43-year-old James Prout, known as Jimmy, had not been seen by friends or family since early February.Read the full story ›
Police are appealing for information to try and find two missing people from North Tyneside.
Officers say they're becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of 25-year-old Anne Corbett and 43-year-old James 'Jimmy' Prout, who lived together on St Stephen's Way in Percy Main.
Anne was last seen at around 8am yesterday morning (Friday, March 25) near to her home, while Jimmy has not been seen since early February.
Anne is described as:
- Of larger build
- Having brown hair
- She was last seen wearing a navy blue and white jacket, black trousers and brown Ugg boots
Jimmy is described as:
- Of slim build
- Around 5ft9in tall, with very short brown hair and some facial hair
- His clothing is unknown at this moment in time
North Tyneside Council has confirmed it is prepared to sign up to the North East devolution agreement to establish the North East Combined Authority.
The decision was made at a council meeting tonight.
“For too long decisions about this region and our residents have been made in London by people who don’t necessarily understand the needs of our communities.
“Here in North Tyneside we want important decisions about this region to be taken here in the north east, not in London. We want the power to invest in our own economy and create jobs. We also want to have better regulation of our local transport, including setting bus fares and bus routes; and making sure that skills funding is targeted at local business needs.
Councillors gave a positive endorsement to establish the North East Combined Authority as a Mayoral Combined Authority.Read the full story ›
The 27-year-old victim was allegedly raped after a night out in Whitley Bay. Police have arrested a 39-year-old man in connection.Read the full story ›
A man from West Denton has been charged with making explosives.
Mark Thomas Gilhespy, 50, of Beltingham, has been charged with two counts of making/having explosives in suspicious circumstances.
He will appear at North Tyneside Magistrates' Court on March 4.
Searches of address in West Denton are ongoing. Northumbria Police are stressing that there is no risk to the public.
One of the region's largest offshore engineering firms, OGN, says its had to shed 2 and a half thousand jobs, in just 3 months.
The company, based on Tyneside, says global investment in the sector has dried up.
One industry expert has warned that the North East must brace itself for a difficult few years.
Jonny Blair reports on the state of the industry:
Hundreds gathered in Newcastle to pay their respects at the funeral of the teenager who died after being swept into the North Sea.Read the full story ›
A vigil has been held this evening in memory of the teenager Caitlin Ruddy, who died last weekend after being swept out to sea on North Tyneside.
Family and friends gathered in at a relative's house in Newcastle to pin messages onto a memorial tree.
15-year-old Caitlin was swept off the North Pier at Cullercoats Bay last Saturday night. She was pulled from the sea but later died at Cramlington Hospital after a cardiac arrest.
Her uncle, Shaun Ruddy, spoke to ITV News Tyne Tees before the vigil:
Voters can chose to stay with the current Elected Mayor and Cabinet model or change to a committee system.Read the full story ›