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East Coast Managing Director, Karen Boswell, has won the 'Woman of the Year' Award at a ceremony in London.
The Women 1st Shine Awards are designed to shine light on women who are making their mark in industry.
As Woman of the Year 2014, Karen Boswell now joins the elite Top 100 Club of Britain's most influential women in hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism.
Speaking about her award, Karen Boswell said: "This award is one for the team; it's for every one of my colleagues in East Coast who has helped to transform our business over the last five years. I'm absolutely thrilled to have won this award, and we're all really so proud of what we've been able to achieve together to turn around this jewel in the crown of Britain's railways."
It has been announced that across the UK, the jobless total is now 468,000 fewer than a year earlier, the largest annual fall in unemployment since 1988.
George Osborne has tweeted that the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) mark another step towards full employment.
However, the North East is the worst area in the UK for unemployment, recording a 1,000 increase in the number of people without a job in the three months to July, suggesting there is still much to do by the UK government.
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The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that a total of 132,000 people were unemployed in the North East between May and July.
The region's unemployment rate was 9.9% and saw a rise of 0.8% during the period.
It is the worst area in the UK for unemployment, recording a 1,000 increase in the number of people without a job in the three months to July.
However, the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance has fallen below one million for the first time in six years.
And across the UK, the jobless total is now 468,000 fewer than a year earlier, the largest annual fall in unemployment since 1988.
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The number of people unemployed in the North East has risen by 1,000 to 132,000 in the period between May and July.
The region remains top of the unemployment league with almost one in 10 out of work.
Nationally, unemployment fell by 146,000 to 2.2million.
Rather cloudy with fog patches during the morning and occasional patchy light rain.
Some brighter spells are possible well inland during the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 17C.
Once again mist and low cloud will drift inland from the North Sea leading to extensive hill fog.
Patchy, mainly light, rain will affect the area after midnight. Minimum Temperature 10C.