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Hitachi is creating 150 new jobs at its train building plant in Newton Aycliffe.
A third of them will likely be apprenticeships.
The new jobs will be fixed term posts as the company fulfils orders for rolling stock, and will bring the total number of people employed there to 900.
Trains which can switch between electric and diesel power as they're moving are among the projects.
It will remain cloudy with outbreaks of rain through the night, persistent and at times heavy over the Pennines.
Winds will increase toward daybreak, becoming gusty across the hills.
There's more information now on the crash that killed three people in Gateshead this morning.
A 43-year-old man and two girls, both aged 17 and all from Gateshead, were killed when the high-powered Mercedes C63 AMG he was driving collided with a lorry in the early hours of the morning.
The crash in Fellside Road happened at 02:20 and the road was shut for several hours.
Police believe the Mercedes may have been in the area around the MetroCentre earlier that evening and are looking to trace it's movements up to the time of the collision.
Here's part three of our A - Z of Middlesbrough FC in the Premier League.
Today it's letters K - O:
Firefighters say a bus has crashed into scaffolding in County Durham:
Over the last week there's been a number of reported thefts from vans in Amble and surrounding areas.
Police are now reminding tradesmen and delivery drivers that taking a few moments to lock their vans could prevent this crime.
Neighbourhood Insp Liz Hall said: "Thieves can strike when a van is left unlocked, or when workmen or delivery drivers are just away for a few moments.
"The tools they store in their vans are often their livelihood so I'd urge people, where possible, to remove expensive items overnight."
Here's a photo from the scene in Chester-le-Street where a man is in a serious condition after an attack outside a job centre.
Durham Police cordoned off a section of road in the town centre following what they said was a "suspected assault".
The force has clarified the man was not stabbed, contrary to what some local people are saying.
Newcastle United's match away at Leeds has been picked for TV and has been moved to Sunday 20 November at 13:15.
A man has been seriously injured following a suspected assault in Station Road, which is off Front Street, in Chester-le-Street.
The incident happened today at about 13:00.
The man, thought to be in his late 20s, has been taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.
A section of the road has been cordoned off and police are in the area.
No arrests have yet been made
A Northumberland man has gone missing.
Lee Burnip, 37, from Seaton Sluice, has not been seen since 21:00 on Monday when he left home.
He is described as 5ft 8in, slim with brown hair.
He drove off in a yellow Fiat Punto car.
Northern Ireland international McNair, 21, made his United debut in September 2014 and has played 27 games.
Love, 21, was on loan at Wigan last term and played against the Black Cats in his United debut in February, also making one Europa League appearance.
Reports claim both players are poised to sign four-year contracts in a combined deal worth about £6m.
Former Manchester United boss David Moyes replaced new England manager Sam Allardyce at Sunderland last month.
He made his first signing last week by bringing in defender Papy Djilobodji from Chelsea for £8m.
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Local people are saddened but unsurprised by today’s tragedy, which saw three people killed when a car and a lorry collided in Fellside Road in Gateshead.
They say the stretch of road is notoriously dangerous. After a young woman died here in 2007, the speed limit was lowered to 50mph.
But some residents believe that’s not enough and think a speed camera would help.
A man has been taken to hospital after falling at High Force.
The Great North Air Ambulance was after the man fell on rocks at the waterfall in Teesdale at 16:05 yesterday.
The man, in his mid-50s, suffered multiple injuries and was flown to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough in 10 minutes. He arrived in a stable condition.
Teesside bakers Upex Pies have created a parmo pie ready for Middlesbrough FC's return to the Premier League.
The Boro pies are a little bit healthier than a regular Parmo, as the chicken is oven-baked as opposed to deep-fried.
Steve Davies from Upex came into the studio to let our presenter Mike Parr try a pie.
Three days to go until Middlesbrough play their first Premier League match in seven years.
They're facing Stoke at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday.
BBC Tees Sport reporter Rob Law is at the club's training grounds today, watching how the player's prepare for their much anticipated comeback:
Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka has joined Twitter today.
He posted his first tweet minutes ago:
He has more than 3,000 followers already.
The union Unison says Hartlepool Council needs to step in to bring publicly-owned care homes back to the town.
This comes after it was revealed the Manor Park Care Home is closing after being rated as inadequate by the Care Quality Commission.
Three other homes in the town were ordered to close in December.
Unison's regional organiser Mike Hill says care for the elderly needs more help from the public sector.
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Middlesbrough bus station will start charging people to use their toilets, the town's council has announced.
