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Millenium bridge lit up to celebrate Queen's 90th birthday

People across the region have been celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday.

Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

In Newcastle and Gateshead people gathered at the Quayside to see the Millenium Bridge lit up in the colours of the Union Jack.

90-year-old John Bell switched the lights on Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

One man from Gateshead was given the honour of the switch on. John Bell, like the Queen, has just turned 90. He was a miner by the age of 14 and later became a mechanic and marshal for the RAF.