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.
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