British Summer Time begins on Sunday. We may lose an hour in bed but the sun won't set until around 7.37 pm on Sunday evening.Read the full story ›
Starting mild but wet and windy, with gales in exposure as occasionally heavy rain sweeps eastwards. Gusts 50-60mph.
Remaining windy, but becoming brighter and fresher into the afternoon, with blustery showers possible (more likely in the west).
Away from the wind and showers, it will feel warm, with highs to 13°C.
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ITV News Tyne Tees presenter Ian Payne was at St Aidan's Catholic Academy in Sunderland last night to host our Election 2015 School Debate. The aim was to encourage young people to engage in politics and parliament ahead of the election on May 7th. Earlier in the week, students were given the opportunity to question party representatives.
After a chilly start, a dry day will follow with some warm sunny periods and light winds.
The sunshine will tend to become hazy later as high cloud spreads eastwards. Maximum Temperature 9C.
A major new body to promote and support the growth of the North East's automotive industry officially opens for business today.
The North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) is an industry-led organisation which brings together major names including Nissan, Nifco, Komatsu, Sevcon and Hyperdrive.
The industry generates £7 billion in sales for the NorthEast and is responsible for £5.1 billion in exports.
The sector directly employs 26,000 people and impacts on a further 141,000 jobs.
A spokesman says around 8,500 people in the industry are due to retire in the next 10 years, leaving skills gaps - and this is one of the areas NEAA will be working to address.
It will also work at attracting new companies and jobs to the region, supporting business excellence and best practice.
There are many opportunities ahead for companies in the automotive industry in North East England to win new business in the UK and from overseas and to improve their competitiveness and capability. The North East Automotive Alliance will provide the platform for making sure companies in the North East are able to take full advantage.”
Paul Brand meets more parliamentary candidates in our last political programme before the General Election. Watch it here:Read the full story ›