Newcastle City Council has a fight on its hands as momentum gathers to save the iconic City Hall.
The 85 year old music venue has hosted acts including the Beatles, Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen - but could be closed as part of major budget cuts.
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The trophy started at Hadrian's Wall before passing through Hexham and Newcastle on its way to Alnwick.
Andrew Pullan's canoe capsized and he was pulled under the water near Barnard Castle in October 2013.
298 people were killed in the atrocity including Newcastle United fans Liam Sweeney & John Alder.