Duke of Kent visits Northumbrian RNLI lifeboat stations

Duke of Kent visits Northumbrian RNLI lifeboat stations

HRH The Duke of Kent, President of the RNLI, made a two-day tour of RNLI lifeboat stations at Blyth, Newbiggin, Craster, Seahouses and Berwick, and the Grace Darling museum at Bamburgh in early May. He met volunteer crew members, officials and fundraisers and presented several long service medals and achievement awards.      

HNLMS Walrus visits the Tyne. Picture by Adrian Don - ElectricPics Photography

Submarine visits the Tyne

The first submarine to visit the Tyne for ten years paid a weekend visit in late April.   HNLMS Walrus, a diesel-electric submarine of the Koninklijke Marine – Royal Netherlands Navy – made the operational stay after taking part in a major exercise in the North Sea.       

Whitley Bay New Year’s Day dip

OVER a hundred hardy swimmers braved the icy North Sea today as they took part in the annual Whitley Bay New Year’s Day dip on Whitley Bay beach, organised by the Panama Swimming Club. A couple of pics in the Daily Star…          One in Metro…             […]

Longest living locked-in sufferer ‘improving’

A Sunday Post job… Britain’s longest living locked-in sufferer has cleared a major hurdle — and is looking forward to her first home-cooked meal in 16 years. Christine Waddell has been totally paralysed but fully mentally aware since suffering a huge brain stem stroke in 1997. Like Tony Nicklinson, who battled for the right to […]

Fishing boat Grenaa Star refloated after pier collision

A fishing boat left partially sunk after it was badly damaged in a collision with the south Tyne pier has been refloated. The Grenaa Star hit the pier before beaching at Little Haven, South Shields, early on Tuesday morning. ​Working at low tide on Friday, salvage experts from Tyne & Wear Marine and the Port […]