Two people have been convicted of the murder of Jimmy Prout. Two others have been found guilty of causing or allowing his death
Newcastle Man In Court Charged With Threat To Kill
A man's appeared in court charged with threatening to behead a UKIP election candidate for Newcastle East.
Aftab Ahmed is accused of making a threat to kill David Robinson Young on the phone.
The 45 year old from Heaton in the city was granted bail and will go on trial in July.
The candidates for Newcastle East are:
- Nicholas Brown (Labour)
- Duncan Crute (Conservative)
- Andrew Gray (Green)
- Paul Phillips (Trade Union and Socialist Coalition)
- David Robinson-Young (UK Independent Party)
- Susan Stevenson (Communist Party of Britain)
- Wendy Taylor (Liberal Democrat)
More than 30 people from the North East have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List
A joint funeral's taken place for South Shields couple Liam Curry and Chloe Rutherford, who died in the Manchester Arena attack
The family of Angela Wrightson, who was murdered by two teenagers in Hartlepool, is calling for a public enquiry into her death
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