Passengers from the MSC Lirica, mostly from Germany, disembark to the region's sights. Destinations include Durham Cathedral and Alnwick Castle. It's estimated cruise visitors contribute £45 million per year to the North East economy.
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Steve McClaren says he's "very disappointed" by Derby County's decision to terminate his contract.
Derby County fans have been tweeting their reaction to the news that Steve McClaren has been sacked from his position as head coach.
Derby County have terminated the contract of Head Coach Steve McClaren with immediate effect.