There are concerns for the future of a North East airport after the Government turned down funding for a 4.6 million pound expansion plan.
Bosses at Durham Tees Valley Airport had hoped to secure the Regional Growth Fund cash to generate new jobs and investment.
This is the latest in a series of funding problems at the airport in recent years.
The Labour MP for Sedgefield, Phil Wilson, has described the decision as 'short-sighted and narrow-minded'.
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Mostly fine and dry with sunny spells for the rest of Saturday. Cloudier, cooler with the risk of rain/drizzle into Sunday