The charges, which come into effect next week, are aimed to stop vandalism and anti-social behaviour.
Users will be required to pay 20p to use the building's toilet facilities.
The move is said to be part of a major improvement programme at the bus station to improve the overall visitor experience.
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Here's the full story on the news we brought you earlier - An American airline is ending flights between New York and Newcastle over fears for the strength of the pound in the wake of the Brexit vote.
United Airlines said its last service from Newcastle will fly on 6 September.
The company said the route was "not profitable" and anticipated an "impact of the weaker pound in UK outbound travel".
The pound has lost more than 13% of its value against the US dollar since the UK voted to leave the EU.
Pokemon Go players have reportedly disturbed real life seals while trying to catch the virtual equivalent at a Pokestop in North Tyneside.
North Tyneside Council said grey seals on St Mary's Island off Whitley Bay were hauling back into the sea when they became distressed at the number of visitors.
The local authority has asked the app's developer to remove the Pokestop, which has attracted hundreds of "trainers" to the island to catch "Seels".
Do you never wear a coat on a night out and do you say "dinner" and "tea" instead of "lunch" and "dinner"? - Then you're definitely Northern.
So how does it feel when you move down South and people start questioning your friendliness and your super resistance to the cold?
Watch this video to hear the struggles of being a Northerner in the South:
Shoppers in Newcastle and Gateshead will get to wear virtual reality headsets to experience a shopping centre visit from the perspective of an autistic child today.
This will be done for the first time in a bid to increase the public's understanding of Autism.
The headsets take people inside the National Autistic Society's viral film 'Can you make it to the end?' which follows an autistic boy experiencing sensory overload on a shopping trip.
Find out more about this today at the Metrocentre, and on 13 August in Eldon Square.
Hartlepool lost against Preston North End in the EFL Cup yesterday.
Eoin Doyle converted Chris Humphrey's low cross as Preston scored late in injury-time to defeat League Two Hartlepool.
Nicky Deverdics went close with a free-kick, Josh Laurent forced a save and Lewis Alessandra had an effort ruled out for offside as the away side threatened after the break.
Alessandra cleared off his own line to deny Paul Huntington's header.
But Doyle, earlier denied by Adam Bartlett, then struck from close range.
One of the few direct flights to New York from Newcastle will stop running on 6 September, Newcastle Airport has announced.
United Airlines will stop running its service to Newark Airport, even though the airport says passenger numbers in 2016 have been higher than last year.
Apparently we are expecting a heatwave pretty soon - best news you've had all week, right?
But until then, it's all looking quite mild.
Here's Owen with today's forecast:
A mainly dry and bright morning with light winds and some early sunshine.
It will turn cloudy through the afternoon, with outbreaks of rain arriving from the west by the evening.
Three people have died in a crash in Gateshead in the early hours of this morning.
A car and a lorry collided at 02:20 in Fellside Road.
Police, firefighters and paramedics attended but the three people in the car were pronounced dead at the scene.
The lorry driver was not injured.
A section of Fellside Road is now closed for an investigation to be carried out. It is expected to reopen at midday.
Nissan's manufacturing plant in Sunderland is the UK's largest, producing 500,000 vehicles a year.
But it could face a crunch point for investment as soon as next year, sources tell BBC Newsnight, as a result of the uncertainty following the vote to leave the European Union.
The question is how the Sunderland factory, which employs nearly 7,000 people, stacks up against other plants in the Renault-Nissan Alliance while the details of the UK's future trading and customs arrangements with Europe remain unclear.
There's a temporary road closure at Redcar Lane in Redcar to install a sewer pipe and build a new entrance.
Redcar Council's website says the road will be shut for seven weeks, however, signs at the site say it will last for eight weeks.
A woman with a 100-year-old kidney has credited its longevity on coming from "good stock". She would know - it came from her mother.
Sue Westhead, of Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham, was 25 when she was diagnosed with kidney disease in 1973.
When told a transplant was her only chance of survival, her mother Ann Metcalfe, then aged 57, donated her kidney to her daughter.
Now Sue, 68, and her kidney are "still going strong", defying medical predictions over the organ's lifespan.
She said: "I think it's down to my mother's good genes. She must have come from good stock."
The United States blew away the field to win Olympic gold in the women's gymnastics team event as Great Britain finished fifth.
Great Britain, seeking a first medal in the event since 1928, scored 174.362.
The British team - which includes Amy Tinkler from Bishop Auckland - finished fourth in qualifying on Monday and had high hopes of a podium place after winning bronze at last year's World Championships in Glasgow.
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