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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War veterans taking part in the walk of Britain got a singing send-off from school pupils in Northumberland.
A cast of the skull of St Bede - the English scholar who is considered to be the founder of English history - will go on display in Jarrow.