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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