Neil Foster of the Northern TUC has been in touch:
I just wanted to let you know that today the Back On Track campaign will be featured on TV tonight. Today we presented a letter for the attention of the Japanese Prime at the Japanese Embassy. We also spoke to a visiting Minister from the Japanese Government. The letter highlighted the strong industrial links we already have in our region and will bring the campaign to the attention to Prime Minister Kan.
If the Intercity Express Programme goes ahead it will be the first train manufacturing undertaken by Hitachi outside of Japan and should lead to a major long term commitment to Newton Aycliffe. So look out for the piece in North East Tonight on ITV at 6pm.