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Calm after Storm Francis as Newcastle shows its resolve

Lauren Harte

What a difference a day makes.

In the shadow of the misty Mournes, yesterday was a typical late August afternoon in Newcastle as families walked the streets of the seaside town enjoying the last few days of the summer holidays.

Along the sunny seafront tourists and day trippers in shorts and T-shirts were out to explore and queue for ice-cream.