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Pensioned off

Meanwhile, trendy bar staff at Newcastle's Pitcher and Piano pub, designed by Panter Hudspith, found themselves serving coffees to hundreds of elderly tourists spilling off the bridge on the Quayside. There was a 15-minute wait for service at the bar - designed to cater for a more youthful clientele - as six barmen jostled for position around the overheated cafetiÞre.

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