Hundreds of people have turned out for X Factor auditions at the Sage Gateshead.
Earlier this year, it was confirmed that Simon Cowell was returning to the ITV programme.
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The event will be open to everyone affected by unemployment and will feature jobs from a number of employers as well as advice on training.
The magic lantern slides, photographed by Hull trawlerman William Nowell, illustrate the vast gulf between rich and poor at the time
The Jarrow Crusade saw 200 people walk to London in October 1936 to deliver a petition to Parliament demanding work