Councillor Mick Henry, Leader of Gateshead Council, says it's fitting the North East is the last stop on the tour of the Queen's Commonwealth Baton through England.
The Baton is in Alnwick this evening, June 13, before heading to Scotland ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
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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.
Experts say the hole, which opened up in Hotspur Street in Alnwick yesterday, needs to be cleared before it can be re-filled.
Northumberland County Council says, hopefully, Hotspur Street, where the hole appeared, will re-open tomorrow afternoon.
A large hole in a road in Alnwick, Northumberland, is currently being cleared of debris after appearing yesterday afternoon. Engineers have closed Hotspur Street to carry out repairs. They say the damage was caused by an old pipe which had eroded under the ground.
Traffic has been diverted after part of a road collapsed in Alnwick in Northumberland.
It first appeared on Hotspur Street and has since grown in size.
Part of a road has collapsed in Alnwick in Northumberland.
It first appeared on Hotspur Street just after mid-day today and has since grown in size.
The road is currently closed while the emergency services assess the situation.