Durham County Council has today agreed to poll residents on the region's potential devolution deal.Read the full story ›
The full routes for the 2016 Tour de Yorkshire have been announced. Stage Three of the race will start in Middlesbrough.Read the full story ›
Businesses in the North East will be taking on staff in the New Year, according to a new report by Manpower Employment.Read the full story ›
Trinity Mirror, which owns The Chronicle and The Journal, is closing its printing plant in Newcastle, putting 49 jobs at risk.Read the full story ›
Plans for the renovation of the Spanish City Dome at Whitley Bay, North Tyneside were revealed this morning.
Kymel Trading Limited has been selected to manage and run the historic Grade II listed building on Whitley Bay’s seafront as part of a £36 million seafront masterplan for Whitley Bay.
The proposals put forward by Kymel Trading Ltd are set to bring at least 75 brand new jobs when the Dome opens to the public, rising to more than 100 once the venue is fully operational.
The jobs boost is expected to bring more than £1million annually into North Tyneside’s economy.
ITV Tyne Tees spoke to the North Tyneside Mayor Norma Redfearn, and asked her what the plans mean for the area.
A new programme to help find jobs for steelworkers hit by a wave of redundancies will be chaired by the former deputy prime minister.Read the full story ›
More than 800 jobs have been lost at Tees Valley firms that supplied the SSI steelworks in Redcar.Read the full story ›
One month after the collapse of SSI UK, Redcar MP Anna Turley has told of her frustration at how the closure of the steelworks was handled.Read the full story ›
Steelworkers affected by the closure of the SSI steel plant in Redcar have travelled to Brussels to urge the business secretary, Sajid Javid and the European Council to take urgent action to stop the dumping of cheap Chinese steel.
Ministers from EU member states are to discuss the challenges faced by the EU steel industry, which has been suffering from falling metal prices, resulting in mass job losses across the country,including 2,000 at the SSI plant in Teesside.
The meeting comes amid growing pressure on the UK government over its failure to step in to assist the country's crisis hit steel industry, which is being hammered by a flood of subsidised Chinese steel and energy tariffs double that of their European competitors.
Redcar MP Anna Turley has responded to the latest support package for former SSI steelworkers:
I am pleased this funding has finally arrived from central government after weeks of waiting which has caused frustration and anxiety for many families.
Since the promise of £80 million was made several weeks ago, it has shrunk to £50 million and numerous obstacles to accessing it have been put in our way by Whitehall. I am relieved we can now get on with making sure this support gets to the workers, their families, and the local businesses who need it.
I know the local taskforce have put in a lot of work preparing these support schemes and my focus now will be ensuring it is delivered. With Christmas fast approaching, it is vital steelworkers and their families are not left struggling."