George Osborne says ceramics industry in the Potteries to be exempted from climate change levy, in response to lobbying by local Labour MP.
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Fine and bright, with plenty of sunshine across the region which will tend to cloud over during the afternoon.
A dry and bright day remaining cold, with cloudy patches likely as the day progresses.
Three people, aged 15, 17 and 19 were arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and remain in custody.