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Solicitors form picket line outside Newcastle Magistrates' Court in protest of legal aids cuts; Courts in the North East said they were 'struggling to cope' as the regions lawyers joined a nationwide boycott against reductions to legal aid fees.
Byline: Sara Nichol Solicitors from across the North East joined forces to form a picket line in protest over cuts in legal aid. The action comes in response to a reduction in the last 12 months of 17.5% to fees, which have not increased in more ...
- R (on the application of the Electoral Commission) (Respondent) v City of Westminster Magistrates Court (Respondent) and The United Kingdom Independence Party (Appellant)
Fears for Newcastle Magistrates' Court as Michael Gove signals fresh wave of court closures; Justice Secretary Michael Gove says there is 'no intrinsic reason' why trials could not be held at hotels or town halls.
Byline: Rachel Wearmouth A fresh wave of court closures could see criminal trials take place at North East town halls or hotels, it has been revealed. Justice Secretary Michael Gove confirmed there will be another programme of court closures in E...
'Protesters' who allegedly blocked access to Durham mine appear in court; One woman pleaded guilty to obstruction of the highway while three others denied the offence at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court.
Byline: Kathryn Riddell Four people have appeared in court after allegedly blocking the road outside a new Durham mine site. Two protesters allegedly camped out on the A692 between Leadgate and Dipton all Saturday night with their arms locked tog...
Wallsend shooting victim Paul Borg pleads not guilty to driving dangerously on the A187; Wallsend shooting victim Paul Borg appeared at North Tyneside Magistrates' Court to face three driving-related charges.
Byline: Sara Nichol The victim of a drive-by shooting, caused by a feud between rival gangs, has denied driving a car dangerously on a busy Tyneside road. Paul Borg was blasted in the leg as he tried to fix a car radio outside a North Tyneside ho...
Troubled Byker newsagents ordered to close for selling legal highs; Ranja News, on Bothal Street, was given a closure order at Newcastle Magistrates' Court and will now remain shut for 10 weeks.
Byline: Sara Nichol A newsagents with a long history of trouble has been ordered to close for 10 weeks after repeatedly selling legal highs. Residents living near to Ranja News, on Bothal Street, in Byker, had been complaining of anti-social beha...
Elswick pervert leered at and touched breast of university student at bus stop; Failed asylum seeker Abdul Ibrahim was given a community order after admitting sexual assault at North Tyneside Magistrates' Court.
Byline: Sara Nichol A pervert leered at a terrified student before touching her breast. Sleazy Abdul Ibrahim followed the woman as she made her way out of Central Station to a bus stop before standing in front of her and staring at her chest, a c...
Pizzaholic owner hits back after 'filthy' Heaton takeaway was slammed by health inspectors; Pizzaholic on Chillingham Road, Newcastle, was fined by Newcastle Magistrates' Court for food hygiene offences.
Byline: Chris Knight The owner of a Newcastle takeaway says "immediate action" has been taken to restore hygiene standards after the previous tenant was slammed by health inspectors. Environmental health officers visited Pizzaholic on Chillingham...
Mum of murdered Nikki Allan set fire to neighbour's shed over 'animosity' surrounding her death; Sharon Henderson, 51, was given a conditional discharge at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court on for arson and criminal damage.
Byline: Hannah Graham The mother of murdered Nikki Allan set fire to a neighbour's shedafter a dispute over a garden gate escalated. There was "animosity" between Sharon Henderson, 51, and her male neighbour relating to the murder of her daughter...
Punter who became infatuated with escort admits sending 'revenge porn' to her sister; Keith Gilbertson, 37, appeared at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court after sending a video clip to woman.
Byline: Kali Lindsay A man who became infatuated with an escort sent a tape of them having sex to her sister. Keith Gilbertson, 37, arranged to meet the woman through an adult website and met her on a number of occasions before asking her to be h...
Waterstones cashier stole [pounds sterling]11,000 using bookstore loyalty cards to pocket customers' cash; Barry McCann, of Newcastle, was handed a suspended prison sentence at North Tyneside Magistrates' Court over his loyalty stamp card scam.
Byline: Hannah Graham A cunning cashier stole more than [pounds sterling]11,000 from Waterstones using the book store's own loyalty cards. North Tyneside Magistrates' Courtheard that tricks like the one Barry McCann, of Rowantree Road,Newcastle, ...
