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There is an increased chance of catching the Northern Lights over Northern England and Scotland over the next few weeks.
A combination of space weather phenomena are a good sign for stargazers.
A high speed solar wind stream heading towards Earth will disturb our magnetic fields - and that could lead to a spectacular light show.
We are now in a period, lasting a few weeks, where factors are working together to increase the chances of geomagnetic disturbances, which in turn bring with them the aurora.
The strength of the disturbance directly relates to how far south the aurora is visible (or how far north if you are in the southern hemisphere), and of course you need clear skies to see it.
The weather tonight will be best in the west for Aurora spotting - with more cloud clinging to the east coast.
But if you miss out tonight do not worry - this set up is going to last for a little while yet.
You can see more on the Northern Lights [here](We are now in a period, lasting a few weeks, where these two factors are working together to increase the chances of geomagnetic disturbances, which in turn bring with them the aurora. The strength of the disturbance directly relates to how far south the aurora is visible (or how far north if you are in the southern hemisphere),
Cleveland Police say specially trained officers are continuing to support the family of a 13-year-old boy who died in Middlesbrough on Monday October 5th.
Enquiries are ongoing into the death, at an address in the Acklam area, which is currently being treated as unexplained.
A post-mortem examination is due to be held tomorrow, Thursday October 8th.
The boy has not been named but his school has issued a statement paying tribute.
We are devastated as a school community to find out about the passing away of this young man.
He was bright, talented, a former Student Leader and a great ambassador for his year group and our school.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this very difficult time.
We are supporting students and staff in school within or Pastoral system and through ARC Services, including help and advice from trained bereavement counsellors."
37 people have been arrested across Sunderland and South Tyneside in two targeted days of action.
On Wednesday and Friday, officers targeted people wanted in connection with a number of crimes. Search warrants were also carried out in South Shields, Washington and Southwick.
In South Shields, one woman was arrested at Brownlow Road on suspicion of possession of drugs. She has been bailed. A number of items were seized.
A small cannabis farm was recovered at an address in Malvern Street. And, after a search warrant was carried out an address in Westheath Road in Hendon, drugs and drugs paraphernalia were recovered. A 28-year-old man has been released on police bail after being arrested.
One man, aged 43, was also arrested on suspicion of 15 thefts in North Yorkshire, Durham and Northumbria areas.
34 men and women were arrested after being wanted or breaching bail for a number of offences including theft, robbery, domestic incident and burglary.
"Our number one priority is protecting the public and making our communities even safer and we do this day in day out by targeting criminals who cause the most harm.
"Information we receive from members of the public is absolutely crucial to us in our efforts to ensure those responsible for committing crimes are quickly identified and arrested and I would encourage anyone who has information about any criminal or anti-social behaviour to please come forward and speak to us.
"I want our communities to continue to work with us by getting in touch, discuss your concerns and be reassured we will respond to those concerns."
The Prime Minister has told ITV News more financial help could be made available to workers who have lost their jobs at SSI UK.
David Cameron said it is very difficult for the Redcar workforce, but the business had never been out of losses and did not have a secure future,
He also said he is making sure the Communities Secretary, Greg Clark, and Business Secretary, Sajid Javid, do everything they can to help people through the £80 million rescue package, and senior cabinet ministers have been visiting Redcar to listen to workers' concerns.
Speaking to political correspondent Paul Brand, the Prime Minister addressed worries the bulk of the package would go on redundancies, not training opportunities:
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