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A lorry on its side during high winds in Newcastle last year

Severe weather alert issued due to forecast of high winds

Medomsley Detention Centre, near Consett

Medomsley Detention Centre to be investigated as part of independent inquiry into child abuse

He's a celebrity - Duncan Bannatyne

I'm a Celebrity Bannatyne watch: Purple - sorry Duncan - survives first elimination

BBC'S "Voice Of The Boro" Ali Brownlee has today revealed that he is battling bowel cancer.

BBC Tees' 'voice of the Boro' Ali Brownlee thanks supporters after revealing bowel cancer fight

The new Enterprise Zone will cover 175 hectares and aims to deliver a further 14,000 jobs over the 25-year lifetime of the project. Pictured: Paul Woolston chairman of the North-Eastern LEP.

Locations revealed for new North-East enterprise zones

Mercedes Formula One chief to visit North-East

Mercedes Formula One chief to visit North-East

Black Friday shoppers start early at Game in Eldon Square, Newcastle tonight Picture: North News

Stores avoid last year's Black Friday chaos - even taking time to feed queueing public warm mince pies

One of the submachine guns discovered during searches in South Yorkshire

Two submachine guns found by police investigating Gipsy feud

County Durham based Hodgson Sayers scooping the prestigious Business of the Year award.

Hodgson Sayers of Tanfield Lea, Stanley, County Durham scoops Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award

Gusts of up to 70mph expected for blustery weekend ahead

Gusts of up to 70mph expected for blustery weekend ahead

Robert Mapplethorpe: The Magic In The Muse, Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, opens on Saturday

Five great things to do this weekend

Industry at the Wilton site on Teesside, by Stuart Bolton.

Tees Collective to press ahead despite fears for carbon capture funding

Workwear firm MI Supplies in Thornaby, near Stockton passes £2m turnover mark

Workwear firm MI Supplies in Thornaby, near Stockton passes £2m turnover mark

Emily Ward puts the finishing touches in the Pet Artwork studio to a picture of springer spaniel Louie.

Pet portrait business set for busy festive period

MP Alex Cunningham said the Government decision represented "another kicking for Teesside and our industrial scheme."

Carbon capture axe 'another kicking'

Police said a raid on graves at Metal Bridge cemetery was down to a feud between travelling families. It is not known what has led to today's charges.

Four charged over ongoing Gipsy feud involving North-East and South Yorkshire travellers

Grace Armstrong, four, Darren Brown from Hewitts, Sophie Lamont from Hewitts and Kay Lamont Lloyds Bank manager.

Hewitts solicitors face gruelling challenge for Newton Aycliffe-based Education Centre for Children with Down Syndrome

Meat-free Quorn pieces, manufactured by Quorn Foods at the company's factory in Stokesley, North Yorkshire. Picture: Nigel Roddis/Bloomberg

Stokesley, North Yorkshire-based Quorn Foods celebrates 30 years of choosing the vegetarian option

Top row, left to right: Kevin Dixon, Jeff Cutting, and Peter Wharton. Bottom row, left to right: David Hammond, Paul Smith, Mick Jorimann, David Jackson, and Alan Bradley.

Wharton Construction rewards staff loyalty

Paul Woolston, North East LEP Chair, said: “The LEP has lobbied hard to ensure Jeremie 2 remains North-East based, North-East run and fully invested into North-East companies.

Crucial Jeremie business fund remains North-East based, North-East run and fully invested into North-East companies, says LEP

CHAMPION: Nifco UK's Mike Matthews

Regional award winners feeling just champion

OPERATION: Hot saw cutting at Tata Steel's Teesside Beam Mill

Talks continue on future of Tata Steel's Long Products business

ROUGH: North Sea firms have endured a tough 2015, and many predict their woes will continue next year

North Sea operators 'still facing a market storm'

Craig Rye, Finance Director at InBond, and Jessica Binns, InBond Customer Service Administrator.

£150,000 investment at Stockton warehousing firm InBond

Top row, left to right: Kevin Dixon, Jeff Cutting, and Peter Wharton. Bottom row, left to right: David Hammond, Paul Smith, Mick Jorimann, David Jackson, and Alan Bradley.

