How can the North East prosper? That was the question being posed at the Labour Party conference on Monday.
Transport, training and trade all came under the spotlight.
While in the main hall, the Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls, was outlining his plans for growth.
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.