ITV Tyne Tees reporter Gregg Easteal is tweeting from inside the court:
"Lisa French tells inquest after going to Australia with PC Rathband he then told her he wanted to try a 3 month reconciliation with his wife."
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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