Police are searching for a woman from South Shields.
63-year-old Pauline Whitfield was reported missing on Friday after she failed to return home from bingo the evening before.
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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.