It's believed a bottle of flammable liquid was thrown through the window of Oddies Pub on Hylton Road
North East Families Get Away For The Summer
This week will be one of the busiest of the year for people heading on holiday from the North East.
Spain is the number one destination for people heading abroad this sumemr.
Travel organisation Abta also say bookings to Greece and Turkey have been going well, while for those travelling further afield Dubai, Mexico and Florida are among the most popular destinations.
Graeme Mason, Head of Planning and Corporate affairs at Newcastle International Airport has told Heart it's one of the busiest weeks of the year for them,
"Just under a million people will travel to and from Newcastle Airport over the summer.
That's about 2-3% up on last year, so the numbers are very positive.
The Airport is very busy. We're handling, on average 17,500 people every day."
For those holidaying in Britain, the most popular places to visit are the south-west of England, the south coast and Wales.
If you're staying in the UK, there's a warning this Friday's likely to be the busiest on the roads.
Transport information company Inrix reckons hour-long journeys could take up to half an hour more, with people expected to drive an average of 1,082 miles each during the 6 week holiday.
The Government has announced it's spending £71.6m on projects to grow the North East's economy.
It happened shortly after midnight on Thursday January 18th on Scotswood Road
25 North East schools have been named on a list of under-performing schools in the country
Most Viewed Pictures On Heart
Recently Played Tracks
To listen live, choose your preferred location:
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.