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INDUSTRY: A picture of the Wilton complex on Teesside which is included in the Tees Valley devolution bid document

Bid now in to unlock the Tees Valley's "great potential"

Convoy of aid from North-East supporters going to refugees in Calais

Convoy of aid from North-East supporters going to refugees in Calais

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The Ingenious Engineering event will be hosted by eco-friendly business park Lingfield Point, Darlington.

Challenge to ingenious pupils

WAR HORSE: Corporal George Thompson (centre back) and fellow DLI Pioneers on the Marne, France, in July 1918.

Sunderland soldier who led his horses to war

Raiders escape with large haul of jewellery

Raiders escape with large haul of jewellery

NOMINATION: The title card for '403 Forbidden'

Young filmmakers aim for more recognition at prestigious US film festival

The Sage Great North Run team, who are aiming to raise £75,000 for Cancer Research UK.

Sage Great North Runners aim to beat the boss

David Cameron says: "Hitachi and Nissan have both warned, however, that they would re-think their plans if Britain withdrew from the EU."

Firms warn Cameron on EU

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UK high street stores have endured their worst month of falling sales since the financial crisis as August proved a washout for retailers. Picture: Philip Toscano/PA Wire.

Shops suffer worst month since the recession

INVESTMENT: Sue Jeffrey. Picture: Dave Charnley Photography

Tees Valley devolution bid would "transform" area's economy

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Simon Henig

North East Combined Authority lodges proposals with Government for devolution deal

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Fastflow group chairman Neil Armstrong said: "It has been a record breaking year for the group since its formation in 2005, with significant progress made in revenue and profit growth."

Record year for Fastflow

The contenders

Corbyn wins the final Labour leadership debate in Gateshead

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ACCIDENT: The A688 between Tursdale and Bowburn has been closed due to an accident

Three-vehicle accident on A688 between Tursdale and Bowburn

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The front pages of 6 British national newspapers which feature the shocking image of a young boy dead on a beach in Turkey, with some calling on David Cameron to re-think his stance on the UK's intake of refugees

David Cameron tells of heartbreak at seeing images of drowned Syrian boy

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North East has highest rate of drug deaths

North East has highest rate of drug deaths

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Delays of up to 90 minutes are likely until 9am on Virgin Trains East Coast, CrossCountry, First Transpennine Express and Northern Rail.

Severe train delays following incident at Durham

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SEVERE DELAYS: Trains are being disrupted throughout the North-East after an incident in Durham this morning

Man dies after being hit by train near Croxdale Viaduct, Durham, this morning - causing severe delays

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OFFICIAL: The opening of the new Hitachi Rail Europe plant at Newton Aycliffe. Guests including David Cameron and George Osborne. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (37454809)

Cameron welcomes train manufacturing back to the North-East

SIZZLING: Butchers, bakers and farm shops from around the North-East and Yorkshire are invited to take part in the Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage and Black Pudding Competition

Bid to find best pies of the North and some champion black pudding in Yorkshire

(Front L-R) John Squires, Chairman, Benfield Motor Group hands over the running of the 30 strong dealer group, Benfield to Andy Bruce, Chief Executive, Lookers plc. (Back L-R) outgoing Benfield Chief Executive, Mark Squires welcomes Nigel McMinn, Managing

North-East car dealer Benfield bought in £87.5m deal

An aerial view of Teesport as the latest figures showed the value of exports from the region has fallen.

North-East exports take a dip

Shareholders at Mike Ashley's Sports Direct group urged to remove chairman

Sports Direct shareholders urged to oust chairman

Catherine Johns, Innovation and Business Growth Director at Business Durham.

Female inventors inspire next generation

One of the whales seen on Monday by Steve Powis/ Sea Watch Foundation

Rare Beluga whales spotted off North-East coast

“I am quite clear about Newton Aycliffe being the manufacturing hub for customers right across Europe," says Karen Boswell, Hitachi MD.

Rail boss wants to create a legacy of North-East engineering

Darlington Business Society's new recruits. Picture:Keith Taylor.

Darlington Building Society invests in new talent

ATOMIC: In the office of Atom bank in Durham City. Picture: TOM BANKS

Atom bank agrees partnership with Durham University

£2m fund launched for innovative engineers

North-East pupils are making the most progress in achieving pass grades, notes Nifco boss Mike Matthews.

North-East students are flying high

BUSINESS: Applied Graphene Materials' chief executive Jon Mabbitt, left, with chief financial officer Oliver Lightowlers	Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Applied Graphene Materials plots growth with wonder substance work

ADVICE: Brewin Dolphin's Jo Jackson

It’s that time of year again

PLACEMENT: Amy Teasdale, right, at The Student Loans Company, with supervisor Emma Price

Training scheme to be extended

Hitachi bags the headlines

Hitachi bags the headlines

A steel industry reports says the sale of Redcar steelworks is one of the options being considered to help prop up the loss-making plant.

SSI Teesside steelworks could be sold, says investor

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“This has had a hugely positive impact on the regional economy and supply chain," says Karen Boswell, Hitachi Rail Europe MD.

Hitachi prepares to open its doors

Cost of fly tipping

Region's £1m bill to tackle illegal rubbish dumping

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AkzoNobel unveils plans to invest in North-East

AkzoNobel unveils plans to invest in North-East

John Waterworth, Chief Executive of Parkdean.

North-East holiday firm in £960m merger

David Cliff, managing director, Gedanken.

New clinic offers support to North-East businesses

Lee Rochford said: "I am ready now for a new challenge outside of Virgin Money."

Virgin Money in the hunt for new finance chief as Lee Rochford departs

Aga iconic British oven brand is in demand in the US.

Aga saga heats up

Iron Maiden's, The Book Of Souls, will be released on Friday, with the triple LP format going on sale in 55 of the chain's largest Tesco Extra stores.

Run to the tills: Tesco to sell new Iron Maiden album on vinyl

ATTACK THREAT: Islamic State Junaid Hussain, who is reported to have been killed in a Coalition drone strike

Menwith Hill 'still a target' say campaigners, despite drone strike killing Isis leader

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EXPLOITATION: Wendy Shepherd says children who go missing from care are at risk from exploitation

More than 1,500 North-East children missing from care since 2011: Echo investigation

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YOUNG DRIVER: Joe Westcott with instructor Stu Cavanagh Picture: Matt Westcott

Teaching them young to help reduce driving accidents

THE FIRST: Mike Amos' debut report in the Northern Despatch of September 1, 1965

50 not out - Mike Amos clocks up half century at the Echo

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AWARDS: Greenland Community Primary School in South Moor, will compete for the Community Benefit title

Five property scheme to compete for honours at national awards

RISE: Barratt says North-East sales have increased as more people look get on the property ladder

Housebuilder Barratt hails North-East success

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WATCH THE WEATHER: Planning a trip to the seaside? Better check the forecast

Rain and thunderstorms to hit parts of the UK on Bank Holiday weekend

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