The North East of England may be affected more than most other regions of the UK by Scottish independence, if the people of Scotland choose to vote Yes in the referendum in exactly six months time.
Political Correspondent Paul Brand looks at the economic impact on the North East:
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A teenager told a court today (July 27) that he wrote about planning a violent attack at his former college so people would talk to him.
The summer holidays have got off to a very damp start. Heavy rain fell in parts of the region overnight and it's continued today.
The largest free event in the North East attracted almost a million people to the seafront at Roker and Seaburn.