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Robson Green opens Hexham Fish Pass

Robson Green has officially opened Hexham Fish Pass.

The Fish Pass is designed to make it easier for salmon and sea trout to migrate upstream to breed.

Tyne Rivers Trust is the driving force behind the project, which has been more than twenty years in the planning.

It was completed last year but officially opened today (22nd March) to coincide with the opening of the brown trout fishing season on the river Tyne.

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Robson Green calls tax-dodging celebrities 'shameful'

Actor and presenter Robson Green Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA

TV star Robson Green has hit out at tax-dodging celebrities, saying that they should "hang their heads in shame".

The actor and presenter, 49, singled out particular criticism for comedian Jimmy Carr, who previously admitted making a "terrible error of judgment" after his arrangements - he was said to be using an aggressive but legal tax-avoidance scheme - came to light.

Earlier this year, multi-millionaire Take That star Gary Barlow was also accused of being involved in a tax avoidance scheme and later broke his silence to "apologise" on Twitter.

Green, whose father was a miner, told the magazine that he was "very proud" to be a 50% tax-payer.

Do you know what, anybody who tells me they're not going to pay tax... we've got an NHS system on its knees....I tell you what, my son was in real trouble when he was young and we took him to the hospital, there were four specialists waiting for him. That's why you pay your taxes. We've got a police system who protect us, we've got firemen who put out fires. We've got defence, man. That's what tax is for.

Why don't you want to invest in that? I don't get it. These f*****s who try to avoid it should hang their heads in shame.

That comedian... What's his name? Carr? W****r. I mean, just w****r. No, he's not getting away with it for me.

Sorry, there are people dying because we don't pay our taxes. I'm proud to be a 50% tax-payer, very proud of it. Sorry, you're not getting away with it. Shame on you... because you didn't pay your tax.

– Robson Green