A gang have been jailed for more than 80 years for the murder of dad of 2 in North Shields
Unemployment Down By 9,000 In The North East
There were 9,000 fewer people out of work in the North East between September and November than the previous 3 months.
110,000 people didn't have a job here between September and November.
The rate of unemployment's seen a significant drop on this time last year.
19,000 fewer people are out of work here compared to 12 months ago.
Figures out this morning also show the unemployment rate in the region's fallen too.
It's now 8.5%, which is the lowest it's been in more than 2 year.
Nationally unemployment fell by 58,000 between September and November, to 1.91 million.
Police say two children are in intensive care after a car hit six people in a crowd in Newcastle.
Two people have been convicted of the murder of Jimmy Prout. Two others have been found guilty of causing or allowing his death
More than 30 people from the North East have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List
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