The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has been on Wearside this morning as construction gets underway for Rolls-Royce's new factory on Wearside.
The plant in Washington will make fan and turbine discs for aircraft including the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Airbus A380 and the Eurofighter.
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Northumbria Police says armed patrols will continue across the region following the terror attack at Westminster.
Heroin users in Stockton are being told to be "mindful" of harmful drugs being sold in the area after a sixth death linked to the drug.
A boxing coach from Birtley was among those first on the scene when PC Keith Palmer was stabbed during a terror attack in Westminster.