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People 'putting their lives at risk' on Gateshead riverside after landslip

Gateshead Council says people are "risking their lives" by ignoring the footpath closure on Keelman's Way.

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Former Agriculture Minister Nick Brown defends foot-and-mouth response

The Newcastle East MP led the government's response to the foot-and-mouth crisis. He reflects on that, and comparisons with the current coronavirus pandemic.

Foot and mouth: Twenty years since the disease swept through the region

Twenty years ago, foot and mouth disease swept through the countryside, six million animals were slaughtered nationwide and tourism businesses lost millions.