An engineering company is creating up to 1,000 jobs in North Tyneside. Offshore Group Newcastle received a £640,000 Government grant for its move into offshore wind technology.
The firm will build a prototype at its Wallsend site later this year.
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It's been confirmed that the Marks and Spencer stores in both Stockton and Darlington will close in August.
It's part of the investigation into the disappearance of Donna Keogh from Middlesbrough in 1998 when she was just 17 years old.
The move is likely to lead to the loss of more than 1,500 jobs.