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Harrogate police looking for wanted man

Police are appealing for the public’s help to locate a wanted Harrogate man.

Wayne Richard Porter, 28, is wanted for recall to prison after he breached his release conditions.

He was originally sentenced to two years in prison in February 2013, for possession of drugs with intent to supply. He was then released from prison one year later.

He is said to be white, 5ft 10in tall, with a medium build and dark brown hair. He is thought to be in the Harrogate area.

Members of the public can contact North Yorkshire Police by calling 101.

Wayne, if you see or hear this appeal, my advice is simple, hand yourself in. We have a good track record of returning wanted people to prison. By remaining at large you are only making the inevitable outcome worse for yourself. I am also asking members of the public who see Porter to contact the police straight away.”

– Det Sgt Kevin Kelly, Harrogate CID, North Yorkshire Police

Gaza protests planned in Newcastle and Middlesbrough

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Today's protests come after a vigil was held by Grey's Monument on Tuesday 15th July. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Protests are expected in Newcastle and Middlesbrough today to show solidarity with people affected by the current conflict in Gaza.

Both events are planned to start at 11.30am. The one on Teesside will begin at the One Life Centre on Linthorpe Road. Meanwhile, the protest in Newcastle will start at the City Pool on Northumberland Road.

This comes after a vigil was held outside Grey's Monument in Newcastle on Tuesday 15th July.

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Weather: Today

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Today's forecast Credit: Anne Hopper

Low cloud and mist retreating to the coast again, though becoming rather cloudy across all areas later, with one or two light rain showers possible, but also some bright spells.

Maximum temperature 24 °C.

Judo gold for South Shields athlete

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Winner: Sarah Clark is originally from South Shields. Credit: PA
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She now lives north of the border and was competing for Scotland. Credit: PA
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She beat Helene Wezeu Dombeu, from Cameroon, in the under-63kg judo division. Credit: PA
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36-year-old Sarah Clark, a former European champion, quickly delivered victory with an armlock manoeuvre. Credit: PA

Sarah Clark, originally from South Shields, has won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

She beat Helene Wezeu Dombeu, from Cameroon, in the under-63kg judo division.

36-year-old Sarah Clark, a former European champion, quickly delivered victory with an armlock manoeuvre. She now lives north of the border and was competing for Scotland.

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Airshow organisers "disappointed" after cancelling Friday night flying

Organisers of the Sunderland Airshow are "disappointed" that they have had to cancel the flying for Friday night.

The move came after fears over fog and low clouds.

"We are disappointed that, for safety reasons, we have had to cancel the flying programme tonight due to low clouds. However, all the ground activities, including military displays and exhibitions, rides, funfairs and live music, will go ahead as planned."

– Spokesperson, Sunderland Airshow

Sunderland City Council "watching" weekend weather for Airshow

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The Friday night flying programme has been cancelled because of low cloud and fog. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Sunderland City Council have confirmed that they are "watching" the weekend weather forecast after tonight's flying programme was cancelled.

The Friday night flying was cancelled after fears of low clouds and fog.

The bands and ground activities are continuing, but tonight's flying display at the Sunderland International Airshow has been cancelled. This is because there is a bank of low cloud offshore. This is giving poor visibility not only for flyers but for the crowd to see anything. There will still be a fireworks display to end the evening. We are watching the forecast for tomorrow."

– Sunderland City Council
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