Million pound boost for seaside communities

More than eight million pounds is being given to seaside communities across the North East and North Yorkshire to encourage regeneration.

Scarborough and Sunderland are receiving the largest shares; North Tyneside and Redcar and Cleveland councils are also benefitting.

Elsewhere money is going to the Port of Blyth and North York Moors Historical Railway Trust.

The money will be used to develop tourism and leisure as well as other training and business facilities.

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Seaside cash boost

Seaside towns in the region are receiving a big cash boost for projects that will create thousands of jobs and bring new business opportunities to coastal communities.