News and Events News Death of Her Majesty, The Queen Gateshead Carers are deeply saddened at the news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Over the seventy years of her reign, The Queen has provided a constant example of selfless devotion to duty and public service. Without a doubt, her unwavering style of calm leadership has been a reassuring presence in the lives of so many of us, particularly in times of national crises. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family and all citizens of the UK who are affected at this difficult time. Condolences Throughout Gateshead, books of condolences are available for members of the public can sign. Find out more about how Gateshead is remembering the late Queen over on the Gateshead Council website. Monday 19th This will be a national bank holiday and all of our services will be postponed for the day. Please be assured that we will be in touch with anyone who contacts us on Monday 19th as soon as possible from Tuesday 20th.