It may still feel very much like winter, but for the National Trust, the 'summer' season is just beginning.
Some of the region's favourite tourist attractions open their doors to visitors again after closing for the winter.
The venues include Souter Lighthouse in Whitburn; Wallington, near Morpeth; and Cragside near Rothbury. Between them, they welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors every year from March to November.
A cold and windy day after early frost and ice, with bright or sunny intervals and scattered wintry showers - giving further accumulations over the Cheviots and Pennines.
Winds will remain cold and strong, adding a significant windchill to struggling temperatures, highs around 5C.
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ITV Tyne Tees has been named Best News Programme by the North East Royal Television Society.
Tyne Tees picked up the award, at the regional RTS ceremony last night, for its Tour de France Special programme.
Presenter Pam Royle was also named Presenter of the Year Award for the second year in a row.
A chilly morning with gales and frequent showers over the Pennines.
Fewer showers further east with more in the way of brighter intervals.
Winds easing slightly by dusk, but dragging in colder air.
Afternoon highs 5-7°C
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On a tour of the North East today, the Chancellor George Osborne made a series of promises which he claimed would help create 50,000 jobs.Read the full story ›
Pam Royle, the face of ITV Tyne Tees for more than 30 years, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Chronicle Sunshine Fund.
The annual Glass Slipper Awards honours the achievements of exceptional women in the North East.
The Chronicle Sunshine Fund provides specialised equipment to children with disabilities in the North East, and Pam Royle is a patron of the charity.