Minister outlines government action to help young people

Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society, was visiting teenagers taking part in the National Citizen Service programme in Redcar.

They have signed up for the whole summer holiday to gain new experiences.

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Pupils 'expect' life on benefits

One in six young people in the North East "expects to end up on benefits", according to a new report by the Prince's Trust. Among UK school leavers with poor exam results, the number rises to one in three.