In a bid to keep emerging engineering talent in the region, Tyne and Wear Metro is creating thirty new apprenticeships for young engineers in the next three years.
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The man in charge of policing the protests has said that all forms of non-violent protest will now no longer be tolerated.
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.
Boris the Red Toed Tortoise was taken yesterday afternoon (20 September) and the hunt is on to see Boris safely returned home.