Hundreds of people are at the funeral of a North East paramedic at St Mary's Cathedral in Middlesbrough. Chris Allen, 54, died after a brain haemorrhage whilst on a callout last month.
His colleagues formed a line of honour.
Police are appealing for help to trace missing Kathleen Holdroyd, 67.
Kathleen lives with family in Plawsworth Road in Sacriston and has mental health issues. She left the house in a distressed state on February 10.
Police are concerned for her welfare and are asking anyone with information to call them on 101.
Cloud will quickly increase with a few showers spreading southwards, these wintry over higher ground.
Some brighter spells may return before dusk.
Chilly with light winds. Then sharp frost overnight.
Maximum Temperature 4°C.
New contracts could be imposed on junior doctors by the Health Secretary after union leaders rejected his "best and final offer".
The Government's chief negotiator, Sir David Dalton, had warned talks were at "the end of the road" should the British Medical Association not endorse his latest offer by Wednesday afternoon.
Instead the BMA again called on the Health Secretary to accept its own proposed pay model and withdraw his threat to force through changes, even though the Government has refused to "remove that from the table".
A 24-hour strike by medics will end at 8am today.
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