A HISTORIC flypast will not be going ahead as planned due to weather conditions, a spokesperson for the company has confirmed.

A Second World War Spitfire was due to fly over 16 hospitals in the North-East as part of a nationwide tribute to our NHS workers today.

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It had been due to fly over hospitals in Teesside and Darlington Memorial Hospital this morning, before heading across to County Durham and Tyne and Wear.

But a spokeswoman said the flight had to return to its base at RAF Duxford following a deterioration of weather conditions in the Leeds area.

They said the North-East section of the route would not be completed today, but promised to complete the route in coming weeks.

Lucy Stevens of the Aircraft Restoration Company said: "We are having to cancel most of today's routes due to the weather, we will still be doing routes to Carlisle and Cumbernauld later.

"We will doing a flypast for the North-East seperately and will release the details of that later on."