One of the most senior executives in one of the world's biggest companies has swapped his suit and tie for a safety harness to learn about wind turbines.
Tim Holt from Siemens flew over from America to find out what new technicians experience. His company has based its UK training centre in Newcastle, and has already prepared five hundred staff for life offshore.
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Major routes were brought to a standstill, homes were left without power and more than a hundred schools were forced to close due to snow.
Ben Stokes is due to appear in court on an affray charge on the same day he would be making his international return.
It's causing chaos on the region's roads but the snow has created some stunning landscapes across the North East.