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The town was first settled in Roman times, and was first mentioned in history in 623.
Today, it is known for its riverfront, modern architecture, innovative designs, iconic bridge, and Angel of the North statue.
People Born in Gateshead
Gateshead in People's Lives
Kanye West: I visited here in 2008, and got into a fight with a paparazzi photographer outside the Hilton Hotel, where I was staying.