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UK Weather Forecast: Chilly winds in the North East bring the risk of wintry showers

This Evening and Tonight:

Some clear spells, but generally it will be rather cloudy overnight with further showers.

Some showers merging to give longer spells of rain, especially across the Pennines. It will continue to feel cold in the brisk wind. Minimum temperature 3 °C.

Tuesday:

Remaining cold with further showers and strong easterly winds which will be gusty in nature.

Showers will be heavy and become prolonged. Showers turning wintry across higher ground. Maximum temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Winds easing, but it will remain cold with showers or longer spells of rain, these wintry across hills. Risk of frost and icy patches overnight.

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Local newspaper group sold to new owner

Johnston Press, which owns nine local newspapers in the North East and North Yorkshire, has been sold.

The company was placed into administration with £220 million in debt. Its businesses and assets have now been sold by the Administrators to a newly formed group of companies run by the holders of the debt.

Johnston Press says the sale will preserve jobs and ensure business will carry on as normal.

UK Weather Forecast: Cloudy today but brighter for the North East for weekend

This Evening and Tonight:

Damp but mild during the evening, with extensive low cloud brought inland on a southeasterly breeze, with this cloud thick enough to produce a little drizzle at times.

Becoming cooler generally towards dawn, however frost is not expected. Minimum temperature 6 °C.

Saturday:

Rather cloudy and damp during the morning, with further spots of drizzle.

The cloud is liable to develop some breaks during the afternoon, as colder but brighter conditions arrive. Maximum temperature 10 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Dry with sunshine on Sunday, although generally colder with an easterly breeze.

Becoming cloudier into the working week, with the wind bringing scattered showers and some hill snow.

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