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Very windy with scattered showers, mainly over the Cheviots and Pennines, where they may be wintry at times.
Some sunny spells are also expected, mainly in more sheltered eastern areas. Feeling noticeably colder. Maximum Temperature 6C.
Police investigating a murder in Sunderland are appealing for a taxi driver to come forward.
David Wilson was found dead in a property on Southwick Road on 14 December.
A 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of his murder. He has now been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
At 4:18am on 14 December, police received a report from a man saying he had been mugged near to the Post Office cash machine in Southwick Green.
Officers believe that between 4:09am and 4:15am the victim flagged down a taxi in the Southwick Green area who stopped and spoke to him.
An appeal has been launched for the taxi driver to come forward and contact police as soon as possible, as he may have information that could help with the enquiry.
Police have launched an investigation after a man's death in Sunderland.
Officers were called to Toward Road after a report of men with guns inside the address last night.
It was established that the report was false and had come from an address in Wetherby Road - police attended that address and spoke with the caller.
While at the address the caller, a 36-year-old man, became unwell and an ambulance was called to the address.
He was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital where he died.
Enquiries are ongoing and will be referred to the IPCC.
It will be noticeably colder and very windy with scattered showers, these wintry over higher ground.
Some bright or sunny spells are also expected, mainly in more sheltered areas. Maximum Temperature 5C.
Drier and clearer conditions developing across the area, with a few blustery showers expected, these mainly over the Pennines.
Widespread frost developing, fairly early in sheltered areas. Winds increasing again, locally strong over high ground, after midnight. Minimum Temperature -1C.
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Cloudy and mild, with outbreaks of rain throughout the day, locally persistent over the Pennines.
More sheltered eastern areas staying mainly dry throughout, with some brightness at times.
Windy with gales in places, although winds easing after dark. Maximum Temperature 12C.
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