More details have emerged about a factory in County Durham where high speed trains will be built.
Work to prepare the land in Newton Aycliffe will soon begin, as well as a recuitment drive to employ senior management.
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The Met Office have issued a yellow "Be Aware" warning of strong winds for the region for Sunday into Monday
Emma Jesson brings you Saturday night's forecast
Christmas Eve could be rather frosty and at present, Christmas Day looks like being cold and clear with one or two wintry showers