There has been a spell of ice and snow in the North East, but all is not what it seems.
We sent Ross Hutchinson to investigate this sudden cold snap in Newcastle.
Motorists are experiencing severe delays on the A19 as emergency services deal with a car currently on fire.
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The Tongan team have been training at St James' Park ahead of Friday's Rugby World Cup clash with New Zealand.
It will be the second of three matches being played in Newcastle during the tournament.
Almost 1,400 workers on Virgin East Coast, which runs services through the North East, are to be balloted for industrial action over the sacking of a colleague.
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union will vote on whether or not to take action. The union claimed the disciplinary process over the dismissal of a worker based at Edinburgh was "flawed".
Virgin Trains does not believe the action is necessary and says they are in talks to avoid customer disruptions.
“We’re disappointed by the announcement of a ballot by the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) as negotiations with them are still ongoing. We do not believe action is necessary and continue to discuss this issue with the union to avoid any disruption to customers.”
Scotland's Rugby World Cup team have been doing the Captain's Run at St James' Park this morning.
It's ahead of their Rugby World Cup match against Samoa on Saturday in Newcastle.
They lost their last match at the NUFC ground last Saturday 34 - 16 against South Africa.
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