Chi Onwurah MP speaking at the Alan Hull plaque unveiling. The MP for Newcastle Central said she remembers seeing the band as a child.
Alan Hull wrote one of the North East's greatest anthems and he exported Geordie culture worldwide. A founder member of the band Lindisfarne, Alan was an ambassador for his home town of Newcastle and often penned songs about the region he loved.
Now, a plaque has been unveiled in his memory outside Newcastle City Hall.
Alan died in 1995 but many of his tracks will be remembered forever, especially Fog On The Tyne and Run For Home. Lindisfarne played Newcastle City Hall 135 times.
A memorial plaque is being unveiled today for the late Alan Hull, who was a founder member of Lindisfarne. It will be outside the entrance of Newcastle City Hall, where the band performed over 130 times.
The plaque will be unveiled by the Lord Mayor of the City of Newcastle in front of family, friends and colleagues of Alan Hull.
Former members of Lindisfarne will be remembering their bandmate with a live performance outside the City Hall.
Colin Firth & Nicole Kidman have been on the Northumberland coast filming their latest blockbuster.
Producers of the film The Railway Man, being filmed on Holy Island today, said the day was longer than expected because of the weather.
It took Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman several takes to get their walk off Holy Island causeway right.
A crew member told ITV News they were hoping for a "beautiful sky". Instead they had torrential rain.
A touch of Hollywood has come to the North East, in the most unlikeliest of spots - a rainswept Lindisfarne.
Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth are filming a new film, The Railway Man. A multi-million pound film about a World War Two survivor.
But the dreary weather is causing problems.
A production assistant told ITV News that the constant rain could hamper filming.