Cleveland Fire Service says arson attacks cost Teesside's economy nearly 17 million pounds last year. They were called to more than three thousand deliberate fires. It's starting a new campaign, spreading an important message to schoolchildren as they break up for summer.
More top news
The Chancellor said he will use the Budget to "invest to secure a bright future", in a signal he is ready to usher in the end of austerity.
Chris Coleman's Sunderland rescue mission began with defeat as the Black Cats went down 2-1 at Aston Villa.
A new personalised cancer treatment and research centre, funded by the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation is to open in Newcastle.