Northumbria Police say a 33 year old man has been charged with four firearms related offences. John Charlton, of Melrose Gardens in Amble, appeared before magistrates at Bedlington at 5pm on Thursday, and was remanded in custody.
A police spokesman says the charges relate to the alleged possession of firearms, the illegal sale or transfer of firearms and illegal possession of ammunition.
A collection of vintage shoes has sold for more than a thousand pounds at auction. The collection was gathered from shops around the country by a former travelling salesman from Amble in Northumberland.
The pairs sold as separate lots to one buyer at Anderson and Garland auction house in Newcastle.
A new report says a third of prisoners at HMP Northumberland, near Amble have been locked up in their cells doing nothing, when they could have been placed in job workshops.
The jail is the result of a merger between the former young offender's institution, Castington and Acklington prison.
The report has been welcomed by the chair of the Commons Justice Committee, Sir Alan Beith MP, who says "people in prison should either be working or learning so that when they come out they are more likely to stay away from crime".