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Sir Bobby Robson, Ant & Dec and Alan Shearer among stars honoured in Newcastle/Gateshead Walk of Fame

The late Sir Bobby Robson and Alan Shearer are among the stars chosen for the new Walk of Fame Photo: Owen Humphreys/PA

A new Walk of Fame is honouring 'local heroes' from Newcastle and Gateshead over the last 60 years.

The list has been chosen by members of the public and each of the stars has been given a bronze plaque on the Quayside.

It includes figures from sport, such as the Newcastle United star Alan Shearer, his former manager, Sir Bobby Robson, and the Paralympian Stephen Miller.

In the arts, the writers Dick Clement and Ian Le Frenais, who wrote the Likely Lads and Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, sit alongside Sirkka-Lisa Kontinnen, a Finnish photographer who has been chronicling life in Newcastle since the 1960s. Members of the band Lindisfarne and the author David Almond are also mentioned.

In entertainment, the singer Sting and presenters Ant & Dec join the actor and singer Robson Green.

Among the lesser-known entries on the list is Doreen Jardine, a community figure from Blakelaw in Newcastle. Every year she organises day trips for families and older people, often filling more than three coaches.

  • Sir Bobby Robson
  • Sting
  • Ant & Dec
  • Kathryn Tickell
  • Brendan Foster
  • Stephen Miller
  • Alan Shearer
  • Dame Margaret Barbour
  • Prof Sir John Burn
  • Prof Peter Higgs
  • David Almond
  • Dick Clement
  • Ian La Frenais
  • Sirkka-Lisa Konttinen
  • Lindisfarne
  • Robson Green
  • Julia Darling
  • Sister Winifred Laver
  • Cardinal Basil Hume
  • Alderman Edward Cowen JP (Ned)
  • Doreen Jardine

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