Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat volunteers have been put through their paces in a training exercise with one of the new Sikorsky search and rescue helicopters which are taking over from the RAF.

Tynemouth RNLI lifeboats exercise with new HM Coastguard rescue helicopter

Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat volunteers have been put through their paces in a training exercise with one of the new Sikorsky search and rescue helicopters which are taking over from the RAF. From April, the familiar yellow Sea King, based at RAF Boulmer, will no longer be used by the Coastguard for search-and-rescue missions at sea. […]

RNLI marathon river Tyne charity swim

RNLI marathon river Tyne charity swim

Swimmers today took on a marathon swim down the river Tyne on a sponsored swim with a difference – to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). The three and a half hour swim covered 10 miles, which is the aquatic version of a marathon, starting at Newcastle City Marina at 11am and […]

The wrathful sea: DFDS ferry Princess Seaways battles her way past Tynemouth pier, arriving in the river Tyne from Amsterdam nine hours late due to very poor conditions in the North Sea . Pic By Adrian Don, ElectricPics Photography

Fancy a ferry trip?

The wrathful sea: DFDS ferry Princess Seaways battles her way past Tynemouth pier, arriving in the river Tyne from Amsterdam nine hours late due to very poor conditions in the North Sea. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2451689/UK-weather-Temperatures-tumble-coastal-areas-prepare-flooding.html  

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 […]

Heaven 17 play on the Tynemouth Priory stage during the Mouth of the Tyne Festival 2012

Heaven 17

Heaven 17 play on the Tynemouth Priory stage during the Mouth of the Tyne Festival 2012