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People in North East spend most at Christmas

North East shoppers expected to spend the most Credit: PA

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.

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Man traced by police after woman found dead

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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