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The North East’s youngest liver transplant patient has welcomed a ‘miracle baby’.
Miracle man Nathan Potts has defied the odds since he was born.
At the age of one, Nathan received a liver transplant, and just six months later had to undergo a second one after his body rejected the organ.
The 27-year-old, from Cramlington, has faced further life-saving operations and takes dozens of tablets a day.
Due to the quantity and variety of drugs he has been taken, Nathan was told by doctors it was unlikely he could have children.
But like he has lived his life, Nathan proved doctors wrong.

A Northumberland firm which is forging ahead in the growing electric vehicle industry has secured deals worth more than £50m for its clean tech motors.
Cramlington clean tech firm Avid Technology, designs and makes systems for the electric and hybrid vehicle industry, and the last year has seen it plough significant investment into its facilities, as it prepared to ramp up production.
As well as being at the forefront of the electric vehicle sector, Avid is also looking to diversify into robotics and new power generation industries, and recent years has seen the firm join projects to boost the green credentials of the global shipping industry and the UK’s haulage sector.
Now, following investment of more than £4m, the company has started shipping its EVO Electric Motors, on the back of an agreement secured with GKN Hybrid Power last year.
Avid took over the design, manufacture and distribution of the EVO electric vehicle drive motors from GKN Hybrid Power last year and all production has completely transferred from Oxfordshire to the Avid plant in Cramlington, Northumberland.
Since the start of the year, Avid has seen a sharp increase in demand for the EVO, securing over £50m in new business for the motors alone, with exports to Germany, Poland, Spain, US and Asia already in the pipeline for 2018.

These are just some of the tragic faces of the North East’s rising toll of victims of murder and manslaughter.
New figures have revealed 23 people became the victims of murder, manslaughter or infanticide in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham last year - up from 20 last year.
The data for the 2016/2017 financial year reveals 17 lives were taken in the Northumbria Police area, and six within Durham Constabulary’s jurisdiction.
And Northumbria now has 11.8 killings per million people while Durham has 9.6, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures.
The North East was slightly safer for homicides than the England and Wales average, which was 12.1 per million.
The highest rate was in South Yorkshire, whose figure was skewed by the addition of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster whose deaths were recorded as local following the conclusion of the inquests in April 2016.

A patient tried to punch a nurse and threatened to “stab her in her sleep” during a violent outburst in hospital.
John Lundy also assaulted a security guard as he tried to leave the Accident and Emergency Department at the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, in Cramlington.
A court heard the 39-year-old had been taken to the ward after taking a suspected overdose but, on arrival, soon turned violent.
Lundy lunged at a nurse who was trying to help him but fortunately missed as she ducked out of the way.
But he then shouted at her “I’m going to stalk you. I’m going to find out where you live and stab you in your sleep”, prosecutors at South East Northumberland Magistrates’ Court said.
However, his outburst didn’t end there and, as Lundy tried to discharge himself and was held back by security, he again turned aggressive and assaulted an officer by scratching him.

Well, the winter chill is gnawing at our bones right now and naturally our thoughts turni to keeping ourselves warm and cosy.
But the good news is that you don't have to stay in and do that - as there are plenty snuggly pubs around, some with a roaring fire as this cold weather really takes hold.
So, with all this in mind, we've come up with a list of favourite fireplace pubs to curl up with a pint or glass of wine and some are in Newcastle city centre while others are further afield - if you don't live nearby then they're well worth venturing out to when the weather's better - why not combine a Sunday lunch visit with a trip out to the countryside?
Once you take a seat in a deep and comfy armchair and tuck into a wholesome hearty meal, you'll have to drag yourself away. And you'll snort at the mere memory of summer.
James Place Street, Ouseburn, NE6 1LD, 0191 265 6151
The Cumberland Arms is a great traditional pub in the heart of the Ouseburn Valley. It has something for everyone – great beer, delicious food, a fantastic place for live music, comedy and theatre.



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