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WATCH: Weatherman Ross joins the Tigers Parachute Display Team

The Sunderland Airshow is this weekend with over a million people expected to head to the east coast for the aerobatic displays

Ross went to the Skydive Academy near Peterlee to get a sneak peek - but ended up getting a bit more involved than he intended...

You can follow the display team on Twitter here: @TigersFFT

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Weather: North East set for hottest day of year with temperatures expected to hit 30C

The region is set for its hottest day of the year so far with temperatures expected to reach 30C.

The hot weather, caused by a warm plume of air that has worked its way northwards from Spain, has prompted health warnings.

Newcastle Quayside. Credit: PA

Public Health England (PHE) is urging people to look out for elderly relatives and friends who may be susceptible to the high temperatures - and to take extra care of young children, babies and those with heath issues.

There are also warnings to stay out of the sun between 11am and 3pm, avoid physical exertion at the hottest times of the day and stay in the shade - and to put on a hat and wear sunscreen.

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