Police are appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery at a Gateshead supermarket.
It happened at around 8.15 this morning (Wednesday 17 December) at the Morrisons supermarket in The Precinct in Blaydon. It is thought that two men stole a cash box from a security guard driver outside an ATM machine. One of the men was armed with a handgun, the other with a cosh.
One of the men was wearing high visibility trousers and a woollen hat. The second was wearing a dark-coloured balaclava and a light-coloured top.
No one was injured during the robbery but staff were shocked.
Police are asking for members of the public to contact them with relevant information. Witnesses can contact Northumbria Police by calling 101.
A man has died after he was hit by a car in Blaydon.
It happened on Blaydon Bank near Alice Street around 4.30pm on Tuesday (26 November).
The 36-year-old was taken to hospital but has died from his injuries.
The A1 (Western Bypass) is closed in both directions - slow traffic due to an accident between the B6317 (Swalwell Turn Off) and the A694 / A69 (Blaydon / Consett Turn Off).
The road is expected to be closed for some time.
Diversion: Southbound via solid square signs, Northbound using local routes.
A man suffered serious injuries after a collision involving two cars in Blaydon. At 3pm on 12th April, two cars collided on the A695 westbound approach to the Stargate roundabout.
A 53-year-old driver is now stable in the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. A second driver was treated for minor injuries. Police are appealing for witnesses.
A house has been badly damaged after a fire on Tyneside this afternoon.
It happened on Lucy Street in Blaydon shortly after 4 o'clock, and three fire engines were sent to the property which was being renovated.
No one was injured and investigations are now underway into how the fire started.
Fire services have been called to a house fire in Blaydon.
The fire happened at a house on Lucy Street. Three fire engines are at the scene.
Traders in Blaydon shopping centre in Gateshead say customers are being put off by a nearby retail development.
Work has just begun for a new supermarket next to the precinct. In the short term, it means restricted parking and when complete, new charges will be introduced.
Shop owners say they are not against the development, but fear the disruption will affect business.
Traders in the Blaydon shopping centre in Gateshead say that customers are being frightened off by a nearby retail development.
Work has just begun on a new supermarket to be built next to the precinct.
In the short term, the new development will mean restricted parking and when complete new charges are expected to be introduced.
Shop owners like Deepak Sharma say that they are not against the development per se, but that they fear the disruption is affecting business.