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Plans to demolish 150-year-old café in Whitley Bay

Pressure is mounting on North Tyneside Council to abandon its plans to demolish a 150-year-old café on Whitley Bay's seafront.

The Boardwalk Cafe is set to close its doors for the last time this weekend. However, an online petition to save the building has so far gathered almost 2,000 signatures.

A spokesman for North Tyneside Council, which owns the cafe, said the demolition is a necessary part of the seafront's £60m regeneration plan.

Boardwalk Café in Whitley Bay occupies an key spot on the coastline
The café is owned by North Tyneside Council, which wants to replace it with a kiosk

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Police appeal after North Tyneside pub robbery

Police are appealing for witnesses after a public house was robbed on North Tyneside.

It happened at the Salutation Hotel, on Front Street, Tynemouth, at around 4am on Monday. Three men wearing masks forced their way into the premises and demanded that the occupant opened the safe. The offenders then left with a quantity of cash.

The occupant, a woman in her 40s, was uninjured but left shaken by the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.

Masked robbers forced their way into the Salutation Hotel in Tynemouth Credit: Bing

Police release new picture of missing woman

Lynda Foulkes, 46, has been missing since July 10 Credit: Northumbria Police

Police have released a new photograph of a missing woman from Newcastle.

Lynda Foulkes, 46, went missing from her home in Bury, Greater Manchester on July 10. It's believed she may be in Northumberland or on North Tyneside.

Anyone who may have seen Lynda is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.

Search continues for missing woman

Police are continuing to search for Lynda Foulkes, who went missing from her home in Greater Manchester on July 10.

Superintendent Alan Veitch said:

"Lynda grew up in the Gosforth area of Newcastle and although she has since moved away, she still has family living in Newcastle and has strong links to this area.

"She used to visit Wallington Hall when she was a child and we believe she may be in that area now. "We also know that she has links to the Whitley Bay area, in particular St Mary's Lighthouse and used to enjoy sitting on the benches overlooking the sea.

"She loves the outdoors, in particular rural areas and the coast, so we are asking people who are out and about in our area to keep an eye out for Lynda and contact us if they see her, or think they may have seen her.

"She has not been seen since Thursday afternoon and we are become increasingly concerned for her welfare, so we are asking people to contact us immediately if they have any information that would help to locate her.

"We are also appealing for Lynda herself to contact us and let us know she is okay."

– Superintendent Alan Veitch, Northumbria Police

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Police appeal to help find missing woman

Extensive enquiries are ongoing to try and trace a missing woman who may be in the North East.

Lynda Foulkes, 46, went missing from her home in Bury on July 10.

Superintendent Alan Veitch, from Northumbria Police, said:

"Lynda has not been seen since Thursday afternoon and we are become increasingly concerned for her welfare.

"We know that she has links with the Northumberland and North Tyneside areas and we believe she may visit those areas.

"We are asking the public to contact us immediately if they see her.

"We are also appealing for Lynda herself to contact us and let us know she is okay."

– Superintendent Alan Veitch, Northumbria Police

Missing woman may be in North East

Lynda Foulkes, 46, has been missing since July 10 Credit: Northumbria Police

Police are appealing for help to find a missing woman from Bury.

Lynda Foulkes, 46, was last seen in the Ainsworth area of Bury at around 3pm on July 10. She has links to North East it is believed she may visit the Wallington Hall or Belsay area in Northumberland, or the Whitley Bay area of North Tyneside.

Ms Foulkes is described as being around 5ft 5in tall, of slim build with short black/grey hair. She was last seen wearing grey trousers, a navy blue hooded top and walking trainers.

Anyone who may have seen Lynda or may have information of her whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101 extension 69191.

Protesters win reprieve for historic seaside shelters

Enjoyed by generations: one of the shelters at the Whitley Bay seafront. Credit: ITV News

Three shelters earmarked for demolition have been been given a last-minute reprieve after 2,000 people signed a petition to save them.

The shelters on the North Promenade at Whitley Bay were due to be bulldozed this morning, but the council has agreed to a delay.

A spokesman says this will allow them to hear people's concerns, and a final decision will be made at a later date.

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