- Tyne Tees
Nissan and Huntsmen are among the firms on their way into Lynemouth to try create job opportunities for laid-off Alcan workers.
The companies are gathering to hold an internal jobs fair at the smelter.
Rio Tinto confirmed it is closing the smelter and would make more than 500 people redundant.
More top news
The NE Chairman of the Institute of Directors calls for greater regional economic power, following the Scottish Independence referendum.
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region
'Sheer good fortune' saw bus crash victims walk away with minor injuries