Organisers of this year's Durham Regatta have announced that racing has been cancelled due to heavy rainfall that has hit the region.

Following a further review of the state of the river and the current weather forecast the Regatta Race and Technical Committee has taken the decision to abandon racing for both Saturday and Sunday.

Durham Regatta spokesperson

Organisers say they are more than ready for 2020 and look forward to welcoming spectators and competitors next year.