Flags were flying at half mast across the country today - but the councils in Newcastle, Gateshead, Durham and York did not lower their flags for the funeral of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
In Easington, ex-miners celebrated - to mark the 20th anniversary of the closure of Easington Colliery - and the death of the woman they say led to its decline.
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On a tour of the North East today, the Chancellor George Osborne made a series of promises which he claimed would help create 50,000 jobs.
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