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Thousands of people took to the streets in England to celebrate Chinese New Year. Tuesday may have been the official start of the Year of the Pig but most areas saved their events until Sunday. Flying dragons and dancing lions paraded through city centres including in Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Newcastle. In a drizzly London, performers took part in what organisers claim is the biggest celebration outside China. Image caption Newcastle's parade travelled from Eldon Square to the Chinese Gate at Stowell Street Image caption Dragons across the country came in all shapes and sizes Image caption Dancers took to a stage in Birmingham where 40,000 people were expected to attend the c... Full story

11 February