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Greggs Bakers' Son In Court On Child Sex Charges
A son of the founder of Greggs bakers has appeared in court charged with sex offences against nine children.
Colin Gregg, who has been both the headmaster of a private school and a social worker, is to stand trial accused of indecently assaulting boys under the age of 16.
Newcastle Crown Court heard the 73-year-old faces a total of 26 charges.
All the offences are said to have taken place between 1963 and 1991.
Gregg, of Home Steadings, Gosforth, Newcastle, was not asked to enter any pleas to the charges during the short hearing but the court heard he maintains "strong denials".
A plea and directions hearing will take place on June 4 and a trial on April 11 next year.
The CPS is appealing for longer jail sentences for three people convicted over the murder of a man with learning difficulties
A report by the End Child Poverty Coalition suggests small growth in benefits could push families deeper into poverty.
An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering Leonne Weeks, 16, who was found dead on a path in Rotherham.
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