Plans have been unveiled for a major expansion of the Port of Tyne on Tyneside.
The port is a significant investor in the region's economy, as well as championing the newly-emerging industries of green and energy renewable sources.
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A school in Northumberland is taking part in a sleep study after Oxford scientists warn many teenagers are sleep deprived.
Junior Doctors across the region are set to go on strike this morning after talks with the Government failed to reach an agreement.
North Yorkshire County Council has decided that controversial proposals to close Eskdale School will now go to consultation.