Speeches begin at Durham Miners' Gala

Speeches from key union figures are beginning at Durham Miners' Gala. Bob Crow, the General Secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union, Len McCluskey, the leader of Unite, and Kevin Maguire of the Daily Mirror will be among those addressing crowds.

Durham Miners' Gala
Thousands took part in parades through Durham City Credit: ITV

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Durham Miners' Gala

Thousands of people gathered in the centre of Durham City for the 129th Miners' Gala.