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See Ed Miliband's full speech at the Durham Miners' Gala.
Labour Leader Ed Miliand speaks to our reporter Julia Barthram at the Durham Miners' Gala.
Ed Miliband is mobbed by supporters delivering his speech at the Durham Miners' Gala.
Ed Miliband addresses the crowds at the Durham Miners' Gala.
The Labour Party Leader received a standing ovation as he was introduced.
Tens of thousands of people have turned out to see the Durham Miners' Gala. The parade is heading through the city before Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband gives his speech this afternoon.
Labour leader Ed Miliband is to speak at today's annual Miners' Gala in Durham.
He is the first leader to attend the event since Neil Kinnock in 1989. Tensions between the party leadership and the union movement led to John Smith, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown to snub the celebration.
Neil Kinnock was the last Labour leader to address the Durham Miners' Gala, in 1989. Ed Miliband will follow in his footsteps this weekend.
Ed Miliband is due to become the first Labour leader to address the Durham Miners' Gala in more than 20 years.
Dave Hopper, general secretary of the Durham Miners' Association, said he hoped people would welcome him, after his predecessors John Smith, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown refused to visit.
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The first Labour leader to attend the Durham Miners' Gala in 23 years was welcomed warmly by the crowds in Durham.
Ed Miliband will become the first Labour leader to attend the Durham Miners' Gala since 1989 this weekend.