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Text Santa: Supporting children in hospices

All this week we've be hearing about how some of the money being raised for Text Santa will benefit people right here in the region, ahead of tonight's live programme on ITV.

St Oswald's Hospice in Newcastle receives support from Together for Short Lives - a national charity that supports children's hospices in the UK.

Here's Deborah and Isabelle's story:

This year's beneficiaries are Alzheimer's Society, The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Teenage Cancer Trust, Together for Short Lives and WellChild.

Weather: Turning colder overnight

Credit: Lee Pearce

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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