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.
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.
The Spirit of the Tyne lifeboat, a rowing boat built in 1833, next to the Pride of Northumberland current Tyne lifeboat.
180-year-old lifeboat, The Spirit of the Tyne has been unveiled following a five month renovation project.
The world's second oldest lifeboat has been moved from the workshops in South Shields back to the bottom of Ocean Road where it is on display.
The Environment Agency has issued flood warnings for the Tyne Estuary at North and South Shields.
The following areas are expected to be affected between 3pm and 5.45pm: Fish Market, Bell Street, Clifford's Fort, Union Road, Union Quay, Clive Street, Duke Street, Ferry Mews, Liddell Street, Corporation Quay, South Shields Ferry Landing, Wapping Street and River Drive.
Call Floodline on 0845 988 1188 for up-to-date information, or go to www.environment-agency.gov.uk.
A sailor has been arrested on suspicion of being too drunk to pilot a boat after a fishing vessel crashed into a pier.
The Grenaa Star hit South Tyne Pier at 6.30am on Tuesday before beaching on Littlehaven Beach, South Shields.
The 46-tonne boat, which suffered damaged to her bow and began taking on water.
She remains where she beached on Tuesday.
A spokesman for Northumbria Police said a 53-year-old man has since been arrested by police on suspicion of being a "master, pilot or seaman unfit through drink.
"The man has been bailed till a later date.