North East 'among worst in UK'

The Construction Skills Network has released figures showing that construction in the North East fell by 9% in 2012, one of the worst falls in the UK.

The network warned that the region's difficult period is likely to continue for another 10 years.

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Big fall in construction

The North East has seen the worst fall in construction in the country, with a drop of 9% in output in 2012.