The Japanese company had bid to provide trains built at its plant in Newton Aycliffe
Brett Riddell and James Regan travelled from Birmingham to carry out the "stupid, ill thought through" robbery at The Judges Hotel.
Cold temperatures will see showers turn to snow in parts of the region.
Kerri brings you Sunday's forecast
Wintry hazards after Sunday's rain clears eastwards. A brighter but colder day on Monday
Kerrie brings you Saturday's forecast
Durham Prison is set to receive a new x-ray body scanner as part of government efforts to cut drugs and violence behind bars.
Work at Kings Cross means no trains are running to and from the capital this weekend. People have been warned not to travel to London.
Council leader says lack of capacity north of York is "unacceptable".
A sculpture made of more than 100,000 knives is set to arrive in Gateshead as a stark warning of the impact of knife crime.