An activist has unfurled a banner 180 feet up on the Tyne Bridge, as part of his campaign for fathers' rights.
Simon Anderton - who's a member of the group Real Fathers for Justice - unfurled a banner printed with the words 'Happy Fatherless Day'. He claims thousands children are unable to see their fathers, because of family court orders.
Mr Anderton, who is harnessed to the bridge, says he plans to stay there for two weeks.
Northumbria Police are warning motorists there may be some delays after a protester climbed 180ft up the Tyne Bridge in a Father's Day protest.
Officers were informed a man was on top of Newcastle's iconic bridge at 7:45am this morning.
Police have said they are currently dealing with incident, but that while the Bridge remains opens, motorists are advised there may be delays.
Police in Newcastle are appealing for information after a man was seen to jump from the Tyne Bridge and land in the River Tyne at 6.30pm on Friday night. Despite extensive searches in and around the river no trace of the man has been found.
Officers are asking anyone with information that could help identify the man to come forward. He's described as white, slim build, in his late 20s to early 30s, with short light coloured hair and was wearing a light, waterproof jacket.
Police are investigating reports that a man has fallen from the Tyne Bridge in Newcastle.
Officers say they received the report at around 2:50pm, and that a search of the area is underway to locate the man.
One lane closed due to broken down vehicle on A167 Tyne Bridge Northbound between A184 Askew Road (Gateshead) and A167(M) Pilgrim Street Roundabout (Newcastle Upon Tyne)
Newcastle City Council is in talks with the hosts of the next Olympics in Rio about passing on the rings which are currently on the Tyne Bridge.
The Olympic rings were installed by Newcastle Council to celebrate the city hosting some of the Olympic football tournaments.
The council hopes they can keep them on display for the rest of the year.
Heavy traffic on A167 Tyne Bridge Northbound from A184 Askew Road traffic lights (Gateshead) to A186 Pilgrim Street (Swanhouse Roundabout, Newcastle Upon Tyne)
There's very slow traffic on the northbound carriageway of the A167 Tyne Bridge from A184 Askew Road traffic lights (Gateshead) to A186 Pilgrim Street (Swanhouse Roundabout, Newcastle Upon Tyne)
A167(M) Central Motorway blocked southbound between A193 New Bridge Street Roundabout to A167 (Swanhouse Roundabout) because of accident involving four vehicles. Affecting traffic towards the Tyne Bridge.