More than one in six young people living in the North East expect to end up on benefits. The research, published by The Prince's Trust, also found 40 per cent of young people here did not achieve five GCSEs graded A star to C last year.
With this year's results just days away, the youth charity is calling for more vocational support for school leavers who may be struggling.
Claire Montgomery reports.
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Kerrie brings you Saturday night's forecast
Up to 600 homes in North Yorkshire have been left without gas after a main pipe "collapsed" during routine repair work.
Staying cold. Overnight frost and ice. Cloudier and wetter during Sunday but milder