Newcastle City Council have released the following statement in response to reports that Newcastle's City Hall, which had been under fear of closure, is safe and that it has a new owner.
There are reports that Newcastle's City Hall, which had been under fear of closure, is safe and that it has a new owner.
It is understood that the Theatre Royal has struck a deal with the music venue in the city and an official announcement on the development is expected tomorrow.
Neither the Theatre Royal nor Newcastle City Council would comment tonight.
More details on that story to follow.
Tony McKenna, head of leisure services for Newcastle City Council, says that there is no definitive proposal to close the City Hall in Newcastle and that the council are reviewing the hall's services.
The full text of the petition to save Newcastle City Hall reads as follows:
A petition with over 13,000 signatures has been handed in to Newcastle City Council asking them not to close Newcastle City Hall.
The future of the venue is "under review" as part of budget cut proposals.
You can watch the full lunchtime update from Kenny Toal below.
A petition to save Newcastle City Hall will be handed into the council this afternoon.
More than 11,000 people have signed the petition which is asking for the building to be preserved.
The future of the venue is "under review" as part of Newcastle City Council's budget proposals.