All Saints, Gabrielle, Texas and Lulu James performed at SoundWaves 2014 in South Shields. Rachel Sweeney was backstage for ITV Tyne Tees.
A South Shields dancer, who won the Mr Gay UK title, is heading to My Gay World with the dream of becoming the first UK contestant to win.
South Shields dance teacher Stuart Hatton is entering Mr Gay Europe after taking the Mr Gay UK title. He's been speaking to Rachel Sweeney.
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.
Girlband Little Mix have done what so many other British bands have tried and failed to do - and cracked America.
Two of the band's members, Jade and Perrie, are from South Shields and we have been following their successes since they won the X factor just over two years ago.
They are now being called the biggest girlband in the world.
Katie Oakes looks back at their journey to the top.
Watch her full report below.
Little Mix's album went to number one in the iTunes album charts earlier this month in America.
They are on tour there at the moment and their name has been up in lights in New York's famous Times Square.
For those who have followed them since their first auditions on X Factor in 2011, like Metro Radio DJ Dan Black, it's little wonder they're making their mark across the pond.
The girlband Little Mix have done what so many British bands have failed to do - and cracked America.
Half of the band are from South Shields and just over two years since becoming the first group to ever win the X factor, their album is number one in the US iTunes charts and their name is up in lights in New York's Times Square.