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.
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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.
Hundreds of people are at Dickson's in South Shields to see Princess Anne.
Mike Dickson, MD of Dickson's butchers, welcomes the Princess Royal to South Shields. Princess Anne is visiting butchers at Dickson's to mark the company's 60th anniversary.
The Princess Royal will be visiting South Tyneside today.
She'll be in South Shields to inspect a butchers shop which is celebrating 60 years in the business,
Princess Anne will then officially open the Mission to Seafarers' newly refurbished Holborn House premises in Mill Dam, South Shields.**
*Finally The *Princess Royal will unveil a commemorative plaque to mark the opening of the £3m Marsden Road Health and Wellbeing Centre in South Shields.
Watch a full report of today's royal visit on ITV Tyne Tees at 6pm today.
The world's second oldest lifeboat has come stern to stern with her modern day counterpart after undergoing a five month refurbishment.
The Spirit of the Tyne was one of the original lifeboats built in South Shields 180 years ago. Across six decades she rescued more than a thousand people from the seas.
Now 30 volunteers have spent five months stripping the old paint, repairing the wood and restoring her to her original colour. After the renovation she will now be put back on display in the town but whilst she was by the river the Tyne's current lifeboat came to visit her.