HIGHLIGHTS FROM The Chronicle

  • Plans for £2m upgrade to Newcastle's parks approved - and these will be the first ones to benefit
  • Durham University student Matthew Hedges charged with 'spying for a foreign state' in UAE
  • Ant McPartlin set to finalise divorce to estranged wife Lisa at London court
  • Mercedes-driving Northumbria University student tells court he is not guilty of rape, sex assaults, perjury and perverting justice
  • Dad shows off amazing weight loss transformation - and says other men can do the same