With Christmas just a few days away, many of us will be reflecting on the year gone by, and looking ahead to what the next twelve months have in store.
It's no different for members of our Business Club, whom we've been following throughout the year. It's been a turbulent 2012 for many reasons.
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They are demanding the government take action to ensure a viable future for steel on Teesside using all tools at its disposal.
The poppies will adorn St Mary’s Heritage Centre on Gateshead Quays from November 5 to December 18.
Anna Maven is the wife of a SSI UK steelworker on Teesside. She has blogged about the moment she heard of the plant closure.