A vehicle recovery operation will take place on October 2 after a dramatic rescue at Hartlepool docks. An HGV tipped over the quay with the driver inside. He was rescued unhurt by the fire brigade.
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Icy first thing and windy, with wintry showers lingering further south, especially at the coast. Brighter elsehwere
Emma brings you Saturday's forecast
Longest spell of winter so far. Bitterly cold with further wintry showers