Wharton Construction rewards staff loyalty

Chancellor George Osborne

Tees carbon plan at risk as Government axes £1bn CCS competition

North Yorkshire Police Deputy Chief Constable Tim Madgwick said increased police funding from the Chancellor was "very welcome". Picture: MARTIN RICKETT/PA WIRE

More police cash and tax credits U-turn welcomed, but has Chancellor 'all but ignored' Teesside?

Chancellor George Osborne during a visit to Carillion's training centre on Cargo Fleet Lane in Middlesbrough as part of an apprenticeship announcement by the company. Pictured laying a brick. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

George the Builder: chancellor's plan for 400,000 new homes

The information board at Darlington Station showing delayed services after a freight train broke down this afternoon

Rail passengers suffered long delays after train broke down near Darlington on East Coast Main Line

OPERATION: The Boulby potash mine, which is run by ICL UK		Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Revealed: Where ICL UK potash jobs could go

Jeremy Middleton, front centre, with fellow supporters of the North East Says Yes! campaign

Top Tory launches 'yes to devolution' campaign

COLOURS: There is lots of inspiration around at Christmas time

Housebuilder launches Christmas card competition

FURNACE: Two tonnes of molten steel is poured from Cook Defence Systems' Stanhope furnace into the crucible	Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Stanhope firm's work ethic keeps the Army on right tracks

The Gateshead Millennium Bridge is among the iconic structures Severfield has helped to build.

Severfield will not take on work unless the numbers add up

Kevin Almond, Head of Professional Services, ITPS

Technology expert returns to ITPS

Opening up the North-East to global trade

Opening up the North-East to global trade

The Chancellor could look to reduce borrowing, in the short term at least, by selling off certain state-owned assets. Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Osborne faces '£30 billion black hole by next General Election

A lack of house building now means that house prices are out of reach for many young people and families and many are feeling the strain of high rents

Housing survey shows people in North-East and North Yorkshire "struggling to afford the costs of keeping a roof over their heads"

Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI director general, said: “the cumulative burden of the living wage, apprenticeship levy and business rates risk hurting competitiveness.” Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire.

'This cannot be a simple numbers game where businesses are clobbered to pay for apprenticeships,' say manufacturers

Bad news for landlords? Boosting property ownership is top priority, the Chancellor will say as he outlines plans for 400,000 new homes in England.

Osborne will vow to turn generation 'rent into generation buy'

Le Sape Nocturne performing at the North East England Tourist Awards taking place at Newcastle Civic Centre

Durham's Magna Carta and Darlington's Festival of Thrift honoured at North-East tourism awards

Great North Air Ambulance helicopter.

Great North Air Ambulance Service lottery draw for Wednesday, November 25, 2015

FUTURES: Former steelworkers at SSI UK have got jobs at the new Merseyside Energy Recovery plant, at Wilton. Pictured is project director, Andy Stokes, with ex-SSI staff Jamie Templeton, Ian Knight and Sara Dowse	Picture: TOM BANKS

'Losing steelworks was like losing an arm' - ex-SSI workers' express relief over new Wilton jobs

ATOMIC: In the office of Atom bank in Durham City. Spanish bank BBVA has bought a near-30 per cent stake in the UK’s digital-only lender. Picture: TOM BANKS.

Spanish lender BBVA buys £45m stake in County Durham bank Atom

The Real Thing are appearing at The Dormans Club

The Real Thing to play Middlesbrough

David Horne, managing director of Virgin Trains on the east coast route, said: “We’re investing now so our customers can benefit from new seats and a great new on-board environment before we get a new fleet of 65 trains from 2018.” Pic : Nigel Holla

Virgin Trains has confirms £21m train refurbishment programme for east coast fleet

(From left) Stephen Price, Investment Manager, Northstar Ventures, Paul Laidler of Natural Technology Developments and Peter Taylor of investor UK Steel Enterprise.

UK Steel Enterprise helps Consett solar pioneers Natural Technology Developments to grow

Ian Malcolm, managing director at ElringKlinger (GB) inside the firm's Redcar plant.

Redcar car parts firm Elringklinger (GB) switches gasket production from Germany to Teesside

CELEBRATION: Fireworks explode to signal Singapore's 50th year of independence. North-East transport firm Go-Ahead Group has secured a £230m dealt to deliver bus services in the country	Picture: AP PHOTO/WONG MAYE-E

Go-Ahead for transport firm's Singapore £230m bus deal

North-East entrepreneurs and motorcycle riders Zoe Farrington and Andrew Richardson.

Road safety pioneers revs up for expansion

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