The former Newcastle United chairman, and boss of Shepherd Offshore, says training young people is the only way out of the skills shortage threatening to hamper the region's renewable energy future.
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Showers becoming heavy and thundery Saturday afternoon. Drier for a large part of Sunday
Robert Hodgson, from Stanley, County Durham, committed the offences on the girls, aged as young as five or six, up to the age of 13.