Up to two thousand new jobs could be created in and around the Port of Tyne.
It wants to build new facilities on the south bank of the Tyne, to import wood pellets to make bio fuel.
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A teenager told a court today (July 27) that he wrote about planning a violent attack at his former college so people would talk to him.
The summer holidays have got off to a very damp start. Heavy rain fell in parts of the region overnight and it's continued today.
The largest free event in the North East attracted almost a million people to the seafront at Roker and Seaburn.