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North East firm joins PM's trade delegation

Wessington Cryogenics. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A Houghton le Spring company is taking part in a drive to encourage more UK exports to South East Asia.

Led by the Prime Minister, the four day mission began in Indonesia, and will move to Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia.

Wessington Cryogenics is among the firms invited to join the PM. The firm produces flasks to store and transport substances such as liquid nitrogen.

It already has a strong tradition of exporting, and hopes to gain new business from the trip.

Rugby World Cup trophy tour about to kick off in region

The Webb Ellis Cup. Credit: ITV News

The Rugby World Cup trophy tour is about to kick off in our region as the Webb Ellis Cup enters the North East on Thursday (July 30) and will be travelling to the following destinations:

  • Close House, Heddon-on-the-Wall - July 30
  • Newcastle City Centre - July 30
  • Alnwick Castle - July 30
  • Tynemouth - August 1
  • Northumbria University - August 2
  • Gateshead International Stadium - August 2
  • The Angel of the North - August 3
  • Darlington Mowden Park - August 3
  • West Hartlepool RFC - August 3

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Mobility scooter stolen from Shiremoor

Police are appealing for information after a mobility scooter was stolen in the village of Shiremoor in North Tyneside.

Between 6pm on Sunday (July 26) and 7.30am today (July 27), thieves stole a mobility scooter that was parked outside an address in Lesbury Avenue.

The scooter is a red Colt Exel 8 model and is worth around £2300.

Weather: Today

Credit: Met Office

An overcast and wet day with persistent rain affecting most parts, occasionally heavy and sometimes turning more showery.

Cloud will be low at times so hill fog is a possibility.

Feeling cool for July.

Breezy along the coast. Maximum Temperature 13°C.

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