Year of the Rooster

Thousands of visitors came to Chinatown in Newcastle Upon Tyne to watch and take part in the Chinese New Year celebrations to mark The Year of the Rooster.

Chinese New Year is China’s most important traditional festival and brings families and communities together for a week long public holiday.


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Grassroots – Stockton

The Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and Shadow Deputy Prime Minister, Harriet Harman arrived in Stockton-on-Tees today to join the Labour Parliamentary candidate for Stockton South, Louise Baldock as they went for a wander around the High Street to try and gain support from shoppers.

The visit came as part of Labour’s campaign ahead of the General Election on May 7 which is predicted to be Britain’s closest national election. After the walkabout they jumped aboard the ‘Pink Bus’ and headed to Grangefield Youth and Community Centre to meet women voters to chat about the issues that they were concerned about ahead of the election.

On assignment for Getty Images I spent the day photographing the visit…


The Visit


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On the ‘Pink Bus’

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The Meeting

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Click on the links below to see more in the #Grassroots series…

Grassroots – Election Train

Grassroots – The pink bus

Grassroots – Redcar 2

Grassroots – Coatham

Grassroots – Redcar

Grassroots – Horden

Grassroots – Hartlepool

Grassrots – Dormanstown

Grassroots – Eston

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Chinese New Year – Newcastle

The Chinese community came together today to welcome in the Chinese New Year in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Dragon and Lion dances and a celebration of Chinese culture and food were enjoyed by thousands of people who attended the event in the Chinatown area of the city…



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