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Inspection of John Dobson Street bus lane camera

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An inspection of one of the country's most profitable bus lane cameras is taking place on Wednesday.

The camera on John Dobson Street in Newcastle city centre came into force last February and has raised the council hundreds of thousands of pounds.

An adjudicator from the Traffic Penalty Tribunal is visiting the bus lane to inspect the signs and review a large number of appeals.

Newcastle City Council have revealed how they have made a total of £1.5m from the 62,975 penalty charge notices between 23 February and 31 October 2016. The figure is equivalent to £5,960 a day.

A council spokesman said:

An adjudicator from the Traffic Penalty Tribunal has asked to visit John Dobson Street today.

In the meantime, all current appeals have been put on hold by the Traffic Penalty Tribunal until after the visit.

Drivers should be aware that all restrictions remain in place and enforceable.

– Spokesperson, Newcastle City Council

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Call for witnesses after serious assault in Morpeth

A 28-year-old woman was arrested after a man was seriously assaulted in Northumberland. She has since been released.

Emergency services were called to Morpeth Train Station at 1am on 23 April.

A 36-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious head injuries. His condition is stable.

Detectives believe the assault actually took place between 12.45am and 1am on a small footpath that runs between Coopies Lane and Kingswell. Officers believe a number of people may have been in the area at the time.

Anyone with information are asked to contact police on 101.

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'Serious incident' at York train station

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Police in North Yorkshire are dealing with a serious incident at York train station, with emergency services also on the scene.

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Date set for Clifford's Tower judicial review

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A judicial review hearing of the decision to build a visitor centre at the foot of Clifford's Tower in York will take place next month.

The plans, which were submitted by English Heritage, have been approved by City of York Council.

More than 3,000 people have signed a petition with campaigners saying the development would be 'ugly beyond belief' and 'destroys the view of Clifford tower and the hill.'

A judicial review hearing will take place at Leeds Crown Court on Wednesday 3 May.

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