Threat to Port of Tyne

The Port of Tyne's cruise liner business, which employs hundreds of people, could be under threat from what's being described as an 'illegal' terminal on Merseyside.

It has led to demands today for Liverpool to pay back £9m pounds of European money - the grant was given to the city on the condition that cruises did not start and end in the River Mersey.

The MEP for the North East, says Liverpool's failure to comply with that condition means the city is breaking the law and jobs at the Port of Tyne could be affected.