People are setting their festive spending budgets higher in the NE than anywhere else in the country.Read the full story ›
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Shoppers in the North East spend more money at Christmas than anywhere else in the country. British consumers expect to spend over £500 on gifts, socialising and entertaining, with men emerging as the festive big spenders.
Shoppers in the North East will spend, on average, over £600.
The findings are revealed in a poll of more than 2,000 consumers across the UK by financial and technology services company True Potential.
Police investigating the death of a woman in Gateshead have identified her as Michelle Jane Grey, of Bensham, Gateshead.
Police attended Hillfield Street in Bensham at 8.30pm on December 19 where the 42-year-old's body was found.
A 41-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.
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Police on Tyneside have traced a man being searched for after a woman was discovered dead in her home in Gateshead.
Carl Anderson is currently helping police with their enquiries.
A 42-year-old woman was found at 8:30pm on Friday, December 19, at an address in Hillfield Street in Bensham.
Superintendent Richie Jackson said: "I'd like to thank the public for their help in this matter and reporting information to police.
''The investigation is on-going and we would continue to ask anyone with information to contact police.''
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