A major refurbishment at Walkergate Metro station in Newcastle has been completed. The project, by Nexus, includes the station's first passenger lift.
The improvements also include double height hand rails, anti-slip surfacing, new seating and lighting.
The work has been carried out as part of an 11 year Government-funded project totalling £389m.
Six young writers who have penned their own plays will have them performed by Live Theatre today.
The 13 and 14-year-olds, from Benfield High School in Walkergate, have been working with Live Theatre in a year long writing programme which gives teenagers a voice through theatre.
The playwrights are then supported by professional 'dramaturgs' to produce short plays which will be performed for the first time today.
The plays to be performed today include:
- 'Cold Tea' by Emma Cockburn
- 'You're My Inspiration' by Ellen Davidson
- 'Ready for Service' by Callum Dyer
- 'High Level Decisions' by Meg Henry Cross
- 'Wire Murder' by Robyn Merrilees
- 'Hunter' by Molly Toward