The first of two new California Sea Lions has arrived at Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth
RNLI rescues in the North of England drop by 29% during the wettest summer in 100 years.
A father cycled, swam and ran the coast-to-coast route to raise money for Newcastle's Freeman Hospital, which saved his son's life.
The pop band Lawson will perform at the Mouth of the Tyne Festival in Tynemouth on 11th July.
The four-piece only released their first single in 2012, but they have already had five top ten singles and a top five debut album.
A swan, which had been attacked with bottles and stones, has been released back into the wild.
The Marine Rescue Centre at Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium was called after a gang of youths threw stones and bottles at the bird close to the bus station in Sunderland city centre.
Blue Reef’s Anna Etchells said: “Despite its ordeal the swan did not seem to have any physical injuries, although it was quite stressed.
“It was released the next day on to Queen Elizabeth Lake at Ashington where it swam off and joined the resident flock of swans there.”
For the tenth anniversary of the Mouth of the Tyne Festival, Paul Weller will perform. The 'Modfather' will be in Tynemouth in July. It is organised by North Tyneside Council and supported by Port of Tyne, Kier and TyneMet College.
– Elected Mayor, Norma Redfearn
"We are thrilled to welcome Paul Weller to our tenth anniversary festival and can't wait to see him in action - it's a great way to celebrate ten years of live music and entertainment at one of North Tyneside's most iconic locations."
Paul Weller will perform at this year's Mouth of the Tyne Festival. The former The Jam and Style Council front man will play a special outdoor concert at Tynemouth Priory and Castle on July 12.
Police on Tyneside are investigating after a woman's body was recovered from the sea in South Shields.
The alarm was raised by the Coastguard at 12:37pm on Wednesday, January 22.
Police want anyone who may have seen a woman near to the edge of the South Tyne pier to contact them.
The body of a woman has been pulled from the sea close to the Tyne piers.
Tynemouth RNLI were called out at about 12.30 on Wednesday afternoon after a member of the public contacted the coastguard to say they had seen a body in the River Tyne close to South Shields pier.
A rescue helicopter from RAF Boulmer winched the body, thought to be that of a woman in her 40s, from the lifeboat and took it to Newcastle's RVI hospital. Adrian Don, spokesman for Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat, said: "Our volunteer crew pulled a female casualty from the water.
"The crew started first aid although she was unfortunately showing no signs of life.
"The casualty was winched onboard the RAF helicopter where the winchman, a trained paramedic, would have continued first aid until she was passed into the care of hospital medics."
Investigations are underway into why a fishing trawler sank in the North Sea over the weekend. A father and son from Maryport in Cumbria and two crew men fishing out of North Shields, were winched to safety by RAF helicopter, 24 miles from the Tyne.
Four fishermen have had to be airlifted to hospital after their boat sank 25 miles off the North East coast.
The crew, a father and son from Maryport in Cumbria and two men fishing with them out of North Shields, were unhurt but had to abandon ship when the trawler began to take in water. Watch Julia Barthram's full report.
The skipper of a trawler which sank off the North East coast says he can't praise the emergency services enough. Ryan Whitehead, from Maryport in Cumbria, was fishing out of North Shields with his son and two crew members when their boat began to list.
He told ITV they didn't have time to grab life jackets and had to take to the life raft without them. They were in the raft for around half an hour, but said it felt like hours, before a helicopter from RAF Boulmer winched them to safety. The Tynemouth lifeboat also went to the rescue.
Mr Whitehead thanked everyone for their response to his mayday call, umpteen vessels of all types heard the call and turned in their direction.
The fishing boat, Rachel Jayne IV, sank. Mr Whitehead said they felt they'd been very lucky and things could have been much worse.