3% of the rise will contribute to funding for adult social care, with 1.95% going towards the council's other services.Read the full story ›
A £1,000 debt could soon double once the costs of the bailiffs have been incurredRead the full story ›
Unpublished figures, obtained by ITV Tyne Tees, show people in debt suffer from sleeplessness, hunger and mental health issuesRead the full story ›
Adult social care pressure place further strain on South Tyneside Council budget. 4.95% hike in council tax among plans to close deficit.Read the full story ›
Newcastle University's Science Central is to become the UK's largest urban regeneration project.Read the full story ›
A special investigation by ITV Tyne Tees has uncovered the level of debt in the region and what is being done about itRead the full story ›
The local authority says it needs to save £18m in 2017/18. The council says the increase will raise an extra £2.25 million.Read the full story ›
The North East Ambulance Service has the lowest level of funding in the UK according to new figures released by the National Audit Office.Read the full story ›
A share of £556 million of Northern Powerhouse money will go towards a project in Sunderland that's expected to create 5,200 jobs by 2027.
The International Advanced Manufacturing Park, near Nissan, will be built as part of the Government's bid to improve the North's economy.
A £49.7 million allocation of Local Growth Funding from Government has taken the 2015-2021 total for the North East to £379.6 million.
“We will work with our local authority partners, North East Automotive Alliance and the private sector to deliver this vitally important scheme, which is of strategic importance not only for the North East, but for the UK’s industrial strategy. "The Government has chosen not to back our full Local Growth Fund bid which is deeply disappointing and potentially damaging to our Strategic Economic Plan to grow the North East economy. "Our LGF allocation gives us no scope to fund a range of projects which would have driven new growth and provided real impetus to business development - as well as giving the North East the chance to contribute more fully to the Government's Northern Powerhouse agenda."
North East favourite Greggs has seen a 6.4% sales increase since it began offering healthier foods such as salads and yoghurts.Read the full story ›