BT are investing in fibre broadband for 12 North East communities, a spokesperson said fast communications are vital.
"Fast, sophisticated communications are the cornerstone of a successful community, helping local people to build their skills and knowledge and encouraging the creation of new businesses and jobs. This exciting technology will transform on-line education, training and leisure for households and enhance the competitiveness of local firms."
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Detectives are investigating a serious sexual assault on a woman at the Northallerton Fairground.
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Officers attended the scene where a man had suffered a head injury. He was taken to hospital where is condition is described as critical.