A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.Read the full story ›
Police in the centre of Newcastle have been demonstrating how they would be able to test drivers who they believe had taken drugs before getting behind the wheel.
A new law came into force today to allow officers to use roadside drug detection kits.
At the moment they will detect certain recreational and class A drugs, but could soon be used to check for some prescription medicines as well.
Chief Inspector John Heckels from Northumbria Police explains how the tests will be carried out:
Further heavy, wintry showers are expected overnight Monday and into Tuesday.
Snow will fall to low levels in places in Scotland and Northern Ireland, with localised accumulations of 1 to 3 cm, while snow-cover will be more widespread over hills here, with around 4-8 cm possible above around 200m, especially in the west.
Wales and northern areas of England will see snow chiefly over higher ground, with more than 5 cm in places but with some accumulations possible at low levels too.
Ice will be an additional hazard across much of northern Britain.
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.
Kerrie Gosney brings you Sunday night's forecastRead the full story ›
Cold with wintry showers overnight and on Monday.Read the full story ›
Cold air from Canada will turn showers wintry overnight into Monday morning. Snow could settle over higher routes. Icy patches possibleRead the full story ›