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Congestion on roads leading to airshow

Northumbria Police say there are delays on roads leading to the Sunderland Airshow.

The A184 and A1231 are experiencing particular congestion.

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Red Arrows set to thrill Sunderland Airshow crowds

More than 950,000 people are expected to attend the Sunderland International Airshow, which gets underway at Roker and Seaburn today.

One of the highlights of the three-days is set to be the Red Arrows and the RAF’s Aerobatic Team displays.

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You can watch all of the day's action tonight at 6pm on ITV.

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WATCH: Billy Ocean performs at South Shields

Thousands of people watched British singer-songwriter Billy Ocean perform at South Shields this afternoon.

The 65-year-old played a string of his hits including 'Love Really Hurts Without You' and 'When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going'.

The free event was part of South Tyneside Festival 2015.

Thousands watch Billy Ocean at South Shields

Singer-songwriter Billy Ocean performing at South Tyneside Festival 2015 Credit: ITV

Thousands of people have flocked to South Shields to watch singer-songwriter Billy Ocean perform on stage.

The 65-year-old, famed for hits including 'When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going', was performing at this year's South Tyneside Festival 2015.

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