Car hits woman, 90

A woman aged 90 was hit by a car and her leg injured in a supermarket car park.

A woman aged 90 was hit by a car and her leg injured in a supermarket car park.

She was at a crossing in the Co-op car park in Newburn Road, Throckley, Newcastle, when she was hit by an MG driven by a man aged 77.

Major search

A MASSIVE search and rescue operation was launched after a vulnerable man went missing overnight.

Eric Laskey, 75, disappeared from his home in Monkseaton, North Tyneside, late on Thursday. His family contacted police who alerted search and rescue teams and the volunteer life brigade were scrambled to scour the Monkseaton and Whitley Bay area. He was eventually found safe and well at 4am at Regent Centre Metro Station, Gosforth, Newcastle.

Tipping bill

A MAN was fined £200 yesterday after he admitted fly-tipping.

Kevin Kendall, 27, of Pelaw Road, Chester-le-Street, was ordered to pay costs of £1,101 to the Environment Agency, which brought the case and £455 in compensation to Chester-le-Street District Council.

Jill Fogg, prosecuting at Durham Magistrates Court, said the council found a large quantity of tree cuttings dumped near playing fields at Edmondsey, County Durham and more cuttings, roots and fencing were later tipped at the side of a house.

Kendall said a local tip would not allow him on the premises with his lorry.

Man is found

A MAN who went missing after feeling depressed has been found.

Malcolm Hall, 55 disappeared from his hone in Bramhope Green, Wrekenton in Gateshead on Tuesday, but was found safe and well yesterday.

Council hitch

HOPES that an election might be held in May for a new town council to represent Berwick, Tweedmouth and Spittal have been dashed.

Berwick Borough Council officials have been advised by the Electoral Commission that an order establishing the parishes will not be passed in time.

IT classes help

FREE IT classes and childcare for mothers proved successful in a pilot scheme run by Gateshead College and Sure Start.

The 10-week training course to raising the ambitions of stay-at-home mums, took place at the College's Blaydon Learning Shop.


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