Journalist Henry Winter swam across the river Tyne, after losing a bet on twitter. He said NUFC would not commit to manager Alan Pardew.
Operations have been stepped up to clear the River Tyne of the debris washed down by recent floods.
A Viking longboat sailed up the River Tyne on Sunday. The Gaia arrived for an Olympic Festival at the Newcastle Gateshead Quayside.
A huge vessel has been towed into the River Tyne to be converted for use in the North Sea oil industry.
The Enquest Producer is 250m long and 40m wide. It weighs 53,000 tonnes.
It will provide half a million hours of work on the river before she sets off for the North Sea oil fields off the coast of Aberdeen.
Watch the full operation to erect a new stone monument to mark the source of the River North Tyne.
A new stone monument has been erected to mark the source of the River North Tyne.
Two massive sandstone blocks were airlifted onto the hillside near Kielder Reservoir in Northumberland. The obelisk will also mark the beginning of a 150 mile charity walk between the source of the river and the mouth of the Tyne.
The body of a man was pulled from the River Tyne last night, the Evening Chronicle reports.
Police were called to the Quayside at around 6.15pm and recovered the body from the river.
The man has not been identified and police are not treating his death as suspicious.
The Environment Agency is continuing to monitor river levels after Saturday's heavy rainfall. Rivers like the Tyne at Wylam Bridge were running very high after the weekend downpour which saw some flooding and roads closed.
Six NATO warships that were moored on the Tyne have left for the open seas.
They arrived on the river on Friday to take a break from training exercises in the North Sea.
The command and control vessel from the Belgian Navy - and five mine-hunters - were moored at Spillars Wharf and open to the public over the weekend.
Alan Pardew sent a letter and a club towel to sports writer Henry Winter, after he lost a bet and swam the Tyne. Mr Winter tweeted saying if Newcastle United committed long-term to Alan Pardew that he would swim in the river.
Sports writer, Henry Winter swam the Tyne after losing a bet. He said that if Newcastle United ever committed to Alan Pardew long term, he would swim the Tyne. Alan Pardew signed a new contract. Henry Winter started preparing to do this...