Businesses in the region have welcomed the Chancellor's decision to postpone a planned 3 pence rise in fuel duty.
It had been due to go up in August, but will now be frozen until the end of the year.
ITV Business Club member Chris Reay, Managing Director of Reay's Coaches says it's given their firm a big boost in challenging times.
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IPPR North research says the figure rises to seven times per person when compared with Yorkshire and the Humber or the North East.
Sam Uddin, from Middlesbrough, died at the scene. His family have described him as a “much-loved son and brother, who will be sadly missed.”
More than 2,000 athletes are expected to compete in the games over the next week. It is 24 years since the UK last hosted the games.