THE Allendale Dalek has been saved - for one year at least.

Members of Tynedale Local Area Council meeting overruled a recommendation from Northumberland County Council planning officers to refuse planning permission for a shed which houses a Dalek outside of Allendale's Museum of Sci-Fi.

Councillors, instead, granted museum owner Neil Cole permission for one year to keep the Dalek in the shed outside his Grade II listed home.

The museum has made headlines across the world since the fight to safeguard the future of the Dr Who character began early in 2019.

More to follow.