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Transport Minister tours Newcastle Airport ahead of new development

Our reporter Richard Wilson is at Newcastle International Airport with Scarborough MP and Transport Minister Robert Goodwill. The airport is launching plans for a new development.

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Launch of new business development for Newcastle Airport

A new business development is planned for Newcastle Airport Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

More details will be revealed later this morning of a new development aimed at bringing jobs to Newcastle Airport.

A business park is planned for a fifty acre site next to the airport, which will include office space, warehousing and hangars.

The project launch will be attended by the Under-Secretary of State for Transport and North Yorkshire MP, Robert Goodwill.

Thousands of people head off and come home for Christmas

Thousands of people from the North East have started their Christmas breaks - on the road, by rail and by air.

East Coast, who run the main railway line through the region are recommending people allow extra time for their journey.

Anyone who would like to know the latest travel situation should log on to the Highways Agency, National Rail Enquiries or Newcastle International Airport.

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