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Staff from town halls in South Tyneside fell silent at 11am as a mark of respect to the people of Paris following Friday nights terror attacks.
Staff left their desks to stand in reflection at both Jarrow and South Shields Town Halls where both the Union Jack and the Tricolour were flown at half mast.
Dignitaries, local people and members of the French community are signing a book of condolence at Newcastle Civic Centre. The book will be there for people to pay tribute to the lives lost for at least a week.
A supermarket manager from County Durham has spoken of her shock after arriving in Paris on Friday night. Clara Widdison told ITV News Tyne Tees she was on the train on her way from Marrakech to London. The 27 year old had a hotel booked in the city centre before her planned Eurostar journey on Saturday morning.
At 11am, shoppers stopped to observe the silence being held in memory of the victims of the Paris attacks.
The Lord Mayor, council workers and members of the French community gather at Newcastle's Civic Centre to observe a minute's silence in memory of the lives lost in the Paris attacks. People held hands during the silence.
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The red balloons set off from Newcastle at the Beacon on Westgate Road with messages of love and peace attached.
Olivier Bernard's family were at the Stade de France during attacks in Paris