South Tyneside and Sunderland colleges are getting nearly £4m to transform parts of their campuses.
It's part of a Government plan to overhaul the college system, which also includes taking control of failing colleges.
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A Domestic Homicide Review is now set to be carried out after Bennett murdered his current and ex partners
The cadets are visiting over 300 homes in Wallsend to deliver leaflets and give residents crime prevention advice on their doorstep.
Alan Bennett killed Jodie Betteridge in front of her three children Teesside Crown Court heard. He had earlier killed partner Lynne Freeman