Missing Ben Clarkson's girlfriend Rachel Peatfield said she moved between optimism and despair as the search for her childhood sweetheart entered its third week.
"Some days you have up days, where you think someone will see his poster and come forward," she said. "Other days you feel completely down and think, 'what's the point? Am I ever going to see him again?'"
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Veterans, cadets, dignitaries and serving Northumberland Fusiliers have paid tribute to those killed at the Battle of the Somme
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Two men whose grandfathers fought in the Tyneside Irish battalion and died together on the Somme have returned to visit their graves.