The region’s largest business organisation has welcomed measures announced in today’s Autumn Statement, but says the Chancellor must deliver more.
The North East Chamber of Commerce's Chief Executive, James Ramsbotham, says one of the positives for our region is a freeze on business rates at 2 percent.
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This seat was the constituency of the former Prime Minister Tony Blair, who represented the area between 1983 and 2007.
Gales continuing during Tuesday with heavy showers, wintry over hills. Wintry showers and clear spells bring the risk of ice overnight
Alan Barnes, the Gateshead man who was a victim of an assault which shocked the country, said today that his attacker should be punished.