Northern Powergrid has written on its official Twitter page:
Hundreds of homes across Gosforth and Fawdon in Newcastle are without power, Northern Powergrid has said.
The company said 119 postcodes are currently affected but has yet to reveal the cause of the power outages.
Police are at the scene of a bank robbery in Gosforth, Newcastle. Officers were called to the National Westminster Bank on Gosforth High Street after a man entered the premises and demanded money. After threatening staff, he made off with £500 in the direction of the shopping centre.
No one was injured.
The offender is described as being white, in his 20s, thick-set with a local accent and wearing a grey hoodie with the hood pulled over his face.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after a car overturned on a road in Newcastle. Emergency services were called to Gosforth High Street at its junction with Roseworth Avenue at 11pm on June 9. The 24-year-old driver was not injured.
A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of kicking parked cars in Newcastle.
Police were called to Salters Road, Gosforth around 11.30pm yesterday after reports a drunk man was kicking vehicles.
In total, 16 vehicles have been damaged. The man was bailed pending further enquiries.
A bride-to-be says she's heartbroken after being told that her wedding venue has closed with just a week to go.
Samantha Lewins from Gosforth is now busy trying to make alternative plans. She was due to get married at Longhirst Hall at Morpeth next weekend.
It's understood that liquidators have been called in, although the spa and golf course are unaffected. Nobody from the Hotel was available to comment today. Samantha says she and her partner stand to lose a lot of money.
A 30-year-old man and a 45-year-old woman, both from Newcastle, have been arrested in connection with a robbery at a Post Office in the Gosforth area of the city last week.
They are being questioned on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery.
Police on Tyneside are hunting a man they believe tied up a woman and appealing left with a quantity of cash after a robbery in a post office.
Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a robbery at a Post Office on Tyneside. Officers were called to a branch in the Gosforth area of Newcastle at just before 9am on Friday after reports a man had stolen cash and tied up a female member of staff.
The man is described as being white, more than six feet tall, medium build and wearing a blue or purple hooded top. He was seen in Gosforth Central Park, close to the scene of the robbery near the High Street, at around 8am.