Tyne & Wear

North East eating disorder group wins lottery cash

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Image caption Grants of almost £900,000 have been awarded to projects in the North East

A project aimed at young people in the north-east of England with eating disorders is among three in the region to receive Big Lottery funding.

Newcastle-based NIWE Eating Distress Service will use the £353,493 to offer help to 3,000 vulnerable young people.

A scheme to turn a former library in Sunderland into a community hub receives £428,000.

Newcastle's Live Theatre gets £108,000 over three years to develop drama projects for disadvantaged youngsters.

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