Tory and NE peer Lord Bates says he's sure Lord Howell made a slip of the tongue and meant 'delightful' not 'desolate' in ref to North East!
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Remaining windy and mostly cloudy with further outbreaks of rain which will be persistent over the Pennines
Too often, he fails to reach his potential. But scoring at Newcastle three years running means he'll never buy a drink on Wearside again.
Very windy and mild with rain at times