Preparations are underway for one of the biggest stars on the planet to visit our region.
Thousands of fans are expected to turn out to see singer Rihanna play at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland tonight.
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North East MPs Chi Onwurah and Simon Clarke argue for and against the controversial reform