People in Byker could not call 999 from landlines between 2am and 4.50am today (November 26). 1,000 telephone lines were affected around Shields Road to its junction with Algernon Road. Residents could still call 101 and use mobile phones.
One of Tyneside's main road bridges has been closed during rush-hour on Monday evening because of a crash involving four vehicles. It's understood one car also caught fire. It happened Byker Bridge in Newcastle just after 5pm.
A woman hit by a Metro train remains in hospital.
The 44-year-old, who hasn't been formally identified, suffered serious injuries at Byker Metro Station in Newcastle at around 5.17 on Wednesday.
Police do not believe anyone else was involved.
A spokesman said enquiries are ongoing into the incident. Anyone with any information should call Northumbria Police on 101 extension 69191
A woman, 39, was found unconscious and with serious head injuries in a back lane in Byker, Newcastle. Northumbria Police believe she was assaulted and are carrying out extra patrols in the area.
Police have identified a man found dead on a street in Newcastle.
Three people arrested in connection with a death in Newcastle have been released on bail while enquiries continue..
At 2.18am on Saturday July 6th police received a report of a disturbance in the the Byker Wall housing complex.
Police attended and found 45-year-old Stephen Francis Mclean, a local man, lying in the street.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of death isn't yet known, and a post mortem examination is due to be conducted on Sunday.
A 19-year-old man, a 26-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman who were arrested in connection with the death have now been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
Three people were arrested after a man died in Newcastle. Police were called to reports of a disturbance at the Byker Wall. A man in his 40s was lying in the street and was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 19-year-old man, a 26-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman **are in police custody.
Many parents find it a struggle to get their children up and make sure they have a good breakfast, and so some schools have started breakfast clubs before classes. St Lawrence's School in Byker, has made quite the success of it. In just four weeks, 50 pupils have signed up.
Singers, dancers, DJs. Those who could shake off their nerves performed in front of Britain's Got Talent producers in Byker today.
Here is a selection of the talent they had to choose from:
From singers to magicians and dancers, a wealth of talent turned out in Newcastle today to audition for ITV talent show Britain's Got Talent. Producers were talent spotting in Byker, looking for the next big thing.
Those who make it through go on to the next round of auditions and perform live in front of judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams.