A JCB driver had to be rescued today in Newcastle as rising floodwaters swirled around him. He was safely taken onto a waiting raft by rescue teams.
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A police officer who sparked a terror alert by making a hoax 999 call to his own force has had his "unduly lenient" jail term increased.
Autumn weather arrives for the early part of the weekend, brighter on Sunday.
The Prince and Princess are being treated to a petting zoo and a puppet show along with the children of local military families.