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Sunderland turns out for Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day parade along the seafront in Seaburn Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Events have been held across the region to mark Armed Forces Day.

In Seaburn, people turned out for a parade involving members of all three services as well as cadets.

Here and across the region, it marked the culmination of a week of events, to highlight the contribution of service people, their families, veterans and cadets.

Cadets line up for inspection Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
Sunderland's mayor was a guest of honour Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
Veterans were among those taking part Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees


Severe weather warning for rain on Saturday

Tynemouth beach Credit: PA

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for the North East for Saturday.

Showers are expected to break out later in morning and become heavy, thundery and slow-moving during the afternoon.

There is a risk of localised surface water flooding, especially where they affect urban areas.

The showers will slowly die out through the evening.

Armed Forces Day: events across the region

A previous Armed Forces Day parade in Middlesbrough Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

A day of tributes to the armed forces, past and present, are taking place across the region.

Armed Forces Day is an opportunity for members of the public to show their support to serving troops, as well as their families, veterans and cadets.

It marks the culmination of a week of events to highlight the work of those connected with our armed services.

Among the events taking place in the North East: a series of tributes in Redcar including a service of remembrance and a flyover by an historic Lancaster bomber.

On Sunday 26th June Darlington will host a free Proms in the Park, at the bandstand in South Park from 3pm.

Armed Forces Day events are taking place from Northumberland to North Yorkshire in the following locations. For more details click here

- Berwick - Morpeth - Hexham - Consett - Stanley - Bishop Auckland - Barnard Castle - Stockton - Sunderland - Ripon - Scarborough - Whitby - York


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Corbyn faces fresh calls to resign as party leader

Mr Corbyn has insisted that he will stay on as Labour leader Credit: PA

Jeremy Corbyn has faced fresh calls to stand down as Labour leader from on one of his own MPs.

Frank Field said Mr Corbyn should resign immediately for the good of the party as "nobody thinks" he could lead Labour to victory if a snap election is called when David Cameron stands down this autumn.

He also accused the leader of mixing some positive debate on globalisation with "serious claptrap" in other areas in comments to the Radio 4 Today programme.

What Jeremy has been trying to do, with his social justice programme, is begin to answer those questions that are posed by the losers of globalisation but he clearly isn't the right person to actually lead the party into an election because nobody thinks he will actually win.

– Frank Field
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