David Miliband became MP for South Shields 12 years ago and has worked closely with the local council and the Customs House during his time there.
We asked people from the town what they made of his departure from politics and from the North East.
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Over 700 fusiliers, veterans and cadets have marched in Newcastle to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the regiment.
The ticket, which appears to be dated 19th August 1980, was found at Haymarket metro station.