Cloudy at first with some fog patches possible, but soon brightening up to give a dry day with some sunny spells.
Winds lighter today - so an improvement for the coastline compared to the weekend. Feeling warmer than on Sunday with inland highs 13°C.
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Fine and mostly dry with some sunny spells for the first half of the new working weekRead the full story ›
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Mostly fine and dry with sunny spells for the rest of Saturday. Cloudier, cooler with the risk of rain/drizzle into SundayRead the full story ›
Mainly dry with some sunny spells, most prevalent through the morning.
A little cloudier in the afternoon, with an isolated shower possible. Maximum Temperature 11C.
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The Ministry of Justice has confirmed that there "there is no intention to investigate" the Northumbria Police and Crime Commission's decision to award taxpayers' money to a charity she is involved in.
Earlier today, April 16, Vera Baird stood by her decision to pay for the services Victims' First Northumbria, which supports people who've been affected by crime.
My decision to establish a charity in order to deliver the highest quality of victims' services to the public of Northumbria is the right model for our region.
All Ministry of Justice procedures and protocols have been adhered to throughout.
The MoJ have also said there will be no investigation into the setting up of the charity.
"Victims First Northumbria has got off to a great start helping over 550 people in just over two weeks.
"As Police and Crime Commissioner, I received funding from the Ministry of Justice to ensure I provide an outstanding service to victims of crime.
"I looked at a number of options, as did all Police and Crime Commissioners, to ensure we would offer excellent value for money and a service that always put victims first and addresses their every need.
"It is clear the model that I have chosen was the best for our region. Victims First Northumbria is unique in that it will give victims one point of contact for all their needs and support.
"All Ministry of Justice procedures and protocols were adhered to. I am confident the team of coordinators will show that the decisions taken to create Victims First Northumbria were the right ones."