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Inside a WW1 trench with British and captured German soldiers, who have been disarmed although the picture from Annan's Frederick Gibbs shows they have still retained their ration tins and even a pipe.

Lights to go out in commemoration of the outbreak of war

Businesses, institutions and individuals are being asked to switch lights off as people reflect on a fateful moment in history

Stockton International Riverside Festival will attract thousands to the streets

Artica by Ponten Pie, one of the acts appearing at the Stockton International Riverside Festival
SIRF 2014 is bringing more than 100 theatre, dance and music productions to the town from July 31 to August 3

Durham University student Alice Oseman secures book deal age 19

Alice Oseman
North East student Alice Oseman has become the talk of the literary world with a book deal at the age of 19

Comic artists to present an alternative perspective on First World War

Charley's War by Joe Colquhoun
Three renowned graphic artists are participating in an exhibition as part of an international comic art festival

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