A flash-mob formed part of the proceedings to launch the North East Poppy Appeal in Newcastle today.
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Northumbrian author Helen Bailey believed Ian Stewart was her “happy ending”. He was anything but, as he brutally ended her life.
Polly and Lolly have been friends for over 17 years. Both still work in the region.
Ms Bailey, 51 and from Ponteland, was found dead alongside her dog, in a cesspit at her home in Hertfordshire last July.