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Weather: The Beast is back

After a mild few days cold weather is set to return.

Next weekend could see a similar set up that brought snow and ice to the region.

The so-called 'Beast from the East' is heading back this way.

It could mean temperatures will struggle to get to 3C by Saturday.

There is still time for the set up to change - so keep an eye on the forecast.

Police continue to investigate disappearance of man on DFDS ferry between Amsterdam and North Shields

Credit: Northumbria Police

Northumbria Police say they are continuing to investigate the disappearance of a man on a DFDS ferry travelling between Amsterdam and North Shields.

The passenger, Terrence Murphy, aged 67, from Melbourne, Australia, was travelling on board the ferry but did not depart the vessel upon arrival in North Shields.

The force says enquiries are ongoing to trace Terrence and establish the circumstances around his disappearance.

Offices are concerned for his welfare and are carrying out enquiries to locate him and are asking for the public’s help.

He is described as being white, 5ft 7in, medium build and with medium length grey hair.

His next of kin have been contacted and police are now asking Terrence, or anyone with any information, to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting log 413 08/03/18.

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