Business leaders have given George Osborne's Budget a cautious thumbs up, but it's still unclear how far the North East will benefit
Nexus, the company which runs The Tyne and Wear Metro, today revealed it will recruit 30 new apprentices over the next 3 years.
Production of new Nissan model to begin this month
The Rt Hon Vince Cable is visiting the Wilton International site on Teesside on Monday.
The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills is launching a new "fast track" apprenticeship and graduate training scheme aimed at 16-24-year-olds.
The Sembcorp Skills Development Programme will create 200 new jobs for apprentices and graduates in the process industries and their supply chain businesses.
Government officials are meeting in York to discuss ways of securing affordable insurance against flooding for residents. Premiums could rise next month unless ministers strike a deal with insurance firms.
The Trinity Square development in Gateshead's town centre is almost complete. The area used to be run down and was famous only for its derelict car park - which featured in the film Get Carter, in 1971.
Now, the car park and most of the shops around it have been demolished and replaced by a new cinema, supermarket and flats for 1,000 students.
Watch the full report below.
The final stone has been laid at Trinity Square, a new development to regenerate Gateshead town centre.
The area was largely run-down before building work started. When it is finished, it will include a supermarket, cinema and flats for 1,000 students. The first shops open later this month.
Nissan announced fifty new jobs at its plant on Wearside as the Labour MP for Sunderland South, Bridget Phillipson urged the government to do more to help the sale of electric cars.
One of the North East's biggest businesses have announced a shock profits warning today, causing a marked drop in its share value - and raising more fears about the pace of the country's economic recovery.
Greggs the Bakers blames bad weather on a drop in like-for- like sales for the first four months of the year.
The company has warned it now expects profits for the whole year to be lower than first forecast.
The history of the heavy engineering company Head Wrightson on Teesside has been charted in a new book and DVD.
Head Wrightson was renowned for its fine workmanship around the world and employed generations of families for more than 100 years.
Some of those have people have recounted their memories in the book and on the DVD.
Greggs the Baker has reported much lower profits than expected - as a result, the company's share-price took a nose-dive this morning.
The Newcastle-based sandwich chain is blaming the bleak winter for a 4.4 per cent drop in sales in the last 17 weeks.
It has triggered a fall of more than seven per cent in the company's share price.
A spokesman says they do not expect any significant improvements in the short-term.
An appeal has been started to help farmers struggling to pay bills and running out of animal feed after the long winter.
You can watch Frances Read's report below, with one family who said the help is vital.
For more details of the appeal and how to donate, see here.