Breaking News: Fire crews are battling a blaze near The Gate in Newcastle City Centre. Tyne and Wear fire service was called at 12.20 this lunchtime. Four appliances are currently fighting the blaze. We've had unconfirmed reports that the Co-Op fire is alight.
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Veterans, cadets, dignitaries and serving Northumberland Fusiliers have paid tribute to those killed at the Battle of the Somme
Clear spells. Showers. Brisk winds. Sunday looks like the better day
Two men whose grandfathers fought in the Tyneside Irish battalion and died together on the Somme have returned to visit their graves.