The North East still has the highest unemployment rates in the country, but there is better news in Billingham, where the international firm SNF has submitted plans to build a new oil plant, which would create 250 new jobs.
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Any overnight mist should lift on Monday morning into good spells of wintry sunshine and patchy cloud. Frosty everywhere. Odd icy patch.
Cold, bright and mainly dry
Newcastle Falcons narrowly miss out on a draw against Saracens in a pulsating match witnessed by the biggest crowd in nine years