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A chilly and frosty start, followed by a cloudy and cool but dry day for most, with some bright or sunny spells.
Maximum temperature 11 °C.
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The Labour Party is now accepting applications in its recruitment of MPs in the following areas across the region:
- Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
- North West Durham
- Penrith & the Border
- Stockton South
- Harrogate & Knaresborough
- Richmond (Yorks)
- Scarborough & Whitby
- Skipton & Ripon
- Thirsk & Malton
- York Outer
A disqualified driver led police on a three-mile high-speed pursuit in a car taken after a house burglary three days earlier, a court has heard.
Lee Anthony Chapman was driving above the speed limit on country roads in County Durham and made a series of manoeuvres described as 'risky' in a bid to escape the police.
He was eventually stopped when officers deployed a 'stinger' device to deflate the tyres of the vehicle.
Chapman, from West Auckland was driving a Ford Mondeo previously stolen during a '2 in 1' burglary in March 2017.
The 23-year-old, whose previous motoring convictions meant he was already supposed to be banned from the roads until at least 2021, was jailed for a total of 20 months at Durham Crown Court earlier this week.
One lane is blocked and there is slow traffic on the A1(M) northbound because of an accident.
The incident took place before J63 A167 / A183 (Chester-le-Street). Lane one (of two) is blocked.
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Continuing rather cloudy, with some limited sunny intervals possible for a time before a spell of rain later in the afternoon introduces clearer and colder conditions overnight.
Maximum temperature 13 °C.