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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.
Gloucestershire are playing Durham at 18:30 today at the Brightside Ground in Bristol.
BBC cricket commentator Martin Emmerson is there:
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 former Sunderland soldier who served in Iraq has been jailed after sexually assaulting a child.
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.
BBC Look North
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.