Author: Sophie Dishman

Appeal after fatal collision in Gateshead

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Gateshead.  At 12.45pm, yesterday (January 26), a Nissan Micra collided with an elderly man as he was crossing the road at the bottom of Shibdon Bank. Police and paramedics attended the scene and the 83-year-old man was taken to the RVI hospital for […]

Sunderland RNLI saved 93 lives last year

Sunderland Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) saved 93 people from the sea last year, according to rescue statistics issued today.  They had 70 launches of their volunteer lifeboat crews and lifeguards in 2015. Andrew Ashton, RNLI divisional operations manager in the north of England, said: “The RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crews […]