Hundreds of jobs are set to be created on Tyneside with the opening of a new Tesco store.
A recruitment hotline opens on Monday and priority will be given to people who have been unemployed for at least six months.
More top news
Guy Opperman briefly trended on Twitter in Liverpool when he said the footballer was watching a Commons debate on drugs policy. (He wasn't.)
Police have released an artist's impression of a man they want to speak to in connection with a sex assault in Newcastle.
Residents of a sheltered scheme have been busy making hats and scarves to help local homeless people prepare for winter.