Lightning strikes the Tyne Bridge as thunderstorms gripped the North East. We talk to the man who captured it on his phone
There are fears millions of pounds of trade could be lost on Tyneside now Liverpool can compete for cruise ship business.
The ultra-luxury Seabourn Sojourn docks on the River Tyne as part of a European tour.
Wreaths are exchanged on board the Primauguet to commemorate British and French lives lost off the North East coast.
The French naval ship Primauguet has docked on Tyneside to commemorate the loss of two French ships, the Bastiaise in 1940 and the Tadorne in 1913.
In both cases locals in the North East were involved in rescuing the sailors on board.
A French frigate has docked at Northumbrian Quay in North Shields.
It's here commemorate close ties between the North East and France.
A football journalist swam across the river Tyne this morning, after losing a bet on twitter. Daily Telegraph writer Henry Winter promised to take the plunge if Newcastle United committed to their manager Alan Pardew, long-term.
Two years later, the club offered Pardew an eight year contract. Thewriter was accompanied by an experienced swimmer, and is giving all money raised to the cancer charity, The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
At least 80 new jobs are coming to the North East after the region secured investment from the UK’s largest mortgage broker.
London & Country Mortgages has selected Tyne and Wear as the location for its new financial services sales office. The company currently works from Bath.
– Patrick Bunton, London &Coventry Mortgages
“These are high quality jobs and the level of enthusiasm and cooperation we have received really did differentiate the North East from the other areas we looked at.”
Recruitment starts ahead of a likely opening in October or November.
The Port of Tyne has announced its best ever financial results. A massive rise in cargo traffic has meant a rise in turnover by nearly a third to £60m. The success is credited to the success and commitment of the port's employees.
There has also been over £100m of investment in infrastructure at the Port over the last 10 years, including deepening the river, strengthening the Port's quayside berths and developing new cargoes. The deep sea port can now accept the majority of the world's biggest cargo and cruise ships.