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Petition to save birthplace of Northumberland railway pioneer

Birthplace of railway pioneer George Stephenson. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A petition has been launched to save the Northumberland birthplace of railway pioneer George Stephenson.

The National Trust says it has closed the house in Wylam on a temporary basis.

Its been looked after by the trust for the last 68 years. Campaigners say the historic building attracts visitors from across the country.

Calls for more statues of women in the North East

Out of 113 statues in our region, 97 depict men. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

There are calls for more statues of women to be erected across the North East.

Out of 113 statues in our region, 97 depict men.

There are calls for more statues of women to be erected across the North East. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Middlesbrough's first female MP Ellen Wilkinson Credit: PA

It follows a campaign to address the representation of women in Middlesbrough.

The town's first female MP Ellen Wilkinson is to be honoured with a statue following a consultation. .

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