Ed Megens, yachtsman

Blown away by Newcastle welcome is Dutch Yachtsman Ed Megens

Dutch yactsman Ed Megens on how he and his countrymen fell in love with Newcastle and its new city marina

The home of Tony and Anne Lapping in Corbridge, Northumberland

Property gallery: Corbridge couples home is a grand design for life

Husband and wife Tony and Anne Lapping have lived in their beautiful country home near the charming village of Corbridge for the past two decades

Steve Lennon, general manager of OYT North, and Ann Arkle of OYT North, onboard Lene Sono yacht

Sailor donates yacht to young peoples’ charity Ocean Youth Trust (OYT) North

The Lene Sono – Latin for ‘gentle sound’ – will help young people with the Ocean Youth Trust North sail

Jordan Conley, 19, from County Durham has recently taken part in an inspirational sailing trip with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust updated

North East young people join Dame Ellen MacArthur on sailing trip

Teens and young people are undergoing treatment for cancer but it hasn't stopped them taking on a trip with the famous yachtswoman

Watch: Superyacht Sovereign bids farewell after week on Tyneside

The crew of the superyacht Sovereign have finally said their farewells to Tyneside

Club members gather to watch MP Alan Campbell and North Tyneside's Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn formally open the newly refurbished Tynemouth Sailing club

Sailing on Tyneside gets double funding boost at Tynemouth Sailing Club re-opens

A double funding boost has been handed to sailing clubs on Tyneside

Three bodies found in the River Tyne in Northumberland after kayaking trip

Three bodies have been found in the River Tyne in Northumberland after a family kayaking trip failed to return home

The Duke of Kent, President of the RNLI, visits the RNLI lifeboat station at Berwick upon Tweed as part of a two-day tour of Northumberland RNLI lifeboat stations, seen meeting volunteers crewmembers

Northumberland lifeboat responds to emergency during Duke of Kent visit

Seahouses lifeboat team had an unusual morning after an unexpected Royal visitor clashed with a callout

A yachtsman ran aground sailing down the wrong side of Holy Island

Yachtsman rescued after sailing the wrong way around Holy Island

A lifeboat crew were called out to help a lone yachtman in difficulty off the Northumberland coast

The training ship Wellesley on fire in the Tyne in 1914

Exhibition marks centenary of Tyne ship blaze

Exactly a century ago, the fledgling Pathe News, pioneers of the cinema newsreel, hot-footed it to Tyneside to record a drama on the river

Bernard Trafford: Anger flooding in for Environment Agency chairman

The floods which have left many homes and businesses underwater in the South of the country have led to anger at the Environment Agency

The Royal Quays Marina in North Shields

Two people die in North East coastal accidents

A fisherman died in hospital after he suffered serious head injuries when he fell into the water and became trapped between the dock and a trawler at the Royal Quays

Sea fishing

Sea Angling: Eke takes the honours in Newbiggin Open

The latest news from the North East's sea angling scene

Mike Jobson

Mike Jobson, Business Northumberland High Growth Programme Manager

Mike Jobson’s career has taken him from London to Lagos. He talks to FRANCESCA CRAGGS about boosting business in Northumberland and why he’s returned to his North East roots

Late night fishing on the Tyne

Night fishing first-timer lands on his feet at Bishop Auckland

Gregg Lambert from Catterick tried his hand at night fishing for the first time on the Bishop Auckland AC water and had a superb 9lb 8oz lb fresh run sea trout on a black and silver tube

Billy Steel and Dean Kirtley saved a young man who was in trouble at Amble harbour

Heroic fisherman rescue boy from Amble swimming across River Coquet

Fresh concerns about hazards of rivers after fishermen tell how they pulled a youngster from chilly water on warm day

The students preparing to sail

Wallsend students take part in climate change study

The 10 students from Burnside Business and Enterprise College in Wallsend will board the ship, James Cook, at Tynemouth, and spend seven days at sea

Historic restored Seaham lifeboat George Elmy returns home

THE lifeboat at the centre of a maritime disaster that claimed nine lives made a poignant return to its home port more than half a century after the tragedy.

40 lives put at risk as coach tries to cross Holy Island causeway

SAFETY experts have hit out after a coach carrying around 40 people tried to cross the Holy Island causeway while it was under several foot of water.

Foghorn Requiem at Whitburn is a world first

AN audio-visual attraction involving 50 seagoing vessels, three brass bands and a foghorn was never going to be all plain sailing.

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