A draft masterplan for the economic development of the Tees Valley has been unveiled, amid hopes for 20,000 new jobs.Read the full story ›
Cash-strapped households have been further hit as inflation rose in August.Read the full story ›
The Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen is to meet with the Chancellor for the first time alongside the Metro Mayors for Manchester and LiverpoolRead the full story ›
A record proportion of working-age residents are in a job, according to latest official data.Read the full story ›
Sunderland is amongst five cities to be shortlisted to host UK City of Culture 2021.Read the full story ›
Five projects in our region are set to receive a share of the funding.Read the full story ›
The North East still has the highest rate of unemployment in the UK with 6.8 per cent of the working population out of work.Read the full story ›
Chancellor Philip Hammond has revealed to ministers the main themes of Wednesday's Spring Budget.
The Budget is intended to help young people get the skills they need to perform high-skilled and high-paid jobs in future, and give more children the opportunity to go to a good or outstanding school.
Another key theme is to bring down the deficit so the country can "get back to living within its means".
Mr Hammond said the UK economy had continued to show evidence of "fundamental robustness and resilience", but warned further austerity measures are on the cards with deficit and debt "too high".
Sunderland has ten other locations to beat if it is to be named City of Culture for 2021.Read the full story ›