- Tyne Tees
As part of his Autumn Statement, Chancellor George Osborne has frozen business rate relief for small businesses.
And that business rate news will be welcome on our High Streets.
Gregg Easteal has been to visit two stores with contrasting takes on whether tills are really starting to ring louder again on our shopping streets.
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Fresh start, lots of sunshine. Cloudier at the coast, one or two spots of drizzle here
This weekend we see significantly better weather than we have had of late, even though Saturday's a bit slow. Improving weather situation
A hedgehog in Northumbria has been saved from a 4 foot fall through a concrete wall, it took volunteers four hours to break the wall apart.