Most of the rain should have cleared away by Monday morning. Just some drizzle over the Pennines and the Cheviots, murky over the tops
According to the Met Office, today is the last day of summer! Fine and bright today. Turning wet tonight
Dry and fine on Sunday, with good sunny spells rather than unbroken sunshine
36 staff from Rowlands Accountants are covering the length and breadth of the North East region as they undertake a gruelling relay challenge across the weekend to raise money for three local charities.
The “Round Rowlands Run” will see a relay team, lead by John Grimshaw from Benton, Newcastle, tackle over 220 kilometres in the course of the three days during which they will run to the firm’s six North East offices.
The distance is equivalent to running six marathons.
The staff are raising money for three charities:
Sunderland AFC owner Ellis Short upped the stakes in the North East rivalry by nominating three prominent personnel at Newcastle United to take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Short posted a video of his own challenge on Sunderland's youtube channel as centre-back pairing West Brown and John O'Shea doused him in water beside the Stadium of Light pitch.
He nominated Newcastle owner, Mike Ashley, Manager Alan Pardew and player Jack Colback.
And now, Alan Pardew and Jack Colback has stepped up to the challenge, posting their own video on Newcastle United's youtube channel (see below).
Police are appealing for information after 25 reports of fuel pipes being cut in order to take the fuel from vehicles.
The incidents took place overnight on the 20th, 21st, 22nd, 24th and 25th August on the Ladgate ward and Marton ward in Middlesbrough.
Anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously around vehicles in the areas are asked to contact the police.
Rain will clear from the west during the morning with some sunny spells developing.
However, further showery rain is likely to move eastwards across the area from mid-afternoon. Maximum temperature 21 °C.