Dan Warburton

Dan Warburton

Dan Warburton is our chief reporter and has been with us since 2008.

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Lord Jeremy Beecham

Labour peer wades into row over Newcastle Magistrates' Court

Lord Jeremy Beecham has spoken out about the North East's justice system following news that Newcastle Magistrates’ Court cells would stay closed until May

Northumbria Police Commissioner Vera Baird

Police crime commissioner attacks court service after cells condemned

Vera Baird and Lewis Pearson have attacked the court service for failing to act sooner after the court cells were condemned

Paul Crawford

Newcastle University student's plea for clemency fails as he's left facing £100k legal bill

Paul Crawford - who sued professors at Newcastle University after he failed his medical degree by one mark - told he must pay court costs

Alok Dhanda at North Tyneside Magistrates

Newcastle financial advisor Alok Dhanda denies £600,000 fraud

53-year-old Alok Dhanda is facing 13 charges of fraud over claims he operated a Ponzi scheme worth thousands

Tony Clarke

Sunderland funeral director Tony Clarke subject of police investigation

Sunderland funeral director Tony Clarke - criticised by a coroner last month for being "unreliable" - is now at the centre of a police investigation

Undated file photo of General Sir Richard Shirreff who has warned that restructuring the Army is

General Sir Richard Shirreff warns army restructure is 'one hell of a risk'

Restructuring the army is “one hell of a risk” that will weaken the armed forces, one of Britain’s most senior generals has warned

Vickie English and Ben Creke help launch the 100 Days Apprenticeship Challenge

New scheme bids to boost levels of North East apprentices

The North East Chamber of Commerce is launching a 100 Days Apprenticeship Challenge to tackle a skills shortage in the region

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling

Chris Grayling accused of 'gambling with public safety' over probation plans

Mike Quinn, of Napo, claims the Justice Minister's plans to slice the service in two will put the public at risk

Police recover the body of a man from muddy water near Forest Gate, Palmersville, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Postmortem on body found on North Tyneside waste ground 'not suspicious'

Officers said they were not treating the death of a man whose body was found in wasteland in North Tyneside as suspicious

Tony Clarke a funeral director from South Hylton, Sunderland

Sunderland funeral director criticised after 'body stored in derelict flower shop'

Tony Clarke was branded "unreliable" after he wrongly claimed Pauline Kent's body was riddled with infections.

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