Measures most likely to benefit the Border and Tyne Tees members: help forconstruction industry, small business loan gurantees, expanding UK exportfinance.
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Emma Jesson brings you Saturday night's forecast
The Pirelli Rally began with a ceremonial start at the tyre manufacturer's Carlisle factory.
Torrential rain in the run up to today's crucial play off game between Salford City and Workington Reds.