BBC News Report 2016 Local News

Harry Potter’s Pot of Gold
Harry Potter is a very well-known book with millions of copies sold all over the world, but not every copy is the same… Some of the Harry Potter books are worth up to £40,000!  In ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ if the print line reads 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 and the crediting of “Joanne Rowling”, your book could be worth from £40,000 to £55,000 as only 500 were printed and were sent to only 300 libraries around the world. This also applies to a lot of the other Harry Potter books, so keep a look out for any Harry Potter Books As they could be worth up to X36 its original value.

The Dangers of Caffeine
Around the UK teenagers are seen drinking fizzy and energy drinks, but do they really know the effects of drinking them… According to scientists over eight in 10 teens regularly drink them. The effects of caffeine can be sleep loss and prevent nurturance. Drinking a little caffeine has little to no consequences for people but too much can have negative consequences. Schools are working extremely hard to prevent students from bringing fizzy and caffeinated drinks in to schools as it also causes lack of concentration in lessons. So before you drink, think…   

Exmoor Ponies Taking Over North Tyneside
Two exmoor ponies have been brought into St Mary’s Island Wetland Centre. They are from The Moorland Mousie Trust, a charity set up to protect the rare breed. They will stay at the site for up to eight weeks. It is hoped that the ponies would eat they scrub amnd grass that is taking over the area.
The pnies are called Martini and Lucie. They are both tame but must not be fed as they are there to get rid of invasive species of plants. If the eight week trial is succesful, the ponies will be returning in autumn for a longer stay.

Sunderland Harriers Keep Up Title With Win At Alnick
Senior league Sunderland Harriers win their third out four North Eastern Harrier League races. They beat there rivals, Tyne Bridge, by five points. The national cross country champions, Morpeth Harriers, appear to not have a win this year with five points behind Sunderland in third place. The six mile race was near to Alnick Castle so runners had a beautiful backdrop.  
School teacher, Nathan Reed, chearged throught to third with the fourth fastest time of the day. Tim Field finished 8th and Brian Bewick finished in 11th .    

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