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.
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...
A football journalist swam across the river Tyne this morning, after losing a bet on twitter. Daily Telegraph writer Henry Winter promised to take the plunge if Newcastle United committed to their manager Alan Pardew, long-term.
Two years later, the club offered Pardew an eight year contract. Thewriter was accompanied by an experienced swimmer, and is giving all money raised to the cancer charity, The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.