Police are appealing for information after a pensioner had her bag stolen in a Byker charity shop.
It happened after 2pm on Friday 17 January at Barnados on Shields Road when a 79-year-old woman was approached by someone who distracted her and then stole her handbag from her trolley, before leaving the store.
Officers are keen to speak to any witnesses or anyone with information.
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.
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.