"Dark Ages" abuse and torture led to the death of the vulnerable father-of-twoRead the full story ›
A church in Whitley Bay which was severely damaged by fire last month is due to be demolished.Read the full story ›
Construction work on a replacement bridge over the Coast Road on North Tyneside has been delayed because of last night's weather.Read the full story ›
UPDATE - Alison has been found
Police are appealing for the public's help to locate a missing woman.
Earlier today 52-year-old Alison Ratcliffe was reported missing from her home address in St Peters Road in Wallsend.
It's believed she left the home sometime between 6am and 10am and her family and police are concerned for her welfare.
She is described as around 5ft 6inches tall, large guild, silver/grey hair. She wears glasses and has difficulty walking.
Police have released the name of a teenage pedestrian who died in a collision with a car in Whitley Bay.
William Dorey was aged 18, and from Cromer Gardens in Whitley Bay,
The collision happened at 9.42pm on Sunday, May 7th, on the A193 The Links in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, approximately 20 metres north of the junction with Western Way.
Two men who had been arrested in connection with the collision have now been released pending further enquiries.
"We are asking for help from the public to assist our enquiries into this fatal collision. Specifically we're asking for any CCTV footage that motorists may have captured when travelling in the area, or from homes or businesses who also may have had CCTV operating. Any footage of these two vehicles at the relevant time would be of interest to our enquiry."
Counting is underway to determine the next Mayor of North Tyneside.
Votes are being counted with a result expected around midday.
The candidates are:
- Liberal Democrats - John Appleby
- UKIP - Stuart Houghton
- Labour - Norma Redfearn
- Conservative - Stewart Hay
A court has heard how a vulnerable father of two was tortured and killed by a gang of four people he thought were his friends.Read the full story ›
An 'Out of this World' event is coming to North Tyneside on the May bank holiday (Saturday 27).Read the full story ›
Spring sunshine and lighter nights can lead to easy pickings for sneak thieves - police in Northumberland and North Tyneside are warning.Read the full story ›
Police in North Tyneside and Northumberland are responding to concerns raised by local communities by tackling anti-social behaviour.Read the full story ›