s resolutions will be to get fit and healthy. So, if that’s the case, we’re here to give you a helping hand. If you haven’t yet enrolled in a local […]

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Championship League Updates

3rd January 2017

After a close call for Newcastle United’s leadership of the Championship League Table, it seems that there was no need to panic after the team quickly snatched back the top spot from second place team Brighton and Hove Albion. NUFC lost a match to Sheffield on Boxing Day while Brighton won its game 3-0 against […]

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12 Lists of Christmas: Defining Sports Moments

21st December 2016

Andy Murray becomes world number one: After triumphing in the Paris Masters I think we all breathed a silent sigh of relief as we watched Andy Murray finally take his place at the very top of world tennis. Despite also winning Wimbledon this year, the plucky scot has often had to deal with disappointment, many […]

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Championship League Updates

21st December 2016

Last week, Newcastle United played two games and fortunately for the team, they managed to win both of them. The first game, played on the 14th, was against Wigan Athletic who are ranked 23rd. This was predicted to be an easy win for Newcastle and the speculation was correct, as they won 2-0. The first […]

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Ronaldo Wins Ballon d’Or Award

13th December 2016

Cutting off Lionel Messi from his fifth win, Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or award for the third time. The 31-year-old is now just one more award away from Lionel Messi, who won last year, and from 2009 to 2012. Ronaldo helped Real Madrid win the Champions League and scored three goals in the […]

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Championship League Updates

12th December 2016

Saturday the 10th was a good day for Newcastle United, as they won against Birmingham City 4-0. This now leaves Newcastle with a total of 43 points while Birmingham, ranked eighth on the table, only have 31. The win comes after two consecutive losses for Newcastle, who only three weeks ago were on the verge […]

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Newcastle United; Local Hero

9th December 2016

Every Newcastle United match-goer will be familiar with the jazzy saxophone instrumental music that ushers the players onto the field at the start of every match day. The more diligent – and particularly the older (and wiser!) – fans amongst us will be able to tell us everything that it is possible to know about […]

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Championship League Updates

5th December 2016

Although still at the top of the Championship League table, Newcastle United haven’t been playing too impressively recently. After losing to Nottingham Forest by 2-1 in their last match and consequently receiving zero points, they are only one point ahead of the team in second place, Brighton. Nottingham Forest has been able to move up […]

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Sky Commentator Dropped After Abuse Comments

30th November 2016

In the last few weeks, a number of footballers have come forward with allegations that they were sexually assaulted by coach Barry Bennell from young ages. While this is harrowing enough, a now jobless Sky Sports commentator has made things decidedly worse. Ex-darts champion Eric Bristow was promptly dropped from his role as commentator after a series of […]

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Championship League Updates

28th November 2016

Newcastle United are – as they should be – still at the top of the Championship League table with 40 points and a goal difference of 22. They lost Saturday’s game against Blackburn 1-0 just as they were about to make a club record of ten victories in a row. The last time they got […]

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Andy Murray is Literally the Best

21st November 2016

Having won his fourth Grand Slam title, Andy Murray is now the number one ranking tennis player in the world. He beat Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-4, ensuring he will stay ahead of the Serb when heading into 2017. He said now he’s at the top, “I obviously would be motivated to try and stay in […]

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Championship League Updates

21st November 2016

After beating Leeds 0-2 yesterday, Newcastle United Football Club have won eight games in a row, keeping them at the top of the league table for yet another week. Newcastle manager described the game as a “credit” to all of the Newcastle players and said that their “understanding of the game was good”. This game […]

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