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North East wakes up to stunning sunrise

It's been a beautiful morning across the region. Our Good Morning Britain presenter Rachel Sweeney captured this sunrise this morning. We'd like to see your snaps. Can you beat this Gateshead photograph? Tweet @ITVTyneTees or email


Vera Baird: Government must think about police cuts in wake of terror attacks

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria has called for adequate police funding to tackle terrorism in the wake of recent attacks in Paris, Brussels and Mali in what she calls a 'major and increasing focus' for the police.

Speaking from the association of Police and Crime Commissioners summit in Manchester, she is one of many PCCs that have written to the Home Secretary calling on her to halt further cuts.

There is no doubt about it - further cuts to our budget will impact on neighbourhood policing. Today, I have just listened to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner telling the conference that neighbourhood police are 'the eyes and ears' of counter terrorism, 'a vital link' in our security coverage.

The message from police and crime commissioners to the Home Secretary is loud and clear - we need officers on the frontline gathering intelligence and keeping our communities safe.

While I am committed to making best use of resources - enough is enough - community safety must be our priority."

– Vera Baird, PCC Northumbria Police


Weather: Tuesday

Credit: David Thompson

Staying breezy on Tuesday with scattered showers through the day, especially in the west.

Some east coastal districts may become mostly dry by late morning with some brighter interludes developing.

Maximum Temperature 7°C.

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