Volunteers from the Tynemouth lifeboat have been involved in the furthest rescue at sea in the history of the RNLI.Read the full story ›
Alan Campbell has been re-elected as the Labour MP for Tynemouth.
Tynemouth RNLI was called to one of their 'furthest rescues' when a North Shields skipper and crew members were left stranded out to sea.Read the full story ›
A bomb disposal team has carried out a controlled explosion after a rusted hand grenade was found on the beach in Tynemouth.
A 200m cordon was put in place while the team from Catterick assessed the risk.
The area is now safe and the cordon has been removed.
Figures released today by the RNLI show the most common reason for rescue in 2014 was machine failure.Read the full story ›
A man, woman and child have been rescued from rocks after becoming cut off by the tide.
A group of six people were spotted on rocks knows as 'Bears Back' between Cullercoats Bay and Tynemouth Long Sands. Three of the group, believed to be teenage girls, waded through 15 metres of water back to the beach. The RNLI Lifeboat rescued the man, woman and child, along with two dogs, from the rocks.
The Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade, which responded to the call on the land, is warning people of the dangers of wading back to shore because of hidden currents. The Brigade recommends if people become cut off by the tide they dial 999 and take advice from the Coastguard.
A pride of poisonous baby lionfish has gone on display at Tynemouth's Blue Reef Aquarium.
The six lionfish, which are currently just five centimetres long, are being looked after in a special display tank, and hand-fed by staff using tweezers.
Normally found living among the coral reefs of Pacific Ocean, the fish are renowned as highly efficient predators.
A letter from one half of legendary comedy duo Laurel and Hardy that was sent to a family friend goes under the hammer today in Newcastle.
The signed and dated note from Stan Laurel was sent to Margaret Miller in 1960, 70 years after the star went to school with her husband Arthur in Tynemouth when they were both young boys.
The letter, on letterhead paper from Laurel's address in Santa Monica, California, is dated March 24th and thanks Mrs Miller for her belated Christmas card calendar.
The letter is being sold at Anderson and Garland's Fine Art & Antiques sale by Mrs Miller's daughter, also called Margaret, who is now 88 and lives in Hexham.
A girlfriend in Tynemouth has made a T-shirt for her boyfriend to wear all week while holidaying in Ibiza.Read the full story ›
Police have charged two people in connection with a robbery at the Salutation Hotel, on Front Street, Tynemouth.
Thomas Bailey, 37, of Falstaff Road, North Shields, has been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and possession of a firearm.
Paul Oliver, 44, of Watch House Close, North Shields, has been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.
Both men appeared before North Tyneside Magistrates' Court.
Two women who were also arrested have been bailed pending further enquiries.