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Commonwealth Baton crosses the Tyne

Brendan Foster CBE hands the Baton on to Jonathan Edwards CBE on the Millennium Bridge Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
The Baton will have six different bearers each day, nominated by the local authorities hosting the day. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
From Newcastle the Baton will be taken to Alnwick Castle Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
The baton will be the focal point at a series of events designed to highlight sporting participation ahead of the Commonwealth Games. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Commonwealth Baton visits Gateshead

The Queen's Commonwealth Baton arrived in the North East with a visit to the Angel of the North Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Brendan Foster CBE was chosen to carry the Baton through Gateshead Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
The tour is designed to inspire young people to make more time for sport. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
From the Angel the Baton moved on to Gateshead International Stadium Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
The North East is the final stop on the Baton tour of England before it crosses the border into Scotland Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
The 2014 Commonwealth Games begins on Saturday 14th June in Glasgow Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Queen's Commonwealth Baton arrives in North East

The Queen's Commonwealth Baton Relay is due to arrive in the North East today. It passed though Yorkshire yesterday and will make its way through Gateshead and across the Millennium Bridge over the River Tyne before being carried to Alnwick Castle.

The tour is designed to inspire young people to make more time for sport.

The Commonwealth Baton Relay arrives in the North East from Yorkshire

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