Celebrations have been taking place in Newcastle to mark Chinese New Year.
Thousands braved the cold and rain to bring in the Year of the Sheep and witness the traditional dragon dancing.
Stowell Street was packed out as the acrobatic display made its way from door to door.
Chinese New Year has been celebrated in Newcastle city centre.
Thousands of people gathered in Chinatown for a day of events and performances. The spectacle featured a dragon dance and man other festivities to welcome the Year of the Horse.
Carol Bell, from the NewcastleGateshead Initiative, which organised the event, said: "Thanks to the passion and enthusiasm from the Chinese community in the region,everyone can... learn more about the fascinating culture and heritage of our Chinese residents."
Chinese New Year celebrations will be getting underway in Newcastle city centre shortly.
Crowds of people are expected to congregate in Newcastle’s Chinatown for a day of events and performances to welcome in the Year of the Horse.
More to follow.
A farming union is warning about the dangers of Chinese lanterns as celebrations get underway to mark Chinese New Year.
This year is the year of the horse.
The National Farmers' Union is urging people to think twice before releasing Chinese Lanterns during any festivities as they could harm animals.
Chinese New Year celebrations are underway to welcome the Year of the Snake. Thousands of people are enjoying festivities in Newcastle's Chinatown. Enjoy some of the highlights below.