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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Dr John Sentamu said the waiting period is leaving millions of people who are already in debt with "nothing to fall back on".
Work to turn one of Ali Brownlee’s most famous commentaries into a piece of public poetry has now begun.