Thunderstorms have disrupted traffic in some parts of the country for a second day. Northumbria Police say the Central Motorway in Newcastle has been closed because of floods.
Other roads have also been affected.
The Central Motorway southbound is currently closed at the junction with the Coast Road while flood water is cleared. Diversions are in place. Drivers are reminded to allow extra time for journeys, to reduce speed and to drive carefully.
More top news
Zalkalns was jailed in his native Latvia for eight years in 1988 after he admitted killing his wife with a piece of electrical equipment.
The family of a woman who died in a queue of ambulances outside hospital are demanding action so that this doesn't happen again.
Torture is so routine in Nigeria that some police stations appoint an 'officer in charge of torture' according to Amnesty International UK.