Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has defended the North East after senior Conservative Peer Lord Howell said parts of the region were "desolate" and good areas for fracking for underground gas.
Mr Clegg said the North East could become a national hub for excellence in the new green economy. He said the region has some "profound economic and social challenges" but has huge promise as well, which had been recognised by investors like Nissan
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Northumbria Police are reminding members of the public about the dangers of taking suspected illegal drugs.
It happened on the B1261 Main Street at Seamer – near Chew Lane and between the A64 - at around 3.15pm on Saturday, June 24.
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