Tyne Tees Weather - Next Few Days

Although fresher, it will stay reasonably warm for the next few days. A mainly dry start the week but increased risk of showers by Wednesday

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Big screen showing for Tour de France and Commonwealth Games in York

After what's been billed as the grandest Grand Depart the Tour de France has ever seen, residents and visitors will be able to see all the action from the final two stages on a large screen in York today.

Stage 20 and 21 of the Tour de France and the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will be shown in St Sampson's Square. Also featured will be the inaugural La Course by Le Tour which has attracted the world's leading female cyclists will also be screened.

"This is a great opportunity for the city to come out and support the Tour de France again. People will be able to see the culmination of a great three weeks of sport that started in York and Yorkshire with the Grand Depart."

– Cllr Sonja Crisp, Cabinet member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, York City Council
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Drinkers breath-tested at Scarborough bars

Breathalysers have been used outside town centre bars in Scarborough for the first time in a pilot scheme to help stop people who have had too much to drink from getting in. Door staff used breathalyser kits on Saturday night to help them gauge whether drinkers were in a fit state to enter the premises.

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Breathalysers used outside Scarborough's bars Credit: Lion Laboratories

The Safer Communities Partnership, which is behind the scheme, says a breath/alcohol reading of three times the drink-drive limit or higher could greatly increase the chances of someone being refused entry.

“Breathalyser readings will help door staff make informed decisions about whether someone should or shouldn’t be allowed entry and should help reduce the flashpoints that are created when people are overly intoxicated.”

– Tony Snow, Scarborough Pubwatch

The breath-testing kits were used in St Nicholas Street and surrounding areas, where there has been a history of disorder and nuisance fuelled by alcohol. The trial will be repeated on August 9 before a widescale campaign planned for late autumn addressing so-called "pre-loading" - the drinking of alcohol before heading out.

Scarborough is one of 20 Local Alcohol Action Areas - towns that have been selected by the Government to trial initiatives to combat drink-fuelled crime and disorder and the damage caused to people’s health.

Tyne Tees Weather - Sunday

Looking across the Derwent Valley TRACEY LAING, Consett

Feeling noticeably fresher than in recent days, though remaining on the warm side of average.

Mainly dry with sunny spells during the morning. Scattered, heavy and possibly thundery showers will develop by midday and during the afternoon. Highs to 21C

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Saturday's Tyne Tees weather update with Kerrie

A bright, warm and humid end to the evening with perhaps some scattered heavy showers, these becoming more likely overnight with a risk of thunder. Becoming drier, clearer and a little fresher by dawn. Lows 14 °C.

Feeling noticeably fresher than recent days on Sunday, though still quite warm. Mainly dry with sunny spells during the morning. Scattered heavy and possibly thundery showers developing by midday and into the afternoon. Highs 21 °C.

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