Six former British soldiers, including three from this region, have been told today that they will go on trial in India on weapons charges.Read the full story ›
Isolated heavy, and possibly severe thunderstorms are expected to develop late Wednesday afternoon across parts of Northern England and Southern Scotland.
Some torrential downpours are possible leading to localised surface water flooding, with hail and frequent lightning also possible hazards.
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Six Britons detained in India for 21 months over alleged weapons offences have been told this morning that they will go on trial.
One of the men is Nick Dunn from Ashington.
He was part of a crew providing security for shipping - which also included Paul Towers from York and Nicholas Simpson from Catterick.
Police in India have successfully appealed an earlier decision to drop the charges.
A dry morning with periods of strong sunshine helping temperatures to rise quickly.
Becoming hot through the afternoon, and this could trigger some thunderstorms.
Breezy, especially along the coast. Maximum Temperature 29°C.
Watch Gregg Easteal's full interview with Paul Short - the man from Northumberland hailed a hero after checking on victims of the gunman while he stood just yards away.
Paul Short from Wooler, an ex-Territorial soldier, was on holiday with his wife. They were in their hotel room when he heard what he knew to be gunfire.
A mixed picture over the next few days - summer is here, but there's a price to pay.Read the full story ›
As forecast the mercury has been climbing today.
Temperatures rose to above 30C in London with many parts of our region not too far off.
There is more hot weather on the way tomorrow BUT it could spark some thundery downpours later in the day.
A warning has been issued for the north - details here: