Events across the North East have been cancelled over the weekend following the death of Her Majesty The Queen.

Buckingham Palace released a statement on Thursday (September 8) afternoon confirming her peaceful death.

It read: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”

A period of national mourning has officially begun across the country today and will continue until the day of the Queen’s state funeral in 10 days’ time.

Event organisers and organisations across the country have paid their respect to the Queen, with many cancelling events out of respect.

Read more: Great North Run 5k cancelled after Queen Elizabeth II dies

Early this afternoon it was confirmed that the Great North Run 2022 will go ahead this weekend after rumours the event may be cancelled.

In a statement released on Friday afternoon, the organisers said: "Whilst we want runners to enjoy the day, we encourage everyone to be mindful of the very special circumstances in which the event will be taking place."

A number of businesses across the North East have closed their doors today out of respect, including Holly’s Doggy Deli in Darlington, The George Pub and Grill in Stockton and American Candy in Consett.

The Northern Echo has pulled together a list of events that have been cancelled following the death of Her Majesty The Queen.

The events cancelled after the death of Her Majesty The Queen:

Great North Run 5k

In a statement released shortly after 8pm on Thursday evening the Great North Run company said: “We are deeply saddened by the news of the death of Her Majesty the Queen.

“We offer our heartfelt condolences to the Royal family.

“In light of this sad news, we have taken the decision to cancel the Great North 5k on Friday evening.

Read more: The North East businesses closed today after the death of the Queen

“We will continue to assess plans for the weekend and provide a further update tomorrow morning.”

Premier League and English Football League games cancelled

A Premier League statement said: "At a meeting this morning, Premier League clubs paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

"To honour her extraordinary life and contribution to the nation, and as a mark of respect, this weekend’s Premier League match round will be postponed, including Monday evening’s game."

Darlington Blues Festival – Friday September 9 to Sunday September 11.

DLI Reunion cancelled – September 11

A statement read: “As the country enters 10 days of mourning on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizebeth II, the DLI Reunion in Durham City on Sunday 11 September has now been cancelled.”

Billingham Show

 “Following the sad announcement of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Billingham Show this weekend is cancelled in observance of the national mourning period.

“If you have already purchased ride tickets, these can be returned to the Billingham Town Council office for a full refund.

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“The office will be open Monday to Friday 10-3. We will also open tomorrow between 12 and 3. Tickets must be surrendered in order to obtain your full refund.

“Billingham Town Council & Billingham Legacy Foundation Supporters Group.”

Billingham Carnival is cancelled this weekend

Saltburn Hill climb

A statement read: “In line with national mourning for Queen Elizabeth II.”

Eden Camp's All Services Parad

Eden camp has cancelled its All Services Parade on Sunday September 11. 

A statement read: "we have made the decision to cancel our All Services Parade on Sunday 11th September out of respect for Her Majesty and her family.

"The All Services Parade is a commemoration of the people who have fought for our country’s freedom, and this includes her Majesty. As we join the nation in mourning, we thought it right to cancel such an event of military service and wait for a better suited time.

"The Museum will continue to operate as normal on the day. Those who have confirmed attendance to be a part of the parade will be notified by email, and anyone who has booked tickets online to enjoy the day are welcome to visit the museum as normal or request a transfer to the new date of the parade.

"On the National Day of Mourning for the State Funeral, the Museum will be closed to the public. This date has not yet been confirmed however once we receive the news, those with tickets will be contacted to transfer to an alternative date."

"If you are aware of an event that has been cancelled that we have missed, then please leave a comment below so we can keep this list updated.

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