Officers have issued a warning after a group of jet skiers were seen getting close to the creatures on North Shields Fish Quay.Read the full story ›
It took 30 firefighters several hours to bring last night's Tuxedo Royale fire under control. The blaze started around 7pm - see the video here.
Dave Turton from Cleveland Fire Brigade says the fire engulfed more than half the ship:
The floating nightclub, which was originally moored on the Tyne, caught fire around 7pm on Wednesday evening.
Since 2006 the ship has spent her retirement in a dockyard on Teesside.
It was here that the fire broke out.
Fire services were called around on Wednesday 31 May to reports of a fire on the Tuxedo Royale.Read the full story ›
Investigations are underway after a former Newcastle party boat caught fire on Teesside on Wednesday evening.
Fire Services were called out around 7 o'clock to the The Tuxedo Royal, which was originally moored on the Tyne.
Eight appliances were at the Middlesbrough site to tackle the blaze on the former Newcastle Nightclub boat.
The Cleveland Fire Brigade was called to the scene at around 7pm on Wednesday 31 May to get the blaze under control.
Two hand control branches, one ground monitor, and a hydrologic platform were used to tackle the flames.
Quayside bars in Newcastle are being given flotation bags that can be used to reel in people who fall into the river.Read the full story ›
A man rescued from the River Tyne near to the Tyne Bridge in Newcastle has been taken to hospital.
Just before 9pm yesterday evening, Monday 18th, the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade were called to assist the North East Ambulance Service who were helping a person in difficulty in the river.
The man was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.
A fire under the Tyne's historic Swing Bridge was probably caused by a discarded cigarette, according to investigators.
35 firefighters fought the flames last week.
More than 250 square feet of a wooden platform under the bridge's jetty caught fire.
The bridge itself, which opened in 1876, was undamaged.
The daily tilting of the Millennium Bridge has begun again. The bridge traditionally tilts every day throughout the summer months at midday.
The bridge will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists for roughly 10 minutes while the tilt takes place.
Councillor Gary Haley, Cabinet member for Culture, says:
You know summer is just around the corner when the Gateshead Millennium Bridge starts its lunchtime tilts again!”
We get tourists and visitors from all around the world coming to see our bridge, and when it tilts you’ll often see them standing in open-mouthed amazement. Many people have told us that it’s one of the most impressive things they’ve seen."