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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Many areas dry over the next few days with variable cloud and cooler airflow
A dry day with bright or sunny spells. Rain comes through overnight into Sunday morning, before drier yet fresher weather develops
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.