A new dredger on the River Tyne has been named the Sir Bobby Robson. Sir Bobby's widow Lady Elsie carried out the naming ceremony in South Shields. The £1m vessel will help keep the bed of the river clear and make sure that the biggest cargo ships in the world can continue to use the port.
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