Newcastle's adopted warship, HMS Dauntless, has arrived in the region. The seven thousand tonne Type 45 destroyer is the Royal Navy's most technologically advanced vessel. It will be open to visitors on Northumbrian Quay in North Shields over the weekend.
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The 60-year-old takes charge of the Black Cats with immediate effect.
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The operation took around three hours to complete, with the remains being disposed of by a specialist animal by-product company.