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Top advisers to Industry minister Tony Benn visited firms to talk about nationalisation. Names of five firms were understood to have been on the list. The Department of Trade and Industry confirmed they were about Mr Benn's White Paper public ownership.

Actor Lord Laurence Olivier pop star Paul Hardcastle, whose single 19 reached the top of charts, were in Prism Sound Studios in Newcastle, working on Hardcastle's follow-up release, Blood Money. While in Newcastle, Lord Olivier also filmed a Granada TV series, Lost Empires.

Newcastle United fans were in the picture at a Home & Away party hosted by the Chronicle and Newcastle Breweries. Supporters who spotted themselves in photographs were invited to final event of the North East's Visual Arts Year.

Thousands of people waved farewell to a floating legend. Fireworks lit up the sky as the QE2 embarked on her final voyage before she becomes a floating hotel in Dubai. The Cunard vessel's visit was a tribute to the North East's shipbuilding history.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Oct 9, 2012
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