A gigantic crane has been towering into the sky above Gateshead. The machinery, which is more than 300 feet tall and weighs 500 tonnes, was brought in specially to dismantle another big crane.
It's all part of continuing work on the town's Trinity Square development, a complex which, when completed, will house bars, shops, restaurants and a cinema. Shoppers stopped to marvel at the huge crane. There are fewer than five of them in the country.
Trinity Square is due to open later this year.
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A dry day with bright or sunny spells. Rain comes through overnight into Sunday morning, before drier yet fresher weather develops
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.