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 replica Viking ship sailed into Newcastle on Sunday.
The boat, named Gaia, was rowed along the Tyne into the Newcastle Gateshead Quayside at around 2pm.
The ship has been rented by the Norwegian Youth With A Mission Group (YWAM), and stopped in the North East en route from France to Norway.
The river dredger named after Sir Bobby Robson carries the zip wire to the Tyne bridge to be hoisted up.
A former shipyard on the banks of the River Tyne is opening today to developers who may want to invest in it. More than forty companies have registered for the open day at the Swan Hunter site on North Tyneside.
North Tyneside Council is currently preparing a Local Development Order which will allow building without planning permission, they hope this will appeal to potential investors.
The Council has been successful in the first stage of a bid to secure over £6.5m of funding, which will bring in around £13m for work at the site.
The appointment of a developer partner will be agreed by the end of the year.
German tourists visiting Durham Cathedral say their one-day visit to the North East has persuaded them to come back for longer.
Passengers from the MSC Lirica, mostly from Germany, disembark to the region's sights. Destinations include Durham Cathedral and Alnwick Castle. It's estimated cruise visitors contribute £45 million per year to the North East economy.