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Whale causes a splash off the North East Coast

Footage of a whale off the east coast has been causing a splash.

The video shows, what appears to be a lone whale, breaching the water and performing several 'tail slaps'.

The whale was caught on camera by fisherman Darren Senior last week - around 15 miles north east of the River Tyne.

ORCA - an organisation that looks out for whales and dolphins off our coast- say they are confident it is a humpback whale.

Humpbacks are sometimes spotted in the North Sea, with the majority of sightings happening between May and September.

Over 1,000 homes across the region left without power during wintry weather

Almost 1,100 homes across the Tyne Tees region are without power after wintry weather hit the North East on Friday morning.

In Bamburgh, in Northumberland, 170 homes are without power and Northern Powergrid say power may not be restored until later on Friday afternoon.

If you're affected by power outages, you can check for an estimated restore time below.

There are also homes in North Tyneside, Teesside, South Tyneside, Wearside and County Durham without power.

Northern Powergrid estimates power will be restored in stages throughout Friday between 10.45am and 3pm.

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