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The Sage to celebrate its 10th birthday

A view of the Sage alongside the Tyne Bridge at sunrise. Credit: PA
The Sage will celebrate its 10th birthday today with an evening of surprise performances. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
A view of the Newcastle Quayside from inside the Sage. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

The Sage Gateshead will celebrate its 10th birthday today with an evening of surprise performances.

The music venue on the banks of the Tyne first opened its doors on 17 December 2004.

Organisers of tonight's event say audience members will see the building, designed by architect Norman Foster, in a new light.

Hartlepool remembers World War One bombardment

The service in Hartlepool this morning. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
100 years ago today five German battle ships struck the North East coast. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
Onlookers in Hartlepool paying their respects. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
As well as the service in Hartlepool, there were also events in Scarborough and Whitby. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
Remembering the past: the service in Hartlepool this morning. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
151 people were killed in the bombardment 100 years ago. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

A ceremony has been held in Hartlepool to mark 100 years since the town was bombarded in World War One.

There have also been events in Scarborough and Whitby.

100 years ago today five German battle ships struck the North East coast. 151 people were killed in the attack.

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Scarborough commemorates bombardment anniversary

Dignitaries have been laying wreaths and singing hymns at a ceremony in St Mary's Church in Scarborough to remember the 100th anniversary of the World War One bombardment.

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Thousands of German shells were fired at Hartlepool, Scarborough and Whitby in the first enemy attack on British civilians during WW1.

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Whitby and Scarborough mark 100 years since WW1 bombardments

Scarborough became the site of the first attack of the First World War on British soil on 16 December 1914 Credit: Topography/Topham Picturepoint/Press Association Images

Tributes will be paid this morning to those killed on the North Yorkshire coastline in the First World War bombardments exactly 100 years ago.

Hundreds of shells rained down on Scarborough before German warships attacked Whitby in 1914. 20 people were killed and hundreds more injured.

Lindy Rowley is from the Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre.

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