Seaside towns Whitley Bay and Amble have each secured over £1 million of government regeneration funding.
The money will go toward restoring the Spanish City Dome in Whitley Bay, on North Tyneside and creating a harbour village in Amble, in Northumberland.
A fishing boat with six crew has been escorted to the River Tyne after a fire broke on board. The trawler, Replenish, was fishing for prawns 30 miles off the Northumberland coast.
A lifeboat from Amble went out to Replenish but the crew had managed to put the fire out. She was escorted to North Shields and met by fire crews to make sure the blaze was completely extinguished.
The six fishermen were fed and looked after by the Fisherman’s Mission.
Northumbria Police say a 33 year old man has been charged with four firearms related offences. John Charlton, of Melrose Gardens in Amble, appeared before magistrates at Bedlington at 5pm on Thursday, and was remanded in custody.
A police spokesman says the charges relate to the alleged possession of firearms, the illegal sale or transfer of firearms and illegal possession of ammunition.
Up to 200 jobs are to go at a Northumberland prison.
HMP Northumberland, near Amble, houses more than 1,300 male prisoners. From December it will be managed by private firm Sodexo Justice Services which plans to reduce staff.
The prison officers union claims the company is putting profits ahead of safety. Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith has also expressed concern.
A collection of vintage shoes has sold for more than a thousand pounds at auction. The collection was gathered from shops around the country by a former travelling salesman from Amble in Northumberland.
The pairs sold as separate lots to one buyer at Anderson and Garland auction house in Newcastle.
Police are appealing for information after a burglary took place in Amble.
A house in Eastgarth Avenue was broken into between 1:15am and 9am Saturday January 5th, where around £1000 and other personal items were stolen.
The majority of the stolen money was in £2 coins.
A 43-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman have been arrested in connection with the burglary,
Officers are appealing for anyone with any information into the burglary to contact them on 101.