130th Hoppings postponed

The annual Hoppings fair in Newcastle is being postponed for only the second time in its history because heavy rain has made the ground too muddy.

The 130th Hoppings was due to start today. Organisers say they will review the situation on a day-by-day basis.

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Hoppings finally opens

The annual Hoppings fair in Newcastle has opened after being postponed for two days by the weather.