An open-top bus parade has progressed through Whitley Bay, to celebrate the success of a local school football team.
Valley Gardens Middle School under-11's have won the Danone Nations Cup, which is run by the English Schools Football Association.
A number of premises in Whitley Bay have been evacuated after a gas cylinder caught fire.
Emergency services were called to reports of the blaze on Foxhunters Road at around 4pm today.
Roads are still open around an area which has been cordoned off.
A man has been taken to hospital after being rescued from the sea at Whitley Bay.
The 53-year-old was spotted in the water opposite the High Point Hotel at around 8:15am before being rescued by police and the local lifeboat. He was transported to Rake Lane Hospital where is currently in intensive care.
Northumbria Police are keen to speak to anyone who has information about the incident.
The Links road in Whitley Bay has now re-opened after a crash involving a pedestrian this morning.
A pedestrian has been taken to hospital after being hit by a car in Whitley Bay.
The incident happened on the Links, opposite Eastbourne House Care Home at around 9am. A female pedestrian has been taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.
Police say the road will be closed for several hours to allow for collision investigation. Diversions are in place.
Any witnesses are being asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101, quoting log number 471 of 31/05/14.
The carnival returned to Whitley Bay for the first time in 20 years.
Hundreds of visitors and locals were there to welcome it back in the Bank Holiday sunshine.
After a twenty year absence, a parade is due to start as part of the town's carnival.
The group behind the event has been awarded £1million from the Big Lottery fund for a community project which aims to make small changes that could make a big impact on the town.
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.