Crowds gathered in Newcastle today for the launch of the 2012 Poppy Appeal.
We spoke to some of the people who gathered at Gray's Monument to show their support.
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Major routes were brought to a standstill, homes were left without power and more than a hundred schools were forced to close due to snow.
Ben Stokes is due to appear in court on an affray charge on the same day he would be making his international return.
It's causing chaos on the region's roads but the snow has created some stunning landscapes across the North East.