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Lifetime Achievement Award for Pam Royle

Pam Royle

Pam Royle, the face of ITV Tyne Tees for more than 30 years, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Chronicle Sunshine Fund.

The annual Glass Slipper Awards honours the achievements of exceptional women in the North East.

The Chronicle Sunshine Fund provides specialised equipment to children with disabilities in the North East, and Pam Royle is a patron of the charity.

Two arrests over house fire on Tyneside

Police are investigating a fire at a house in North Tyneside, which left two people requiring hospital treatment.

It broke out at around 12.40am Friday in Horton Avenue, Shiremoor, North Tyneside.

Two people were taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation and have since been discharged.

Police say considerable damage was caused to the inside of the property and an outhouse.

It's believed the fire was started deliberately and police are treating the incident as arson.

A 45-year-old man and a 62-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of arson and are in police custody.

So what is the Tory economic plan for the North East?

As the Chancellor George Osborne tours the North East, he's being monitored by Paul Brand, ITV Tyne Tees' Political Corrspondent Here are his latest tweets:

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Man dies after HGV runs into ditch

A 52-year-old HGV driver has died after his vehicle left the road and ran into a ditch.

It happened on February 26, on Seal Sands road (A1185) opposite the ecology park, Teesside.

Police believe the driver suffered a 'medical episode' at the wheel. They're asking anyone with information to call Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on 101.

Osborne promises 50,000 North East jobs in five years

George Credit: PA

George Osborne is expected to outline ambitious plans to create 50,000 new jobs in the North East over the next five years.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer will visit businesses across the region today to set out the government's long-term plan, which he said would boost the regional economy by £6billion.

He will also promise more investment in transport in the North East.

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