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Live News: November 2, 2012
10:12am Friday 2nd November 2012 in News
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A hunting group have bared all for a naked calendar, using saddles and hunting paraphernalia to protect their modesty. The ladies, aged from 18 to 65 appeared in the Northumberland based Tynedale Hunt 2013 calendar which is being sold to raise money for Great North Air Ambulance.
LORRY WOE: Darlington reporter Steven Hugill is heading to Sainsbury's, in Victoria Road, where a lorry has reportedly got stuck and is causing a build-up of traffic. More soon.
We're told the Cornmill evacuation is a "minor incident". Safety first. Hoping to speak to centre boss Susan Young shortly after the fire service give the all clear for staff and shoppers to return to the building.
CENTRE EVACUATED: The Cornmill shopping centre, in Darlington, pictured, has just been evacuated. Fire service called at 2pm, to reports of smoke coming from the centre's lift pump room. Crews from Darlington at the scene.
Eyewitnesses have scene a fire engine going into the service yard.
Concerned residents of Felixkirk, near Thirsk, have been told they may be financially responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of their local church in the future because of an ancient tax dating back to Tudor times.
Many were told if their properties were on former monastic land they would be required to pay Chancel Repair Liability – which applies to more than 16,000 medieval-founded Anglican churches in England and Wales.
It means the responsibility of funding repairs falls on owners of former church land, which can still be invoked in some parishes – although in the majority it is no longer in use.
Although St Felixkirk church is currently in good condition, there is a very real threat for residents as a similar case from 2003 showed – a couple near Stratford-upon-Avon had to fork out almost £300,000 for repairs after losing a legal battle.
Policxe are still seeking witnesses to a smash on the A61 near Busby Stoop, Thirsk, last Friday evening in which a 27-year-old man, originally from Latvia, died.
Biker Nazarovs Stanilavs, from Sowerby, Thirsk, died after his Yamaha was in collison with a car and then burst into flames.
Contact police on 101, press option two and ask for Traffic Constable Chris Graham-Marlow.
CRASH WITNESS APPEAL: Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision on Dunsdale Road in Guisborough at around 7.30pm last night (Thursday 1st November).
The collision involved a black Toyota Starlet and a silver Nissan Qashqai. The 54-year-old female driver of the black Toyota was trapped in the vehicle and had to be freed by the Fire Brigade. She was taken to James Cook University Hospital and later released with minor injuries.
The 33-year-old driver of the Nissan was arrested for being wanted on warrant.
Any witnesses to the collision or anyone who may have seen either vehicle in the area around the time of the incident are asked to contact PC Steven Harbisher of the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency 101 number, quoting reference number 198128.
James Allen back in court. He denies 2 murders. Witness says he saw a man with blood on his sock outside Julie Davison's flat #nefollowers— @jonnyblairitv 02 November 2012
A witness says he saw a man in the alley close to Julie Davison's flat before she was found dead. James Allen denies murder #nefollowers— @jonnyblairitv 02 November 2012
BEHIND BARS: Alan Byrne, a convicted murderer who escaped from outside a Newcastle hospital, is back behind bars.
Byrne, originally from Glasgow, was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1985.
While serving time in Frankland Prison, Durham, in 1995, Byrne was receiving treament at Newcastle General Hospital when two armed men threatened prison staff and allowed Byrne to escape.
He appeared before South Tyneside Magistrates yesterday and is back behind bars.
CENTRE MILESTONE: Darlington's leisure centre, the Dolphin Centre, reaches its 30th anniversary today. A day of celebrations is planned and a reporter will be going along to sample the atmosphere.
ASSAULT WITNESS APPEAL: Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault which happened on Crescent Road in Middlesbrough on Saturday 27th October.
The assault happened at around 12.45pm close to the post office. The 29-year-old male victim was approached by another man who shouted at him. As the victim turned around, he was punched in the face causing him to lose two teeth.
The suspect is described as white, around 30 years old, approximately 6ft tall with short hair. He was wearing a grey tracksuit top.
Police believe there were a number of people in the area at the time of the incident.
Anyone with information or anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact PC Andrew Wellens of Middlesbrough Police on the non-emergency 101 number or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.