Eagle-eyed motorists have spotted the simple mistake of Morpeth as "Morperth" on the newly-installed sign on the A191 in West Allotment.Read the full story ›
Officers responding to reports of criminal damage believe a weapon may have been fired at an address in Brunswick, Newcastle.
Police were called to reports that a front door had been damaged at a property in Grey Street. When they arrived on the scene, it appeared a firearm has been discharged.
It happened between midnight on New Year’s Eve and 12.30am Monday, January 1.
People inside were not harmed.
Police are now appealing for any potential witnesses to come forward.
Det Supt Mick Paterson said:
This is a very unusual incident and I would urge anyone who was out and about in the early hours of New Year’s Day and saw anything out of the ordinary to come forward.
We believe this to be an isolated incident and, thankfully, the occupants of the property were not injured, but as you can expect are shocked at what has happened.
We are conducting house-to-house enquiries and people in the area can expect to see an increased police presence to offer reassurance.
We would ask anyone who has concerns to speak to one of our officers.”
A body has been found on a North Tyneside beach.
The discovery was made this morning at around 8.20am in Whitley Bay.
Police are treating the death as 'unexplained' and say their enquires are continuing.
Police investigating the death of a woman in North Tyneside have charged a man with murder.Read the full story ›
The Northumbria NHS Trust has released updated restrictions for visitors after this month's norovirus outbreakRead the full story ›
Two more people have been rescued after getting into difficulties in the sea.
A 999 call was made later this afternoon (Sunday 19th November) regarding the safety of a number of swimmers in the water off the middle of Whitley Bay beach.
Lifeboats from Blyth and Tynemouth RNLI were already at sea at the time and were asked to do a search of the water.
Two people were brought ashore -both were conscious but appeared to be suffering from severe hypothermia.
They were then taken to hospital for further assessment and treatment.
A woman has been rescued from the sea at Cullercoats and taken to hospital for further treatment.Read the full story ›
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a car crash in North Tyneside on Friday evening.
The collision happened around 8.10 pm on Hadrian Road, Wallsend when a Vauxhall Vectra collided with an Audi.
The passenger in the Vauxhall, a male in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Vauxhall is currently in hospital with serious, life threatening injuries. The Audi driver sustained minor injuries.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Northumbria Police quoting incident number 1178 131017.
A local wildlife group has raised concerns about a seal colony, which they say is being disturbed by humans.Read the full story ›
A school in North Tyneside is being criticised for excluding scores of pupils from lessons for wearing 'incorrect' items of clothing.Read the full story ›