Rather cloudy with some spells of light rain during the morning, and perhaps some brighter skies in the east.
Thicker cloud and rain likely during the afternoon.
Feeling rather warm. Maximum Temperature 14C.
Multi-platinum-selling rapper Tinie Tempah has announced a return to the North East for Marina Live.Read the full story ›
New statistics from the RSPCA show the North East has some of the highest numbers of people convicted of animal cruelty offences in the country.
Across the whole of the North of England, the number of complaints investigated by the charity rose by over 5% last year.
Cases include a dog stamped on and thrown down stairs, and a dog who went blind through neglect. **Warning - contains distressing images**Read the full story ›
A radio station in Darlington that broadcasts to County Durham and North Yorkshire will be coming off the airwaves, it has announced.
Star Radio on 102-107FM will stop airing from Friday 31st March. The station is home to news, weather, traffic, local information and updates.
It comes after a financial decision was made today, on Tuesday 28th March.
After a period of settled and fine weather - rain is waiting to move in.Read the full story ›
Shoppers in the region got a glimpse of the new 12-sided £1 coin as it enters circulation today, and starts to edge out the old "round pound" after more than 30 years.
The treasury claims it's the hardest coin to fake in the world with built in security features - around one in thirty of the old coins are counterfeit.
Helen Pearson went to find out more and speak to locals for their views:
One in six local roads will need to be repaired or even closed within the next five years, according to a new report.Read the full story ›