Seven JJB Sports stores have closed in the North East after the retail chain went into administration, meaning the loss of 91 jobs in the North East and a further 42 going in Carlisle and Dumfries.
A total of 2200 people have been made redundant throughout the country.
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Five people have been killed and 40 injured after a car and knife attack in London on Wednesday.
Five people were killed and dozens more were injured after a car and knife attack in the capital on Wednesday afternoon.
The number of child sex offences recorded by police in Northumbria rose to 2,302 last year, an average of six a day.