A year ago Dave Clayton was one of the statistics. A young person with no job, no prospects & nowhere to turn. Now he runs his own business
House prices in the North have seen the steepest fall - with research suggesting the summer of sport maybe partly to blame.
A new report has revealed an alarming rise in the number of companies across the North East going to the wall.
Business owners in Cannon Park are angry at council plans to redevelop the area and turn it into a shopping complex. They could be forced to move their premises to another part of town. A council meeting will take place today and proposals are expected to be put out to public consultation.