Results reflect national picture, as big two lose out
BBC political editor
It's not over - it's far, far from over.
Many hundreds of seats are yet to declare. Many individual political stories yet to be told. So be very aware - the final shape of wins and losses for the government and the main opposition is unclear.
But at this stage of the morning, there is one message to both of the main parties at Westminster from this enormous set of elections - it's not us, it's both of you.
Local elections are about different issues in our villages, towns and cities. But at count after count, Tory and Labour candidates have been paying the price for Westminster's failure so far to settle the Brexit question. Council leaders from both parties saying openly that voters can't trust them any more because of how they have dealt with the issue - whether that is a sentiment among Leave voters in Sunderland who don't trust that we'll ever leave, or Remain voters in Bath who are furious that we likely will.
Or more simply maybe, now we are nearly three years on from the referendum itself, this is a verdict on the competence of Westminster's biggest parties, on the mess of handling Brexit.
The beneficiaries? A Lib Dem recovery of sorts, a marked pick-up for the Greens, and independent councillors gobbling up seats in different pockets of the country. By traditional measures at this early stage, Labour is far from making the strides of a party marching towards Number 10. The Tories have so far escaped the worst. But their divisions over Brexit have cost them both - and neither of them have an obvious way out.
Footage of life-saving open heart surgery performed on the street to save the life of a young man is being used to help train other medical teams.
The man was stabbed in County Durham and had gone into cardiac arrest by the time a Great North Air Ambulance Service helicopter arrived.
If you are going to watch Avengers: Endgame tonight, stay extra focused, because Durham Cathedral is in the film.
But spotting it might not be easy - the building was changed to keep with he context of the movie.
The Russo brothers, who directed the film, said: "Durham Cathedral is stunning and one of the great cathedrals of Europe. It’s beautiful.
"The movie is of an incredible scale and we need locations like Durham Cathedral to satisfy that level of scale.
"It won’t be represented as what it is, it is standing in for something else in the film, but there will be a significant amount of it in the film."
The directors even found the time to talk to the Very Reverend Andrew Tremlett, Dean of Durham.
He said: "Throughout the filming period, the crew firmly respected our core purpose of worship as a living church, as we allowed them to use this special space to bring the age-old story of good versus evil to life.
"My colleagues and I are extremely excited to see the final product and how our beautiful cathedral will appear on screen."
Endgame will see the superheroes preparing to fight Thanos for the final time.