A powerboat racing event, described as the aquatic equivalent of Formula One, will take place on the Tyne this weekend.
Competitors in the Zapcat GrandPrix race will have to navigate a "technically challenging course" between the Tyne and Millenium bridges.
Last year, 25,000 spectators watched from the Quayside.
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.
“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.
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