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Regional heritage sold

The Lord Mayor's official coach, which has been pulled through the streets of the city for more than two hundred years, is going up for a sale to help plug a funding gap for Newcastle City Council.

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A piece of Newcastle's history is sold off to help its future

Newcastle City Council is selling off a piece of the city's heritage in a bid to help plug a £90 million funding gap.

The carriage is valued at £80,000 and has been seen on Newcastle's streets for the last two hundred years - acting as coach to the Lord Mayor.

The ornate coach has wheeled through the city's streets for two hundred years Credit: ITV

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