For the Duchess of Cambridge today's visit to the North East was in one sense a home coming. Kate's ancestors come from many parts of our region and her relatives range from Victorian miners to a present day chip shop owner.
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The trophy started at Hadrian's Wall before passing through Hexham and Newcastle on its way to Alnwick.
Andrew Pullan's canoe capsized and he was pulled under the water near Barnard Castle in October 2013.
298 people were killed in the atrocity including Newcastle United fans Liam Sweeney & John Alder.