Wideopen pensioner, 88, fined after pet mauls another dog and its owner; Stephen Proud admitted his staffie cross Ginger was dangerously out of control in Lockey Park at North Tyneside Magistrates' Court.
Byline: Sara Nichol A pensioner has avoided losing his beloved pet after it mauled another dog and left a woman potentially needing plastic surgery. Frail Stephen Proud was out walking his staffie cross Ginger off the lead in Lockey Park, in Wide...
Gateshead criminal Carl Hodgson on the run after fleeing from magistrates' court; Carl Hodgson, of Seaburn Gardens in Felling, was about to be sentenced at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court when he made off.
Byline: Kathryn Riddell A wanted man fled from court minutes before he was due to be sentenced. Carl Hodgson, of Seaburn Gardens in Felling, Gateshead, was due to appear at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court on Thursday, May 25 for a breach of a c...
Boxing legend Glenn McCrory appears at Newcastle Magistrates' Court on assault charge; Former boxing world champion Glenn McCrory told Newcastle Magistrates' Court he was 'baffled' by charge as he appeared in the dock.
Byline: Sara Nichol Geordie boxing legend Glenn McCrory has appeared in court charged with assault. The former world champion was in the dock for allegedly assaulting a man and making off without paying for a [pounds sterling]7 taxi fare. Dress...
Who appeared at North Tyneside Magistrates' Court last week? Here are some of the people convicted; Four drink driving cases and a man who stole Benefit mascara and Dior aftershave from Boots were among those who were convicted at the court.
Byline: Sara Nichol Cases sitting at North Tyneside Magistrates' Court between October 11 and 13. Ashleigh Inskip, 20, of Derwent Gardens, Wallsend pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman by beating her in Wallsend on May 1. She was discharged condi...
Who was convicted at South East Northumberland Magistrates' Court between November 15 and 18; A thief who stole nearly [pounds sterling]200-worth of vodka and a shoplifter convicted of offences dating back two years ago were among the cases heard.
Byline: Sara Nichol Cases sitting at South East Northumberand(including Newcastle remand cases) between November 15 and 18 Callum McCall, 25, of Loud Terrace, Stanley, pleaded guilty to damaging an iPhone and remote control, worth [pounds sterlin...
Council admits tax blunder which led to 100-year-old woman being 'threatened with prison'; Betty Weightman was summoned to appear at Magistrates' Court for failure to pay a council tax bill after she was wrongly charged for a year.
Byline: Kathryn Riddell Council chiefs have apologised to a 100-year-old woman who they 'threatened with prison' over a tax blunder. Betty Weightman, who celebrated her centenary birthday last August, moved out of her Jesmond homeinto Fleming Cou...
Man accused of Mohamed Rashwan manslaughter remanded in custody; Gary Pitt appeared at Gateshead Magistrates' Court charged with killing Mohamed Rashwan.
Byline: Sara Nichol A manslaughter suspect has appeared in court over the death of an Egyptian dad-of-two. Gary Pitt is accused of the killing Mohamed Rashwan after an alleged attack on Sunderland Road, Gateshead, on Saturday, May 2. Mr Rashwan...
Man appears in court in connection with Gateshead armed police incident; Mark Havery, 38, of Avenue Road, Gateshead, made his first court appearance at Bedlington Magistrates' Court.
Byline: Chris Knight A man charged following an incident which led armed police to bring a busyGatesheadsuburb to a standstill has appeared in court. Mark Havery appeared before Bedlington Magistrates' Court on Thursday following the incident inB...
Gosforth Woman charged over fraud by false representation claims; Stephanie Scott appeared at Newcastle Magistrates' Court to face five offences for fraud.
Byline: nechronicle Administrator A woman has appeared in court charged with fraudulently taking out loans and buying mobile phones under the name of a vulnerable man. Stephanie Scott appeared at Newcastle Magistrates' Court to face five offences...
Man charged after raiders storm Wallsend home and injure two people; John Craig Jamieson appeared at North Tyneside Magistrates' Court charged with aggravated burglary with intent.
Byline: Sara Nichol A man has been charged after raiders stormed a Tyneside home and injured two men. John Craig Jamieson was in the dock at North Tyneside Magistrates' Court charged with aggravated burglary with intent after the incident on Dene...