Young - and looking for work

As the latest jobs figures are released, we hear the differing experiences of two young people, in looking for work

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Government funding jobs boost

Hundreds of jobs in the North East will be secured and created thanks to a funding boost from the government.

Eleven companies across the region will get a share of £57 million being put towards business growth.

Cleveland Potash Limited is one of the eleven to receive a grant.


Plans to move Northumberland Council HQ

Work is due to start on plans to move the headquarters of Northumberland County Council from its home in Morpeth.

The council's preferred option is to build a brand new HQ in Ashington.

The two towns are just a few miles apart but the proposal has prompted strong reactions for and against.

Labour pledges to introduce Regional Ministers

Labour is to announce that the party would appoint Regional Ministers in Government to support their agenda.

Michael Dugher MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office, will make the announcement later today in a speech to the IPPR.

“Labour is pledging to introduce Regional Ministers to put the voice of the English regions at the heart of Labour decision-making."

– What Michael Dugher will say


Around The House: the new world of private pensions

Anyone planning for retirement - or just about to retire - will still be taking in the monumental changes to private pensions announced in the Budget.

Teesside Labour MP Tom Blenkinsop and North Yorkshire Conservative Anne McIntosh joined Helen Ford to discuss the reforms, on this month's political programme from Westminster:

The next edition of Around The House is on Thursday 15th May.

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