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Live News: October 30, 2012
10:24am Tuesday 30th October 2012 in News
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There are Dispersal orders in place in the following area’s Marton/Nunthorpe, Coulby Newham, Linthorpe, North Ormesby, Park End,...— @ClevelandPolice 30 October 2012
defence barrister told to stop shouting at teenage witness by judge during cross examination in James Allen double murder trial.— @graemeecho 30 October 2012
Travel Information for Sunderland v #Middlesbrough League Cup Match http://t.co/zmB6zW9Z #police— @ClevelandPolice 30 October 2012
teenage witness who helped Allen do some work in Dunford's house is being cross examimed at length by defence barrister— @graemeecho 30 October 2012
Priceless - Victor Chandler lists Northern Echo sports editor as 1,000-1 to get the Hartlepool United manager's job. http://t.co/3JNRxwjX— @EchoPeterBarron 30 October 2012
JAMES ALLEN TRIAL: PC who was first into Mr Dunford's house tells how he saw dried blood on the pensioner's face and couldn't find a pulse.
SPORT: Major movement in the market for the betting on the next manager of Hartlepool United.
Bet Victor have - after The Northern Echo's story today - put Sven-Goran Eriksson at 33/1.
Colin Cooper and Darrell Clarke are 4/1.
And making up the list of runners and worth a punt at 1,000 / 1 is The Northern Echo's sports editor Nick Loughlin !
Angelina Dicicco tells jury how she called 999 when she saw Colin Dunford's body. The jury listens to call and hears the panic in her voice— @graemeecho 30 October 2012
ALMOST GOT IT LICKED: It's a good job Lawrence Edmonds has a sense of humour.
He's nearing the end of an epic mission to lick - yes, lick - every cathedral in the country.
The 27-year-old from York embarked on his bizarre mission after making a bet with a pal - and if he fails to complete it he has to run starkers round York Minster.
INCINERATOR D-DAY: It's D-Day for plans for a massive £1.4bn incinerator complex to deal with waste from all over North Yorkshire.
Over 100 protesters have gathered at County Hall in Northallerton where councillors are debating whether to give the scheme, at Allerton Park near Knaresborough, their approval.
Court hears how Mr Foreman's partner screamed when she saw Colin Dunford dead in his house and they immediately called 999.— @graemeecho 30 October 2012
George Foreman tells how he found his friend dead after becoming concerned about his welfare and used spare keys to open the front door.— @graemeecho 30 October 2012
Mr Dunford's friend George Foreman tells jury how he walked home with him almost every night for 10 years until the day before he was killed— @graemeecho 30 October 2012
BOYCOTT CALLS: Darlington FC chairman Denis Pinnegar has urged fans not to protest at the West Auckland away game on November 10, following the announcement that ticket prices for the fixture will be double the normal admission price.
A fans' Facebook group, calling for the game to be boycotted, has more than 220 'likes'.
Mr Pinnegar said: "There is talk about fans turning up outside the West Auckland ground to protest which is something that the board would vigorously discourage as it will lead to unnecessary confrontation and the risk of disruption, which will not be in the interests of Darlington Football Club.
"We are appealing to fans to continue to be the great ambassadors for Darlington Football Club they have been all season.”
FANS' PLEA: Denis Pinnegar
Darlington reporters are working on the story of a man being bitten on the nose following a night out in the town.
The 23-year-old victim needed plastic surgery and may be scarred for life after the attack, in Houndgate, in the early hours of Sunday.
Elsewhere, reporter Alexa Copeland is writing a tribute to former dancer Kath Wright, who won a string of national competitions with her husband, Steve. Mrs Wright has died aged 80.
Andy Walker, Darlington chief reporter
witnesses portraying Colin Dunford as a quiet and friendly man. James Allen murder trial.— @graemeecho 30 October 2012
Our Tees reporting team will today be covering day two of the trial of James Allen, accused of murdering two people.
Julie Davison, 50, of Whitby, was stabbed more than 30 times, it emerged in court yesterday. Colin Dunford, 81, was found with head injuries in his Middlesbrough home. Mr Allen has pleaded not guilty to both counts.
The Tees reporters will also be reporting on the erection of the UK’s first Inflatable sports dome at Seaton Carew, Hartlepool and a bid to create a new community theatre and arts space in Guisborough.
first witness tells jury that Colin Dunford was a regular at Sammys club and came in at 10.30pm every night- you could set your watch by him— @graemeecho 30 October 2012
A signed copy of the speech Earl Spencer gave at Princess Diana's funeral is going to be auctioned to raise money for KartForce, a karting team made up of injured soldiers.
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Can't see it happening, but if @Official_HUFC pushed boat out for Sven, interest in town today has already shown it would bring fans back!— @paulfraserecho 30 October 2012
Prosecution opening speech has finished in the James Allen trial. First pieces of evidence due to be heard by jurors after agreed facts read— @graemeecho 30 October 2012
Jury told Cctv, scientific and phone record evidence will prove Allen killed both victims. Prosecution say he lied during police interview.— @graemeecho 30 October 2012
Court hears he had a knife and screwdriver on him when he was arrested in Leeds— @graemeecho 30 October 2012
James Allen claimed he had nothing to do with deaths of Colin Dunford or Julie Davison during police interview.— @graemeecho 30 October 2012
waiting for the second day of the James Allen double murder trial to start. Defence opening speech expected to begin this afternoon.— @graemeecho 30 October 2012
Tees Valley Chief Reporter Graeme Hetherington will be reporting live from the murder trial of James Allen, the man accused of killing Julie Davison and Colin Dunsford in separate attacks earlier this year.
Follow his trial updates throughout the day here.
ACCUSED: James Allen