Those hoping to see Lady Melissa Percy and the royal guests have been waiting since first thing this morning.
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Cotting Burn dam will be renamed “The Hargreaves Dam” in memory of RFCC Chairman Jon Hargreaves, who passed away in October 2016.
The Sunderland International Airshow returns for 2017. The Red Arrows return and two of their team are from the North East.
The 31-year old Fly Half is back at Kingston Park after 9 years away.