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Largely cloudy with patchy light rain to begin Saturday.
It will gradually becoming dry through the morning with some bright or sunny intervals likely for the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 8C.
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It was a spectacular day to look to the skies - if the cloud was considerate enough to clear.
Ross went to Kielder Observatory to join a team of keen astronomers.
This stunning photograph of the solar eclipse by Mike Ridley from Durham shows the Moon passing in front of the sun, also known as the transit.
Mr Ridley took the picture in his back garden in Belmont.
He said the 12 images were taken through gaps in the clouds that hampered observers all over the UK.
The Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird, has confirmed she has launched a misconduct investigation into Chief Constable, Sue Sim.
It follows complaints from officers within the force that the Chief Constable failed to treat them with respect and courtesy.
“I am now in a position to respond to recent rumours about the Chief Constable of Northumbria Police.
“Over the past few days, I have sought clarification about the issues raised by some officers. I am now clear that they wish to make complaints against the Chief Constable of Northumbria Police which merit investigation.
“The first step in the statutory process in such a situation is for me to assess the severity of any such complaint and I have done so.
“I have told the Chief Constable that there is a prima facie case to be investigated as to whether she is guilty of misconduct.
“The nature of the complaints to be investigated is that the Chief Constable may have fallen short of her duty as a police officer to treat colleagues with respect and courtesy.
“I have appointed Mr Joel Bennathan, QC of Doughty Street Chambers, London, a Recorder of the Crown Court, to carry out that investigation.
“Chief Constable Sim will not be suspended and this is not currently an investigation into gross misconduct.”
There is no further information at this time.
The Chief Constable of Northumbria Police is being investigated for misconduct after complaints of discourtesy from officers.
"I have this afternoon been formally notified by my Police and Crime Commissioner that she has received complaints from a group of officers containing allegations about my behaviour.
"She has determined, in accordance with police regulations, that the matter will be investigated.
"I have advised her that I will, of course, co-operate fully with the investigation and I am keen to do so at the earliest opportunity in the interests of Northumbria Police and the public we serve.
"It would not be appropriate for me to make any further comment at this time."
Police on Wearside are appealing for witnesses following an arson at a house in Washington.
It happened in Stridingedge in Blackfell at 1.12am on Friday March 20.
No one was inside the property at the time.
Two youths wearing dark clothing were seen in the rear garden before the fire started. Police are appealing for them to come forward.
Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious is asked to contact police.