Protestors gathered at Newcastle's Central Station to campaign against the proposed privatisation of the East Coast main line. Members of the National Rail Union have been at train stations across the country, including Newcastle and Berwick.
The Transport Secretary has announced that £1.2 billion will be invested into the manufacturing of carriages by Hitachi. The RMT says it is more about the bigger picture and that line has improved considerably under public ownership.
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On a tour of the North East today, the Chancellor George Osborne made a series of promises which he claimed would help create 50,000 jobs.
Hundreds of people are expected to take part in two separate demonstrations in Newcastle tomorrow.
Teesside car parts manufacturer Nifco has announced a new £50 million deal with US car giant Ford.