The North East economy comes under the spotlight at the Labour party conference in Manchester.A fringe debate is being held, entitled Working Together for a Better North East.
It's being organised by the Association of North East Councils and Northumbrian Water.
The theme of this year's conference is Rebuilding Britain.
Among delegates at the Labour Party conference in Manchester are two teenagers from our region, listening to the leader's keynote speech.
Labour leader Ed Miliband meets delegates at his party's conference in Manchester
At the Labour Party conference in Manchester, delegates have been debating how the North East can flourish.