A generally dry day with some bright or sunny spells through the morning and early afternoon but clouding over later.
Feeling warmer than Wednesday. Maximum Temperature 14C.
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John Burton, the man who was Tony Blair's constituency agent, says he has great difficulty seeing a Labour government in the next 30 years.Read the full story ›
Ed Sheeran will perform for ten thousand fans a night when he makes a stop at the Metro Radio Arena as part of his world tour.Read the full story ›
Iain Wright, Labour MP for Hartlepool, has announced he will not be seeking re-election.
In a tweet he said it had been 'an enormous privilege' to serve his home town.
Police in County Durham are appealing for help to trace missing Catherine Garsed. She was last seen wearing a blue hoody.
Officers believe she could be in Edinburgh.
Anyone with information is asked to call 101.
Cloudier than on Tuesday, with a little light rain possible for a time on hills, dying away during the afternoon to perhaps reveal some late sunny intervals.
Maximum Temperature 11C.
High pressure brings settled but chilly weather.Read the full story ›
Theresa May will refuse to take part in televised leaders' debates in the run-up to the June 8 general election, Number 10 sources have indicated.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn threw down the gauntlet to the Prime Minister with a direct challenge on Twitter saying: "If this General Election is about leadership, as Theresa May said this morning, she should not be dodging head-to-head TV debates."
But a Downing Street source indicated that the Prime Minister would flatly reject any proposal for a TV showdown, telling the Press Association: "Our answer is No."
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron accused Mrs May of "bottling" the debates and urged broadcasters to "empty chair" her if she refused to take part.