The Hoppings, Newcastle's historic funfair, will return today and will run on the Town Moor for a week. It was cancelled last year after a row over rent between the showmen and the land-owners but it was then brought back after negotiations between the two sides.
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After much anticipation, the Great Exhibition of the North has opened on the Newcastle Gateshead quayside. It will run for 80 days.
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The House of Fraser stores in Middlesbrough and Darlington will definitely shut after the firm's creditors approved the plans today.