ITV Local Hero 2012, Tyne Tees and Border winner, Wendy Brading describes the humbling experience of being nominated and urges anyone thinking of nominating someone this year to "just do it, don't waste time".
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The Met Office have issued a yellow "Be Aware" warning of strong winds for the region for Sunday into Monday
Emma Jesson brings you Saturday night's forecast
Christmas Eve could be rather frosty and at present, Christmas Day looks like being cold and clear with one or two wintry showers