A campaign has been launched in the North-East to convince young people that fears over lack of cash should not stop them going to college or university.
UNIAID Interactive was launched at Sunderland University as part of a national drive to clear up confusion about student finance after tuition fees were increased.
Help with fuel
PEOPLE throughout the region are being reminded that if they are over the age of 60 they could qualify for a winter fuel payment - but time is running out quickly.
The Welfare Rights Service says that people who were 60 or over in the third week of September last year can apply for the Government cash before March 30, and payments are not related to employment, income or savings.
For more information call 0845 915-1515 and have your National Insurance number handy.
A REVIEW into kerbside recycling services in North Northumberland will investigate ways to increase the kinds of materials collected and promote recycling in schools.
Berwick Borough's overview and scrutiny committee will also be discussing car parking at its next meeting on April 12. The meeting will be held at Bell View Centre in Belford, and starts at 6pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
On the move
GATESHEAD Housing Company has closed its office in Ryton.
Services for people in the village are now being offered at Gateshead Council's offices in Blaydon, along with 12 Post Office and PayPoint locations.
A LUNG cancer nurse wants to set up a self-help and support group for people in North Durham suffering from the disease.
Jayne McClelland, who is a lung cancer nurse specialist for County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust, will be holding a meeting for people interested in joining the group at North Road Methodist Church in Durham on March 14 from 2.30 to 4.30pm.
A GROUP of teachers and pupils from schools in Africa will be spending time in Newcastle this week.
The visitors from schools in South Africa and Nigeria are visiting three schools in Walker as part of a scheme to develop links between schools in England and Africa.