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.
Adrian Don, spokesman for Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat station, said: "The _Grenaa Star _had suffered major damage to her bow after colliding with the pier and was quickly taking on water. Her skipper had sustained a cut to his head.
"When the lifeboats arrived on scene the vessel was low in the water, drifting, and her keel was just touching the riverbed.
"The volunteer lifeboat crew pumped water out of the vessel for as long as possible before the boat was completely grounded and then took the remaining two fishermen
"We don't know what caused the collision at this time but thankfully there were no serious injuries".
A fishing vessel beached in South Shields.
At around 6.30am, the Grenaa Star hit the South Pier at Tynemouth and started to take on water.
The Coastguard were called and, assisted by other fishing vessels, it was able to beach on Herd Sands.
The skipper of the vessel suffered a minor injury.
– Mike Pupplett, Humber Coastguard Watch Manager
"The vessel sustained slight damage, but there is no evidence of pollution. Now that the situation is stable on scene an assessment will be made regarding the refloating of the vessel."
A boat is beached after hitting a South Tyneside pier this morning.
The North East's newest MP Emma Lewell-Buck has enjoyed a whirlwind year. In May she was elected to represent the South Shields constituency.
Since then she has been made a Parliamentary Private Secretary and has spoken about living with the condition dyspraxia.
She talked to Helen Ford for our political programme, Around The House. Watch the full interview here:
On tonight's edition of Around The House, South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck tells Helen Ford why she decided to speak up about having dyspraxia, and how the condition affects daily life at Westminster:
You can see the full interview on Around The House tonight (Thursday 12 December) at 11.40pm on ITV.
Dyspraxia Foundation Helpline: 01462 454986 (Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm).
A soldier from South Shields has become the first person in the UK to receive a 'thought-controlled' prosthetic arm.
Corpral Andrew Garthwaite lost his arm when he was hit by a rocket propelled grenade while serving in Afghanistan.
Now he is able to control the movement in his bionic arm by focusing his mind on nerves connected to muscles in his chest. Richard Wilson reports.
Corporal Andrew Garthwaite from South Shields, who lost his arm while serving his country in Afghanistan, has become the first person in the UK to receive a mind-controlled prosthetic limb.
Corporal Garthwaite’s revolutionary ‘robotic’ arm was fully funded by the Ministry of Defence. He made his final visit to the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court in Surrey today.
While at the Centre, Corporal Garthwaite was able to demonstrate how the new arm has changed his life, allowing him to perform basic tasks like opening doors, gardening and cooking.
If you live in South Shields you might have seen Jonny Dryden running up and down the beach. He is preparing for an epic charity trek across the Sahara Desert. The beach at South Shields is a world away from the Sahara... Can he do it?
In less than a week, Jonny Dryden will head to the Sahara Desert to complete a trek for charity. For more information on Jonny's challenge, click here.
Jonny Dryden, from South Shields, is raising money for his friend's sister by trekking across the Sahara Desert. Jonny wants to raise money for Elizabeth Rogers who suffers from a rare form of Epilepsy.
The challenge will take him five days to complete in the hottest desert in the world. Jonny is practising on the beach at South Shields and says, one he has finished, he doubts he will be back to visit!