VIDEO: Storm watch: Gales put Christmas market at risk

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WORKERS were today fighting to keep a planned Christmas market on track this weekend as gales battered South Shields.

The market is due to be launched tomorrow with a lantern parade from South Shields Museum to St Hilda’s Garden, next to South Shields Market Place.

The Christmas Fair is due to open tomorrow.

Police had the market area closed off this morning as workers struggled to secure the marquees in high winds.

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