Warm sunshine developing inland but also some isolated heavy, perhaps thundery, showers.Read the full story ›
Two high-profile charity campaigners and award-winning journalist are among local heroes recognised in the Queen's birthday honours list.Read the full story ›
The budget retail store, Poundworld, looks set to go into administration putting around 5,300 jobs at risk.Read the full story ›
A three-month celebration which starts on Friday 22 June and finishes on the weekend of the Great North Run, Sunday 9 September, 2018.Read the full story ›
37 year old Lee Ridley from Consett has won the final of the ITV show Britain's Got Talent.
Lee has cerebral palsy which has left him unable to speak and uses a tablet computer to deliver his comedy routine, performing as Lost Voice Guy.
Winning the series means Lee picks up the £250,000 prize and a spot on the Royal Variety Performance.
Some brightness developing in the north during the morning, before clouding over again as showery rain spreads across the region later, locally heavy.
The far north staying drier. Cooler. Maximum temperature 16 °C.