North Tyneside Council carried out inspections of 26 tanning salons and found 21 were breaching EU safety rules, raising skin cancer fears.
Bigger and better: a new MRI scanner for North Tyneside
Six people have been airlifted to hospital after a fire broke out on board a North Sea ferry bound for Amsterdam.
Alan Storey, from North Tyneside, was diagnosed with malignant melanoma in 2003. Despite making a full recovery, he says it was a frightening experience.
George Rudgeman was among more than 2 thousand runners who completed the North Tyneside 10k race. He describes what kept him going along the route, from The Parks sports centre in North Shields to St Mary's lighthouse in Whitley Bay.
Hundreds of runners have crossed the finishing line at Whitley Bay after taking part in the North Tyneside 10k Run event on Easter Sunday.
It is not yet known how many people competed, or ran for charity, but organisers said 2,000 people had registered to take part.
The route started at the Parks Sports Centre in North Shields before heading down to the Fish Quay, up a challenging climb to Tynemouth Priory and Castle, a dash along a stretch of coastline before finishing in the shadow of St. Mary's Lighthouse.
Northumbria Police has issued cctv pictures of a woman they want to speak to in connection with an alleged racist incident outside a pub almost two years ago.
It happened at Manhattens, formerly The Steam Elephant, on Wallsend High Street.
A door supervisor was subjected to racial abuse by people he had ejected.
A man, 30, has been arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated fear or provocation of violence and has been bailed pending further enquiries.
The incident happened in the summer of 2012. Anyone who recognises the woman in the images is asked to contact police quoting reference 12099S/14, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Over 2000 runners are expected to take part in the annual North Tyneside 10k Road Race this morning.
The route of the Easter Sunday run starts at the Parks Sports Centre in North Shields before heading down to the historic Fish Quay, and then up a challenging climb to Tynemouth Priory and Castle.
Runners will then take a scenic route along a stretch of coastline before finishing in the shadow of St. Mary's Lighthouse.
Police are appealing for information after a 16-year-old boy was assaulted in Newcastle.
It happened on Percy Street on Tuesday evening.
A youth got out of a Range Rover and hit the boy with a wooden bat.
He is described as 5ft 11ins tall, 17-years-old and of skinny build with short blonde hair.
A man aged 60 has died after he was hit by a car on a slip road off the Coast Road in Wallsend, on North Tyneside. He was a pedestrian on an exit slip road for Battle Hill late last night.
Officers are investigating and appealing for anyone who witnessed what happened to come forward. A 28-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.
A 23-year-old man had part of his nose bitten off during an attack by a group of men in Benton, North Tyneside.
He was walking along Whitley Road, towards Asda, when he was attacked at 2:30pm on Friday. His attackers, described as being in their late teens to early twenties, made off towards a nearby trading estate.
A man has been treated in hospital after he was stabbed in the chest outside an off-licence on North Tyneside. It happened just before 7:30pm on Thursday (27th March) on Warwick Road, Wallsend.
He was treated for a superficial wound. Northumbria Police said they did not believe it to be a random assault.