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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Penny the Pointer from North Yorkshire and Suki the Schnauzer from Sunderland have been selected as finalists in the pet survivor awards.
Northumberland has won Silver in the Best UK Holiday Destination/County in the prestigious 2015 British Travel awards last night.
Police from five forces have carried out raids today aimed at stopping an escalating feud in the travelling community.