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Gateshead International Jazz Festival gets underway

The Gateshead International Jazz Festival takes place at The Sage Gateshead this weekend. Performers from around the world join local young musicians and the world premier of a work inspired by North East landscapes headlines on Saturday. Composer Tim Garland hopes it'll introduce people to jazz.

There are free concerts for anyone to enjoy on the concourse on both saturday and sunday afternoons and workshops are being held across the weekend. Tickets are still available for some performances.

Star-studded event to celebrate Sir Bobby Robson's life

The whole cast assembles for the celebration for Sir Bobby Robson Credit: Timm Cleasby / The Picture Foundry
Joe McElderry performs at last night's event at The Sage, Gateshead Credit: Timm Cleasby / The Picture Foundry
Mark Knopfler takes to the stage at the celebration of Sir Bobby's life Credit: Timm Cleasby / The Picture Foundry
Andre-Villas Boas joins Jim Rosenthal on stage Credit: Timm Cleasby / The Picture Foundry
Newcastle United's Alan Pardew takes to the stage at the event Credit: Timm Cleasby / The Picture Foundry

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Remembering a legend

Stars from the world of sport and showbiz were at The Sage in Gateshead last night to celebrate the life of Sir Bobby Robson. The fundraiser was held on what would have been the former England and Newcastle manager's 80th birthday. He was remembered through songs, interviews and speeches.

André Villas-Boas and Stuart Pearce were amongst hundreds who supported the event to raise money for The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and The Alan Shearer Foundation.

Celebrities turn out to celebrate Sir Bobby's life

Russell Watson and Joe McElderry Credit: ITV News

Russell Watson and Joe McElderry are just two of the acts on tonight's bill of entertainment to celebrate Sir Bobby Robson's life.

Russell Watson will be performing two of Sir Bobby's favourite, "Barcelona" and "Land of Hope and Glory", whilst Joe McElderry will sing anthem "Nessun Dorma" and "Don't Stop Believing."

Full Report: Life of Sir Bobby celebrated

Today marks what would have been the 80th birthday of Sir Bobby Robson. Sir Bobby died in 2009 after a long battle with cancer.

A star-studded event is being held to celebrate the life of the former Newcastle and England manager.

Famous names from the world of sport and showbiz will be there, with proceeds going to Sir Bobby's own charity.

Jonny Blair takes a look back at the man who made such a difference to football and beyond.

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