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A poster with a racist slogan about refugees has been put up outside a hospital on South Tyneside.
Groups in the region who work with refugees say it's trying to create tension where there isn't any.
Our reporter Kris Jepson has been looking into the incident.
Young patients in the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle have had a bit of an Easter surprise....after the Clown Doctors paid them a visit.
They delivered Easter Eggs and treats to children who will spend the Bank Holiday in hospital.
“It’s always hard for children in hospital but it’s especially difficult on special occasions like Easter.
Anything we can do, even simple things like sharing Easter eggs, helps lift the children and gives them something new to focus on.
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Children will get on average five Easter eggs each over the Easter holidays.
That's according to research from the website MummyPages.
The survey of Mum's shows that most are worried about the amount of sugar their sons and daughters will consume over the Bank Holiday, some chocolate eggs containing up to 60 teaspoons of sugar.
- 59% of mums regularly intercept or take away some of their child's chocolate Easter Eggs without them knowing
- 63% of respondents think parents should be consulted before an adult gives their child a gift of a chocolate Easter Egg
Popular alternatives to chocolate Easter Eggs for children include:
New clothes (57%)
Home-made gifts (43%)
Special family day out (40%)
Gift vouchers (33%)
Home baked goods (33%)
56% of mums think Easter Eggs should be limited by law to just one aisle or display in supermarkets
19% of mums think there should be an extra 'sugar tax' on Easter Eggs
Mums average Easter Egg spend: Up to £10 (28%), £11-20 (48%), £21-30 (14%), £30-40 (7%), £40-50 (3%).