A Whitley Bay seal pup popped up and posed for the camera on the beach near St Mary's Lighthouse.
Grey seal pups, who have to fend for themselves after leaving their mothers at just one month old, are often seen resting on the rocks after feeding in the North Sea.
This seal pup, who definitely can't be described as 'camera shy' gave passers-by a surprise wave.
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St Mary’s Lighthouse in Whitley Bay has been illuminated yellow as part of Marie Curie's Great Daffodil Appeal.
The lighthouse was lit up last night to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the campaign. It encourages people to donate and wear one of the charity's daffodil pins during March.
Marie Curie to provides hands-on care and emotional support to people with a terminal illness and their families. The appeal has raised £80.4m since it first took place in 1986.
Charlotte Campbell, Community Fundraiser for Marie Curie in the North East, said:
The Great Daffodil Appeal makes it possible for Marie Curie Nurses to provide free hands-on care for people with a terminal illness. Every March millions of people across the UK show their support for our work by simply giving a donation to wear a daffodil pin."
Whitley Bay Fundraising Group member Debra Mitchell went to see St Mary’s Lighthouse last night, a year since her sister Janet passed away in the Marie Curie Hospice in Newcastle.
Thursday is a poignant day for myself & my family.
It'll be a year to the day that Janet died in the hospice. Instead of it being a sad day I now have something to look forward to.”
More details have been revealed about plans to redevelop the seafront at Whitley Bay.
Plans have been submitted to North Tyneside Council for a 68-room Premier Inn hotel and a Beefeater restaurant on a derelict carpark near the Spanish City site.
The development could create more than sixty jobs, but a number of locals have called for a more imaginative use of the space.
The plans from Kymel Trading Limited are expected to bring more than £1million annually into North Tyneside’s economy.Read the full story ›
Rare footage of the shipbuilding industry from the Tyne Tees archive is being shown at this weekend's Whitley Bay film festival.
The documentary made in the 1980s followed the work of ships' pilots who worked on the River Tyne.
Frances Read takes a look at the footage:
Northumbria Police were called to a flat on York Road in Whitley Bay just before 6.30pm on Tuesday August 25th.
The victim was found inside with stab wounds to his stomach and remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital.
A 46-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent.