Police believe a body pulled from the River Tyne is that of a missing man from Hebburn.
24-year-old Craig Millward left the Pop World bar in Newcastle at around 12.05am on Tuesday 5 May. He was then seen at 1.30am on Green Lane in Gateshead. Police believe he was heading to his home in Hebburn when he went missing.
The body, which was pulled from the river at the weekend, has not yet been formally identified.
Teesside’s Transporter Bridge will be closed to vehicles for up to two months because of ongoing work to prevent flooding.
The work is designed to protect hundreds of homes in Port Clarence from flooding.
The bridge will be closed to motorists, but still open to cyclists and pedestrians, from Monday (8th June).
It is part of a multi-million pound scheme designed to lessen the flood risk to around 350 homes and 32 businesses.
A 35-metre section of the road on the approach to the bridge, which is currently a flooding risk, will be raised by around half a metre.
The Environment Agency says the work will take up to two months but could be completed sooner.
Atomic Kitten are to play at a free outdoor concert on Tyneside this summer.
The girlband, who have sold more than eight million records worldwide, will be performing at Bents Park, South Shields on Sunday July 12 as part of the South Tyneside Festival 2015.
The open air gig will be co-headlined by boyband 5ive, with support from South Shields band, The Waiters.
A man is in a serious condition in hospital after being stabbed in Sunderland.
Officers were called to Rawmarsh Road at around 4.30 am this morning (Wednesday, June 3).
The 35-year-old was taken to hospital with several cuts to his arm and head.
After a fairly cloudy but dry start to the day cloud breaks will occur leading to some prolonged sunny spells during the afternoon.
Winds will continue to ease through the day and it will feel quite pleasant. Maximum Temperature 16C.
Adam Johnson has pleaded not guilty to three counts of sexual activity with a child under 16.
The 27-year-old Sunderland player, who appeared in the dock at Durham Crown Court dressed in a grey suit and white shirt, also denied one charge of grooming.
Johnson entered the court surrounded by his legal team, and spoke to enter his not guilty pleas.
The winger was arrested in March after he was accused of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.
Johnson, who lives in Castle Eden, County Durham, began his career at Middlesbrough before moving to Manchester City and then Sunderland for £10 million in 2012.