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Gale force winds and stormy seas batter Tynemouth pier. Pic By Adrian Don, ElectricPics Photography

Wintry storm hits Tynemouth

WINTER came to Tynemouth early today as gale force winds and heavy seas battered Tynemouth Pier. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2451689/UK-weather-Temperatures-tumble-coastal-areas-prepare-flooding.html              

Members of the Fire Brigades Union walk out on strike at the stroke of noon at Tynemouth Fire Station

Firefighters strike in pensions dispute

Firefighters at Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue's Tynemouth Community Fire Station walked out for four hours at noon today in a national protest organised by the Fire Brigades Union over pensions and proposals to increase the retirement age to 60 for all firefighters.       

RNLI Grace Darling 175th Anniversary

Grace Darling 175th Anniversary

The RNLI's commemoration of the 175th Anniversary of Grace Darling's famous rescue of the survivors of the wreck of the SS Forfarshire after she ran aground on the Farne Islands in the early hours of Sepetember 7th, 1838.   To mark the occasion, a 104 year-old restored lifeboat, the William Riley, was rowed by volunteers […]

Kyran Richmond

Kyran Richmond – a brave young lad

Kyran Richmond, 9, from County Durham has Battens Disease, an inherited neurodegenerative disorder that means he is losing his sight and the ability to walk, but that didn't stop him from taking part in the 2013 Junior Great North Run, accompanied by his brother Cameron and Dad Carl, all pictured for the Sunday Post, training […]

Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat volunteer crewmember Jill McCormick has her marriage to Simon Lee blessed onboard the Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat 'Spirit of Northumberland'.

And the bride wore… RNLI Yellow Wellies!

Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat volunteer crewmember Jill McCormick has her marriage to Simon Lee blessed onboard the lifeboat Spirit of Northumberland. The couple were married an hour earlier at the local registry office before being blessed at the lifeboat station by station Chaplain Reverend Timothy Duff.  Jill, 35, has been an RNLI volunteer for 12 years and […]