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The Queen opening the second Tyne Tunnel crossing Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

On September 9, Her Majesty the Queen will have reigned for 63 years and 217 days making her the longest-serving monarch in British History.

To mark this occasion, we'd like to celebrate the reign of Queen Elizabeth II by sharing your memories of her.

If you have footage you filmed of the Queen during one of her many visits to our region over the last six decades, then we'd like you to get in touch.

Perhaps you have photos or video of the day the Queen came to your school, town or workplace?

If you'd like to join in our celebration then email us at ttvnews@itv.com or send us a message via our Facebook or Twitter pages.

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Weather: Today

A generally cloudy and cool day with some outbreaks of showery rain spreading across the region from the northeast.

Some heavier bursts of rain possible through the afternoon and evening, especially near the coast, where it will also become windy.

Maximum Temperature 13°C.

Man dies after being struck by a train in Co Durham

File photograph of a British Transport Police officer Credit: PA

A man has died after being hit by a train in County Durham.

British Transport Police and emergency services were called to Croxdale Viaduct, Sunderland Bridge at around 5.45am this morning, September 3rd, following a report of a person struck by a train.

Officers from BTP and Durham Constabulary attended the incident, alongside colleagues from North East Ambulance Service. A man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident is currently not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

– British Transport Police spokesperson

Police are currently working to identify the man and inform his family.

UPDATE: Delays between Newcastle and Darlington

Train delays on CrossCountry, First Transpennine Express, Northern Rail and Virgin Trains East Coast between Newcastle and Darlington have reduced from 90 to 30 minutes.

Disruptions occurred as emergency services and the British Transport Police dealt with an incident at Durham at around 6am this morning, September 3rd.

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