North Tyneside Council is offering a lease to those prepared to invest in the landmark - and the more creative the idea, the better.
A new video installation on Tyneside shows what Mars may look like in 200 years time when it has become a junkyard of abandoned spacecraft.
Stephanie Hewson, from North Tyneside, was the victim of a violent sexual assault in Whitley Bay in 2009.
People are beginning to gather in Whitley bay to welcome back the town's carnival after an absence of 20 years.
The event has been organised by volunteers of the Whitley Bay Big Local Partnership.
The group has been awarded £1million from the Big Lottery fund for the community project which aims to make small changes that could make a big impact on the town.
Local schools, choirs and bands will be among those taking part in the carnival.
Police are investigating following an assault on a 16-year-old boy.
Officers were called to a grassed area opposite the Briardene Pub, on The Links, in Whitley Bay, at 11.37pm, on Sunday (May 11) following reports that a youth had been stabbed, suffering a puncture wound.
He was treated by ambulance staff at the scene and taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary, where he was released after further treatment.
The teenager had been walking along The Links when he was approached from behind and assaulted by an unknown offender who ran off.
Police are carrying out enquiries in the area and additional officers are on patrol to reassure the community.
Hundreds of runners have crossed the finishing line at Whitley Bay after taking part in the North Tyneside 10k Run event on Easter Sunday.
It is not yet known how many people competed, or ran for charity, but organisers said 2,000 people had registered to take part.
The route started at the Parks Sports Centre in North Shields before heading down to the Fish Quay, up a challenging climb to Tynemouth Priory and Castle, a dash along a stretch of coastline before finishing in the shadow of St. Mary's Lighthouse.
Seaside towns Whitley Bay and Amble have each secured over £1 million of government regeneration funding.
The money will go toward restoring the Spanish City Dome in Whitley Bay, on North Tyneside and creating a harbour village in Amble, in Northumberland.
A skier from Whitley Bay has died after falling nearly 2,000 ft from a mountain in the French Alps.
David Tapsfield, who was living in France, was skiing on a mountain in Chamonix, when a ridge of snow collapsed underneath him.
His fall triggered an avalanche, which swept him down the mountain.
Mr Tapsfield was 28 years old.
North Tyneside Council has announced plans for the further regeneration of both Whitley Bay and Wallsend.
In Whitley Bay, the council will purchase three prominent vacant properties - High Point Hotel, Avenue Public House and Whiskey Bends Public House - which have blighted the seafront for a number of years and are now set for demolition.
While in Wallsend, the council hope to create land for affordable housing after agreeing to purchase the town's former police station.
The deals were agreed in principle during a meeting between the Elected Mayor and Cabinet last night.
Doctor Who fans are welcoming the show 'My Dalek Has A Puncture' to Whitley Bay Playhouse on November 20. Simon Fisher-Becker, better known to Sci-Fi fans as Dorium Maldovar from Doctor Who, talks about how he became an actor and how to get into the industry.
A man credited with saving a woman's life has said he just did what anyone else would have done. The woman's car had careered 60 feet down an embankment before landing on the beach, as the tide came in.
David Redhead was walking his dogs at Whitley Bay when he saw the drama unfold. Today he told our correspondent Gregg Easteal how he rushed over, called 999, broke into the upturned vehicle and held the woman's hand as the water levels rose.
A dog walker credited with saving a woman's life after her car careered 60 feet down an embankment, and landed on the beach, has said he does not think of himself as a hero.
David Redhead was walking his dogs at Whitley Bay when he saw the drama unfold. He rushed over, dialled 999, broke into the upturned vehicle and held the woman's hand as the water levels rose, until help arrived.
Emergency services had a race against time to save the driver of a car after it rolled down an embankment and crashed through a barrier falling twenty feet onto a beach.
With the rising North Sea tide lapping the side of the car they cut her free from the wreckage. Watch Kenny Toal's report here.