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MTV Geordie Shore star admits assault charges

Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison at an event in June Credit: Suzan/Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment

A member of the MTV reality show Geordie Shore has admitted two counts of assault after she hurled her shoes at a woman in a bar in Newcastle last summer.

Vicky Pattison, 25, was in Florita's Bar when she mistakenly thought ice had been thrown at her by an 18-year-old woman in a nearby booth, sparking an argument. One of her shoes hit the teenager; the other hit a security guard.

In mitigation, her barrister said she did not mean to injure her and had admitted it was a reckless act.

Granting her bail, the judge said he would sentence her next month but told Pattison that she would not face jail.

Pattison was suspended from the MTV show over the incident.


Raoul Moat victim inquest hears of desire for 'revenge'

An inquest into the death of Chris Brown, who was murdered by Raoul Moat in 2010, has heard evidence from a prisoner who served with Moat at Durham Jail.


Prisoner known only as 'N1' says he spoke to a prison officer shortly after moat was released. He says he made an off the cuff remark


N1 also says Moat had spoken during his time in jail of 'exacting some sort of revenge'

Fan punched police horse after heavy derby loss

Barry Rogerson was involved in the incident with a police horse after the team he supports, Newcastle United, lost heavily in the local derby against Sunderland in April.

Shortly after the incident above, Mr Rogerson said he "lashed out" because he was trying to protect himself after becoming separated from his friends.

"I'm not proud," he told ITV Tyne Tees at the time. "I really let my family down."

Latest: Horse punch fan jailed for 12 months

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Twelve-month sentence for horse punch man

Barry Rogerson is given a 12 month sentence Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A man has been jailed for 12 months for punching a police horse in the face after a match between Newcastle United and Sunderland.

Forty-five-year-old Barry Rogerson, of Bedlington, Northumberland, last month pleaded guilty to a charge of violent disorder.

At Newcastle Crown Court today (Thursday) Rogerson was also given a six year football banning order.

His Honour Judge Paul Sloan QC said: "You attended the football match and by the time the match ended you were worse for wear from drinking while taking your medication.

"You were clapping your hands at the police horse, remaining there despite repeated requests to move.

"You had plenty opportunity to move away but punched the horse in the head."

Rogerson was one of seven men being dealt with by Newcastle Crown Court having pleaded guilty to violent disorder. All were jailed.


Great North runners expected to be hit by storms

The Great North Run will be hit by rain and strong gusts of wind today as stormy conditions roll in across much of the UK, heralding the beginning of autumn.

Competitors run over Tyne Bridge during the Great North Run in Newcastle in 2012. Credit: PA Wire

As some 55,000 people set off on the half-marathon in Newcastle, winds in the area are expected to be up to 40mph, and will increase to 45mph in the afternoon.

Western areas of Scotland are expected to see the worst rain of the day, with 30-40mm falling in some places. It will also bear the brunt of the windy conditions, with Northern Ireland and Cumbria, with some tree branches expected to be brought down by the gusts.

The rest of the UK is expected to see cool, cloudy and windy conditions, with no signs of a return of any sunshine.

Mo Farah to kick start the Great North Run weekend

World Champion and Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has been announced as the honorary starter of the Bupa Great North Run weekend in Newcastle tomorrow.

Mo Farah celebrating as he wins the Men's 5,000m at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow.
Mo Farah celebrating as he wins the Men's 5,000m at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow. Credit: EMPICS Sport/EMPICS Sport

Farah will fire the starting pistol for the shorter 5km event, organisers said.

Fresh from his gold medal successes in the 5,000m and 10,000m at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, will then take on famous long-distance runners Haile Gebrselassie and Kenenisa Bekele in the longer run.

University students to organise start-up in a brewery

Newcastle University is to set up the country's first student-run brewery in a bid to teach entrepreneurial skills and improve the institution's green credentials.

Students will take charge of all aspects of the production from the growth of ingredients to the bottling and marketing of the finished product.

Students will be responsible for every aspect of the brewery, from growing ingredients to marketing
Students will be responsible for every aspect of the brewery, from growing ingredients to marketing Credit: Jacob Ehrbahn/Polfoto/Press Association Images

The microbrewery - dubbed 'Stu Brew' - is to be set up in a disused barn in the coming weeks and will use ingredients grown in the university's community allotments.

Bob Milan, manager of the NUSU community action projects, said: "This is a first for all of us involved so we don't know yet what our beer will turn out like but we're determined it will be good and made with the very best ingredients and a lot of enthusiasm."

The first samples are due for taste-testing in the New Year.

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