A contractor at the SSI steel works on Teesside has been taken to hospital with leg injuries. He was cleaning his vehicle at the site when the incident happened. He was airlifted to James Cook University Hospital by the Great North Air Ambulance. His condition is not thought to be life-threatening.
More top news
Plans for a new £20 million laboratory on Newcastle Science Central have been approved.
NewcastleGateshead hopes 'to do the North proud' if selected to host the Great Exhibition of the North 2018.
More than half of Ashington turned out to welcome home Bobby and Jackie Charlton just weeks after winning the World Cup in 1966