Duchess of Cambridge Royal Visit

The Duchess of Cambridge visits Newcastle, Gateshead and Stockton.

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Duchess of Cambridge North East visit

The Duchess of Cambridge is due to carry out a string of solo engagements in Newcastle without the Duke.

During the Duchess' visit to Newcastle she will chat to school children and and meet youngsters whose substance-abusing parents have benefited from the work of one of her charities.

In the civic centre she will chat to those who helped to make the Olympic Games a success to volunteers who made the city centre a more welcoming place for people and businesses.

The Duchess will visit Elswick Park to learn about its involvement with the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge.

Kate will travel to Stockton-on-Tees where the charity Action on Addiction, which has the Duchess as its patron, is working with a local partner organisation to help families where a parent is an addict.

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Roads close for The Duchess of Cambridge

The following roads will be closed during The Duchess of Cambridge's visit.

: Gladstone Terrace NE8 4DY in Gateshead will be closed during the visit

: Dovecote Street closed from the junction with Prince Regent Street alongside the ARC to the junction with Brunswick Street.

: Albion Street will be closed at the junction with Brunswick Street and Lodge Street will be closed at the junction of Brunswick Street and Prince Regent Street.

: William Street is narrow and there will be limited space.

To ensure crowd safety people will be refused entry to the street by police officers if deemed necessary.

People are advised to get there early and co-operate with police officers who will be visible within the area.

Our role is to ensure the safety of the crowd and manage the security surrounding the visit.

There will be a significant police presence and people attending are asked to follow the instructions of police officers and stay within the allocated area for their own safety.


– Stockton District Commander, Superintendent Alastair Simpson

North East architect designs National Football Centre

Newcastle architect's Redbox Design Group have designed the National Football Centre at St George's Park in Burton, near Staffordshire.

The £105 million complex was officially opened today by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The 330 acre complex includes 12 full-size training pitches and state of the art medical and sports science centres.

The complex aims to produce better players to give England the best chance of becoming a major footballing force.

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