How Newcastle and Gateshead's Great Exhibition of the North bid was won
Campaigners worked tirelessly to help Newcastle and Gateshead land the Great Exhibition of the North in 2018.
The NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI) team were celebrating on Tuesday after their bid was declared the winner.
The twin cities will now host the £5m two-month event which celebrates Northern innovation and promotes creativity in the region.
Former Chancellor George Osborne was behind the idea, and it formed part of his Northern Powerhouse plan.
A long-term aim is the boost tourism and there is a £15m legacy fund which aims to attract further investment.
Sarah Stewart, chief... read more
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