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Hoppings funfair returns to Newcastle

The annual Hoppings funfair has returned to Newcastle's Town Moor and will be getting underway later today.

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The historic show's in its one hundred and thirty fourth year. As well as the usual fairground attractions, this year there will be a military show involving tanks and other armoured vehicles.

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Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Organisers say they have over 300 attractions this year, making it one of Europe's biggest fairs.

It runs until Sunday 25th June.

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County Durham's Bowes Museum hosts V&A shoe exhibition

A new exhibition opens this weekend at the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle, charting the social and artistic aspects of footwear over the centuries.

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Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The exhibition comes from the Victoria and Albert Musuem in London and is the only venue outside the capital, before the items are taken to the USA and China.

It charts two thousand years of footwear, from a pair used for foot binding in China, to a modern trainer selection.

Helen Ford reports:

Lumiere festival brought £9.6 million into Durham's economy

Last year's Durham Lumiere Light Festival brought almost ten million pounds to the local economy - nearly four million more than in 2013 - according to an independent report.

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Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Two hundred thousand visitors from around the world turned out last November to see art installations, including the Whale in the Wear and the history of the universe projected onto the Cathedral. Next week county councillors will be asked to spend

600 thousand pounds to bring Lumiere back for a fifth time in 2017.

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