The Government has announced it's spending £71.6m on projects to grow the North East's economy.
LISTEN: Unions Warn Government Over The Future Of Steel-Making On Teesside
Unions have issued a last-ditch plea to save hundreds of threatened jobs at the SSI steel plant in Redcar, warning that the livelihoods of thousands of families are at stake.
SSI announced a "pause'' in iron and steelmaking at its plant in Redcar on Friday.
That's as well as the mothballing of one of its coke ovens, raising fears about the future of steelmaking in the area.
Heart's reporter Martin Lindsay's been along to a press conference, held by the Community union earlier, and has this report.
It happened shortly after midnight on Thursday January 18th on Scotswood Road
25 North East schools have been named on a list of under-performing schools in the country
Five organisations in the North East feature in this year's Top 100 Employers list, released today by lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity Stonewall
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