Top stories from ChronicleLive today include a chat with the hero doctor who helped save a Newcastle United fan's life, Premier League sides 'calling for chairman to be removed' and the launch of a murder investigation in Houghton-le-Spring.

In case you missed them, we've put together some teasers below and links to full articles.

Here are the best read stories from the North East today (October 18).

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The hero doctor who helped save Newcastle United fan's life by giving him CPR at St James' Park

Tom Prichard has been hailed a hero after saving a Newcastle United fan's life at St James' Park.

The fan collapsed during the Magpies' match against Spurs on Sunday, with play being suspended in the 41st minute.

Fans in the East Stand at St James' Park quickly alerted players and officials to the incident.

Dr Prichard was in the Gallowgate East corner of the stadium when he noticed fans calling for the attention of medical staff.

He instinctively rushed over to help and performed CPR on the fan, who is now in a "stable" condition in hospital.

Dr Prichard has talked about the experience, being called a hero and the importance of defibrillators.

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Murder investigation launched after 18-year-old dies following 'stabbing' in Houghton

A teenager has died after an alleged stabbing in Houghton-le-Spring.

Emergency services were called to a report of an altercation outside the Britannia Inn, Newbottle Street, at around 9.30pm on Saturday.

An 18-year-old man was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) where he died on Sunday night.

A murder investigation has now been launched.

Police have since confirmed that six youths between the ages of 14 and 17 have been arrested on suspicion of wounding and they remain in police custody at this time.

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Premier League sides 'call for chairman to be removed' following Newcastle takeover

Some Premier League clubs are reportedly calling for the organisation's chairman to step down amid increased dissatisfaction following Newcastle's recent takeover.

The 19 other clubs in the division met with the Premier League in an extraordinary meeting last week to demand answers and get an explanation as to why the governing body sanctioned the Magpies takeover deal.

Following on from that meeting, The Athletic claims that a number of clubs will call for change at a senior level and call for chairman Gary Hoffman to be removed.

It's understood the Newcastle takeover is not the sole reason behind the calls for Hoffman's removal, but a combination of various issues have brought grievances to a head.

Hoffman was only appointed to the Premier League in April 2020 but the report claims Hoffman has "struggled for popularity during a turbulent 18 months."

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