World celebrates New Year

New Year celebrations have begun with spectacular fireworks displays in London, Edinburgh and across the country.

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New Year Parade gets underway in Newcastle

Revellers in their "Thunder Cart" during the New Year celebration parade through Newcastle city centre Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

New Year celebrations have kicked off with a bang in Newcastle with the Winter Carnival Parade through the city centre.

Revellers in their "Thunder Cart" during the New Year celebration parade through Newcastle city centre Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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