There has been major disruption on the East Coast mainline between Newcastle and York because of the flooding and extreme weather.
The service was cancelled this morning, though is now running in a limited form.
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The vigil will see Teaching Assistants passing their banner on in hourly intervals throughout the day from Monday to Thursday.
The initiative, which will culminate in a viral video on International women's day, will contain a compilation of self-filmed videos.
Headstones were knocked over in at least two separate incidents at Hebburn Cemetery in South Tyneside.