The leader of Newcastle City Council, Nick Forbes, has been talking to us about the announcement that a new £600,000 arts fund is being set up to support theatres and arts organisations in the region.
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Remaining windy and mostly cloudy with further outbreaks of rain which will be persistent over the Pennines
Too often, he fails to reach his potential. But scoring at Newcastle three years running means he'll never buy a drink on Wearside again.
Very windy and mild with rain at times