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HMS Tyne returns to North Shields

The Royal Navy's HMS Tyne will return to North Shields today (Thursday 10th July). Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
The ship can be boarded by members of the public on Sunday (13th June). Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

The Royal Navy's HMS Tyne is returning to North Shields today (Thursday 10th July).

The ship is affiliated to Tynemouth and is going to support the Mouth of the Tyne Festival. She can be boarded by members of the public on Sunday (13th June).

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Four children escape house fire in North Shields

Police were called shortly after 2am this morning. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
The roof of the house was damaged in the blaze. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
The house on Guisborough Drive, North Shields. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
A woman and four children managed to escape the property unharmed. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

A woman and four children managed to escape unharmed from a house fire in the early hours of this morning.

Shortly after 2am today (Saturday 14 June), police received reports of a fire at a house on Guisborough Drive. A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson.

Witnesses can contact Northumbria Police by calling 101.

Are Russian cave bodies linked to Gaul disaster?

The Gaul fishing trawler sank in 1974. Credit: PA/PA Wire/Press Association Images

British police want to travel to Russia to find out whether ten bodies found in a cave are linked to the sinking of fishing trawler the MV Gaul.

The Gaul sank in the Barents Sea in 1974 with 36 crew on board, including six men from North Shields.

Two years ago, human remains were found in caves on the Rybachy Peninsula. It is understood they were washed ashore around the time of the tragedy.

Humberside police are now seeking permission from the Russian authorities to visit the site.

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Claudia Lawrence: Tyneside house searched

Police search a house in North Shields. Credit: ITV News

Police investigating the disappearance of York woman Claudia Lawrence, five years ago, are searching a house in North Shields.

Eye witnesses said a car was also seized from the area today.

Detectives are continuing to question a man, aged 59, on suspicion of murder.

Horse stolen from North Shields

Bambi was stolen last weekend. Credit: Northumbria Police

Northumbria Police are appealing for information after a horse was stolen in North Shields last weekend.

Nine-month-old Bambi was taken from a stables on Murton Lane in New York. It happened between 8.30pm on Saturday 3 May and 4pm on Sunday 4 May.

Members of the public can contact Northumbria Police by calling 101.

Funeral of war veteran will be held today

John Campbell's funeral will be held tomorrow. Credit: .

The funeral of a World War II veteran takes place later, and is expected to be attended by fellow veterans and members of the public.

John Campbell died aged 92, but his carers couldn't trace any family.

After an online campaign, it's hoped that many Tynesiders will attend his cremation to pay tribute to his war record.

MORE: FUNERAL APPEAL FOR TYNESIDE WAR HERO

The service will be held at 2.15pm at Whitley Bay Crematorium.

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