Snow has been falling overnight, it has caused a few problems on the region's roads but also some picturesque scenes, like these ones at Rowlands Gill.
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Alan Shearer and a host of other people have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the Newcastle United's former tea-lady Kath Cassidy.
Former defender Woodgate has rejoined the Premier League club as first-team coach
Kath Cassidy served the club for more than 50 years and became a popular figure with managers, players and the media