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Ken Loach wins top Cannes prize for the second time

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Veteran filmmaker Ken Loach has won the Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for the second time.

He has won the award for his latest film I, Daniel Blake, a decade after winning the prestigious accolade for The Wind That Shakes The Barley.

The 79-year-old British director won the top award at the international film festival for his story of a former Newcastle joiner who becomes ill and struggles in the welfare system.

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Sunderland plans 'twice the size' fan zone for England Game

England's Jamie Vardy (centre), Daniel Drinkwater (right) and Gary Cahill during the training session at St George's Park, Burton. Credit: PA (library image)

Fans attending to forthcoming England international at Sunderland's Stadium of Light will be able to visit a new 'twice the size' Fan Zone.

The game against Australia will take place on Friday 27th May.

Located on the south side of the stadium, the Fan Zone will open from 3pm.

It'll close just before kick-off, and re-open again at the final whistle.

Supporters are being advised to arrive early for the game, with approach roads and transport networks expected to be very busy.

Roads immediately surrounding the stadium will be closed to traffic and there is no on-site parking.

Match-goers are advised to use public transport where possible and city centre car parks for parking and drop-off points.

¡Vamos! festival launched in Newcastle

The ¡Vamos! festival has been launched in Newcastle with dance and music Credit: Mark Slater

The ¡Vamos! festival has been launched in Newcastle with dance, music and plenty of colour!

The launch featured performances from artists who will be taking part in this year’s festival which will run from 8-12th June.

The festival celebrates Latin American Culture - and this year marks the 11th anniversary of the event.

Find out more about the festival here

The ¡Vamos! festival has been launched in Newcastle with dance and music Credit: Mark Slater

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