Bishop Paul Butler has said that he is looking forward to coming to the North East and continuing the work started by the previous Bishop of Durham, The Most Reverend Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury.
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An event is taking to place to remember the 107 people who died when a World War II bomb hit a North Shields air raid shelter.
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