Lindsay Sandiford has been sentenced to death in Indonesia for drug trafficking. She is pictured here being escorted to a cell, where she tried to hide from the press behind a wall within the prison.
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It is the start of the busiest time of the year for the RNLI which rescued 520 people on the North East coast last season.
Alan Bennett is charged with two counts of murder after the deaths of Lynne Freeman and Jodie Betteridge at their homes in Redcar in March.
Researchers in the US believe they may be a step closer to finding Captain Cook's ship, the Endeavour.