Two of the region's best known landmarks could be 'sponsored' next Christmas, as Newcastle City Council tries to make savings.
The Tyne Bridge and Grey's Monument could be supported by companies to pay for the running of Christmas lights.
The council says it's been forced to make cuts of more than 90 million pounds and can no longer afford the 175 thousand pounds which the lights cost.
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