North Tyneside Council is offering a lease to those prepared to invest in the landmark - and the more creative the idea, the better.
Patients and staff in hospitals across Northumberland and North Tyneside are being taught how to prevent the spread of the winter virus
Community health workers will visit more than 150 nursing and residential homes to educate people about preventing winter bugs.
Labour's Norma Redfearn is the new mayor of North Tyneside. She was elected with 27,905 votes; a share of 55%.
She beat Conservative Linda Arkley, who has been mayor for the past four years. Liberal Democrat candidate John Appleby came third.
The new mayor spoke to her supporters after the win.
– Norma Redfearn, mayor of North Tyneside
"Thank you everyone, this is truly wonderful."This sends a message to national Government about the kind of things that are happening in our council.
They are causing great concern to the families in North Tyneside
But Ms Arkley said she fought her campaign on local, not national issues.
– Conservative Linda Arkley, former mayor of North Tyneside
"I congratulate you as the elected mayor. I hope you will continue the good work that has happened over the last four years.
"This was an election about North Tyneside, not national issues."
Turnout was just over 32 per cent, dropping from 38 per cent in 2009 and down further from 61 per cent in 2005.
Labour's Norma Redfearn attracted a 55.35% share of the vote to clinch the role of mayor of North Tyneside.
This is how votes were distributed:
Norma Redfearn (Labour) : 27,905 votes
Linda Arkley (Conservative) : 18,083 votes
John Appleby (Lib Dem) : 4,054 votes
Labour's Norma Redfearn attracts 55.35 per cent share of vote to become the next mayor of North Tyneside.
She takes the role role from Conservative Linda Arkley
Norma Redfearn says her election as mayor of North Tyneside sends a message to central GovernmentFrom @HelenFordITV on Twitter:
N Tyneside mayoral election: Norma Redfearn polled more than 50% of votes in first round of countingFrom @HelenFordITV on Twitter:
Labour's Norma Redfearn has been elected mayor of North Tyneside after polling more than 50% of votes in the first round of counting.
She said her election sends a message to central government.
North Tyneside mayoral election uses PR system called supplementary vote where people make 1st and 2nd choices. Time of result depends (1/2)From @HelenFordITV on Twitter:
.. on whether one candidate receives more than half of 1st choice votes. If not: count goes onto second round. (2/2)From @HelenFordITV on Twitter:
Turnout in North Tyneside mayoral election of 32.07% is down on the figure 4 years ago which was 38.35%From @HelenFordITV on Twitter:
Turnout of 32.07 per cent in North Tyneside mayoral election.