A government agency office in Northallerton is to close with the loss of 350 jobs.
Workers at the Rural Payments Agency in the Yorkshire town were told today.
A spokesman said the jobs would be split between York and Newcastle.
More top news
People from across the North East have paid tribute Kieran Maxwell, a teenager from Darlington, who has died from a rare form of cancer.
More than 40 foodie stalls with produce from across the globe will be on offer at Centre Square.
The North East Islamic Diversity Centre will be donating to celebrate the holy day of Eid