Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was robbed in Newcastle at about 1.20am this morning ( Tuesday April 30). The 21-year-old was walking near the city walls, at the rear of Stowell Street when her handbag was snatched She was approached by two men who grabbed her handbag and mobile phone. She was slightly hurt.

SINGER'S GIG: Pop star Leona Lewis will play Newcastle City Hall on our first UK tour in three years. Sje will perform there on Thursday (May 2) at 7/30pm. Tickets cost £35. £45 and £55 from the box office on 0191-277-3080.