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Tyneside "Walk of Fame"

Walk of Fame candidate Cheryl Cole Credit: Doug Peters/Empics Entertainment

A Hollywood-style "walk of fame" is set to honour local heroes. A series of bronze plaques will celebrate people who have significantly contributed to the Tyneside region or wider world over the past 60 years.

It will launch on the Newcastle and Gateshead quaysides in October with nominations open from Thursday. Celebrities who could be honoured include people like Cheryl Cole, Alan Shearer and Sting.