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.
An internet troll who posted threats to kill 200 American schoolchildren on Facebook has been jailed.
Police are renewing their appeal over a fatal shooting on South Tyneside eighteen years ago.
Kevin Nightingale was killed while returning home from work. He was shot several times near his front door.
Now, detectives are making a new appeal for information.
They have also teamed up with the charity Crimestoppers to offer a £5,000 reward for information which leads to an arrest and conviction.
Mr Nightingale was well known in South Shields, as a doorman, amateur boxer and footballer.
Detective Chief Inspector Christina Barrett said:
"We know there are people out there who hold answers to the questions which remain around Mr Nightingale's death."
The Tyne Lifeboat, the world's second oldest lifeboat in existence, is back in South Shields. She has been away for six months undergoing renovation work.
Small demonstrations have been held outside council offices across the North East.
Trade union members were demanding a pay rise of £1.20 an hour, claiming this would provide many of the lowest paid with a living wage.
The protests were also opposing continued council funding and spending cuts.
Rallies were held on Tuesday outside the headquarters of various councils, including the following:
Northumberland, County Durham, Newcastle, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, South Tyneside, North Tyneside,
Merv Butler is secretary of the South Tyneside local government branch of Unison:
Joe McElderry from South Shields has won skiing TV show The Jump. This is his third competitive TV show success after previously winning The X Factor and Popstar to Operastar.
Wow wow wow what a night!!! Buzzzing!!!!!!
Thankyou to all crew, production, medics, physios, trainers for helping us all to get through the show was soo much fun!!
Popstar Joe McElderry, from South Shields, was crowned champion of Channel 4's ski challenge show The Jump tonight.
He became a substitute in the competition filmed in Austria because others were injured by the sporting challenges.
In tonight's final, Joe McElderry jumped 17.5 metres off the highest jump. He beat journalist Donal MacIntyre who jumped 13.5 metres off the middle jump.
Former South Shields MP, David Miliband, returns to the region later today to chair a lecture.
The politician set up the talks in 2001 and has continued them after he stood down as an MP.
The speaker this evening is playwright Alan Bennett.
Her Royal Highness visited South Shields where she spoke about the importance of family businesses to the region's economy.
The Princess enjoyed some local artwork and also expressed an interest in a local delicacy.
The body of a woman has been pulled from the mouth of the Tyne at South Shields.
A lifeboat crew and an RAF helicopter were called to the scene.
The woman, who was in her 40s, was flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.
The RNLI says there were no signs of life.