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.
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.
A record number of cruise ships are expected to berth in the region this year. The Port of Tyne is making final preparations to welcome the first ship, the MSC Lirica.
This cruise ship will have nearly 2,000 tourists on board, they'll spend the day exploring the North East. 37 ships are expected in total.
A musical water wheel, called 'Flow', is being towed from Amble to Newcastle. Here is the timetable of its day, please note events are running about 2 hours late.
- 7am: 'Flow' leaves Amble boatyard
- 12 noon: Arrives at the mouth of the River Tyne
- 4pm - 5pm: Towed into place on Newcastle quayside
- March 25: 'Flow' opens to the public