The full text of the petition to save Newcastle City Hall reads as follows:
Newcastle City Council, Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle City Council
Save Newcastle City Hall
We the undersigned, ask Newcastle City Council to recognise the historic importance of Newcastle City Hall and to ensure that the building is protected and remains an important cultural centre for Newcastle's people in the future.
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