The service is suspended on the Shields Ferry between North Shields and South Shields due to technical problem.
A half hourly replacement bus service is in operation between the Ferry Landings, South Shields and North Shields, until further notice.
Two buses are in operation on the hour and on the half hour from each Ferry Landing.
Shields Ferry commuters will benefit from reduced ticket prices this year.
Weekly tickets will now cost £10.50, saving customers £6. Single fares are also down and child fares have been frozen on the service connecting North and South Shields.
A motorcyclist has died after a bike collided with the central reservation at around 12.27 on the A187 in North Shields.
A second motorcyclist involved in the collision has been taken to hospital, with injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.
A woman has been arrested after another woman was stabbed in North Shields.
Police received a report at 1.05pm today (FRI) that a woman had been stabbed in Malton Crescent.
Officers and paramedics attended and the victim was taken to the RVI for treatment.
She is currently in a stable condition.
There is a cordon at the scene to allow for an investigation to take place.
One woman has been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently in custody.
Ropes securing the Princess Seaways to its berth at the Port of Tyne in North Shields snapped in the high winds on Sunday November 29.
Pete Akerman from DFDS told ITV News Tyne Tees the ship underwent a thorough assessment before departing for Amsterdam.
Two men have been charged in connection with two reported armed robberies at shops on Tyneside.
The first robbery took place on Tuesday, November 24, at the Phone and Computer Care shop, in Rudyerd Street, North Shields.
The following day on Wednesday, November 25 a robbery took place at the Jules B fashion shop on Acorn Road, Jesmond, Newcastle.
Mark Amis, 27, of Westbury Avenue, Newcastle and Gareth Downey, 29, of Quay View, Wallsend have been charged with two counts of robbery, theft of a motor vehicle and arson offences.
Durham and England cricketer, Ben Stokes, is visiting a school in Tynemouth today to deliver cricket-inspired workshops. Ben, who is originally from Cumbria, will be at the Kings Priory School running numeracy lessons based on his career statistics.
Police investigating a report of a rape in North Tyneside are appealing for witnesses.
It happened between12.45am and 12.50am on Saturday November the 7th, when a 20-year-old woman was raped by a man as she walked on Trevor Terrace, North Shields.
A 41-year-old man has been arrested and released on police bail pending further enquiries.
"An investigation into the incident is underway and we appeal to anyone who may have been in or around Trevor Terrace at the time of the incident and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious to contact police.
We believe the offender had a dog with him at the time of the incident and we ask anyone who may remember seeing a man with a dog in Trevor Terrace in the early hours of Saturday, November 7, to contact us"
Police have arrested a teenager after a robbery in North Shields yesterday morning.
Two men approached a 17-year-old man on Ripley Avenue just after 8am. The men demanded a soft drink from the teenager before threatening him with a knife.
A 17-year-old teenager has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and has been released on police bail following further enquiries.
Rare footage of the shipbuilding industry from the Tyne Tees archive is being shown at this weekend's Whitley Bay film festival.
The documentary made in the 1980s followed the work of ships' pilots who worked on the River Tyne.
Frances Read takes a look at the footage: