People have turned out in their droves for Newcastle's annual New Year's Eve Winter Carnival.
Around 40,000 people congregated in the city centre to see out the end of the year in style with a parade and fireworks display.
The event has established itself as an important part of the festive celebrations for many families in the city.
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North East parents are most likely to raid their children's piggy banks to pay for things such as parking, takeaways and the tooth fairy.
Warmer air feeds in from the south as this week progresses. Temperatures into the high teens by the end of the week