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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Nearly 7,000 fans turned out at Victoria Park to watch Hartlepool Utd take on Wrexham in a game dubbed "Save Pools Day".
A Blaydon Army officer is celebrating after her 'Ice Maiden' team became the largest female group to ski coast-to-coast across Antarctica.
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