What is the Great Exhibition of the North and when is it taking place?
NewcastleGateshead has beaten competition from Sheffield, Bradford and Blackpool to host the first Great Exhibition of the North.
The £5m two-month event is a celebration of Northern innovation and will promote creativity in the region.
Former chancellor George Osborne is behind the idea, and it forms 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.
But what is the exhibition all about and when will it take place? We run through the key points below.
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