Campaigners who are against the so-called bedroom tax gathered at Grey's Monument in Newcastle today to protest against evictions.
It follows a government announcement that those in social housing with one spare bedroom will have their housing benefit cut by 14%, while those with two or more unoccupied rooms will see it reduced by 25%.
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Three people have been arrested today after an operation to clear a roadside protest camp.
Five men have appeared in court charged with the murder of a 27-year-old man.
The money raised by the North East Art Collective gallery's charity event in Newcastle will go to the West End Foodbank.