A report into the sex trade says more women are having to turn to prostitution just to survive.
The study found that about 500 women are involved in prostitution on Teesside, some of them selling sex for as little as £5. Many of those are engaged in so-called "survival sex". when they are left with no choice but to exchange their services for essentials such as food or accommodation.
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Over 700 fusiliers, veterans and cadets have marched in Newcastle to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the regiment.
The ticket, which appears to be dated 19th August 1980, was found at Haymarket metro station.
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