Newcastle's legendary ex-striker is being honoured for his charity work in the North East
Unemployment Falls By 7,000 In The North East
The number of people out of work in the North East's fallen by 7,000 in the three months between January and March
Official figures show there were 96,030 people who were unemployed in our region during that time.
It's fallen by 33,000 compared to this time last year.
More men than women were out of work here - with 51,000 jobless men in the North East compared to 45,000 women.
But the North East still has the highest unemployment rate in the country, at 7.5%.
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A team of trained officers will investigate allegations of child abuse at Newcastle United, relating to the 1980s and 1990s
A Gateshead mum, who lost her son in a crash caused by a driver on drink and drugs, is warning others not to drink or drug drive
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