Eating disorders ruined years of Kyle Carter's childhood. Now 17, he posts poems and messages on Facebook to give hope to others.
The Tyne - the second oldest surviving lifeboat in the world - has been restored and returned to public display in South Shields.
Police searching for missing South Shields woman Pauline Whitfield have released CCTV images of the last time she was seen.
A teenage boy whose struggle with an eating disorder took over years of his childhood is sharing his experiences on the internet to support other youngsters with the same illness.
Kyle Carter, from South Shields, developed anorexia in primary school after bullies mocked him for being overweight. Lucy Taylor met him.
Chief Inspector Sarah Pitt says the drug, which is thought to have contributed to a man's death in South Shields, could be in circulation in the area.
Chief Inspector Sarah Pitt issues a warning after a 20 year old man died as a result of taking a suspected home made ecstasy tablet in South Shields.
Police in South Shields are appealing for the owner of a necklace, which was handed to an officer on patrol in King Street on Saturday, 15th March.
The necklace is a gold link chain with an engraved pendant containing a man's picture.
Firefighters called to a blaze at a house in South Shields on Saturday, March 8, discovered a cannabis farm. 200 of the plants were being cultivated in the loft of the house on Lemon Street. They have been seized by police.
Officers are appealing for witnesses.
– Inspector Nick Gjorven, Northumbria Police
"I would ask anyone who suspects there is drug-related activity in their area to contact police. "Officers are keen to speak to anyone who might have seen people coming and going from the address in recent weeks and who might have information that could help with our enquiries."
A man aged 34 has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, following a five vehicle crash in South Shields.
He is currently helping police with enquiries.
The crash happened at around 6.30pm on Tuesday March 4, on the westbound carriageway of Leam Lane, near to the Lindisfarne roundabout.
A four year old girl injured in the collision remains in a critical condition.
Police are keen to speak to any motorists who were in the area and who may have seen what happened.
A ceremony has been held to mark the official unveiling of an historic lifeboat which has been lovingly restored.
The Tyne lifeboat, which was based in South Shields, was built nearly 200 years ago.
it helped to save more than 1,000 lives at sea during 60 years of service.
It was first placed on display on the town sea-front in 1894 but now has been fully renovated as a reminder of the bravery of the the men who risked their lives at sea to save others.
A ceremony has been held to mark the restoration of an historic lifeboat which was built nearly two hundred years ago. The Tyne lifeboat served South Shields for more than sixty years and saved in excess of a thousand lives. Thirty volunteers helped to renovate the structure as a permanent reminder.
The recently refurbished Tyne Lifeboat will be blessed on Friday morning.
The vessel is the world's second oldest lifeboat.
The ceremony will take place in South Shields with special guests from the North East's maritime and lifesaving community at 1130am.
The Grade II Listed boat, which was built in 1833, served the town for more than 60 years and saved 1,028 lives.
It was placed on public display at South Shields seafront in 1894 as a permanent reminder of the skill and bravery of the men of the Tyne Lifeboat Institution.