Man breaks his spine

A man fractured his spine and suffered a serious head injury when he walked into the path of a car.

A man fractured his spine and suffered a serious head injury when he walked into the path of a car.

The 42-year-old was outside the Talbot pub in High Street, Eston, Teesside, at 4.30pm on Sunday when he stepped in front of a Vauxhall Astra. He was taken to James Cook University Hospital.

007 thousand

A JAMES BOND Casino Night held at the Assembly Rooms in Newcastle by the recently re-launched Northumberland and Durham Lady Taverners raised more than £7,000 for charity.

The money will be used to help young people in the region, particularly those with special needs, take part in sports by providing specialist equipment.

Groups working with special needs young people are urged to see the website to learn how the charity can help.

Penny spending

TALKS will be held on funding to keep public toilets in Seahouses, Northumberland, open longer.

The move by Berwick Borough Council follows criticism of current arrangements. It will be discussed with the parish council.

Pitching in

A £1m all-weather sports pitch being constructed at Berwick High School is nearing completion.

Members of Berwick Borough Council have been assured it will be a community facility.

Meanwhile, the council hopes to appoint a sports co-ordinator with financial backing from Sport England.

Time to fall in

DON'T panic, but Dad's Army will be on the lookout for volunteers in County Durham on Saturday.

Members of the Home Guard will fall into recruiting mode to help in their search for "spies" when they take part in the eighth Yesterday Belongs To You local and family history fair, featuring costumed re-enactors at Durham County Hall.

The free fair, run every two years by Durham County Council, opens 10.30am to 4pm.

As well as the Home Guard, it will feature other costumed re-enactors such as Roma Antiqua and Rent a Peasant.

Pets safer

HUNDREDS of cats and dogs have been snipped and chipped, thanks to a joint RSPCA and police project in Chester-le-Street.

Some 360 cats and dogs were microchipped and 300 neutering vouchers were distributed, 255 for dogs and 45 for cats.


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