High tides, strong winds, snow and powercuts have hit the North East. here is what we know so far.Read the full story ›
Mr Balen has since been found.
Police appealing for help to locate a missing man from County Durham who has Parkinson's disease.
Warren Balen, 65 and from Northfield Close, was last seen leaving a friend's house in Stanley on 12 January.
His family have not heard from him since then and are concerned for his welfare.
He is believed to be driving a silver Citroen Picasso car with the registration NK63YOY.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101.
As part of national funding, the North East is set to receive a share of £1.2billion to improve roads across the region.Read the full story ›
Cold and windy with coastal gales.
Otherwise mostly dry and bright with just the odd wintry shower near the coast, mainly affecting Teesside and North Yorkshire.
Maximum Temperature 3 °C.
Durham Police say 15 vehicles have crashed on the northbound A19 between Peterlee and Easington.
Northern Powergrid has confirmed that over 600 homes are without power on Tyneside.
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