A festival that has been running since the 12th century has returned to Houghton le Spring.
Houghton Feast is underway. The main event was held last night with a fireworks display, after the traditional ox roasting.
The festival runs until Sunday.
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Our Political Correspondent Paul Brand has been examining the snapshots for Berwick-upon-Tweed, a marginal seat in this year's election.
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There are 37 constituencies in our region - 26 Labour, nine Conservative and two Liberal Democrat - but three of particular interest.