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Man charged after incident at Northallerton police station

A 25-year-old man from Darlington, who was arrested in connection with an incident at Northallerton police station where staff were evacuated and a bomb disposal unit were called in, has been charged with a number of offences.

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He is due to appear at Harrogate Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 4th September 2014, charged with three counts of making threats to kill, one count of making an explosive device, one count of impersonating a police officer by possessing an item of uniform and one count of possessing cannabis.

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Police guard station as bomb team heads in

A policeman stands guard outside Northallerton station Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

North Yorkshire Police has positioned officers around Northallerton station, while a military bomb disposal team attend to a 'suspicious package'.

Pictures from the scene also show that a large part of the road has been closed off.

A part of the High Street has been closed off Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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Roy 'Chubby' Brown fined for reading paper at wheel

Roy 'Chubby' Brown was filmed reading a newspaper as he drove down the A19. Credit: PA

Roy 'Chubby' Brown has been fined £30 and slapped with four points on his licence after he was caught reading a newspaper at the wheel.

The comic, whose real name is Royston Vasey, 69, was filmed by North Yorkshire Police’s mobile safety camera as he drove along the A19 near Crathorne on 15 May.

The newspaper can clearly be seen as the driver navigates the A19.

Northallerton Magistrates also ordered him to pay costs of £60.

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A statement from North Yorkshire Police said: "Motorists must give the road their full attention as a few seconds’ lapse in concentration can have catastrophic consequences, literally meaning the difference between life and death.”

Brown's agent said: "He is not available to comment on this matter."

Hospital apologises to disabled boy after £12m payout

A hospital trust has apologised to the family of a seven-year-old boy who has received a £12m compensation payout. Toby Hart will need 24-hour care for the rest of his life after staff at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton failed to spot he had an abnormal heartbeat when he was born.

Toby Hart in 2009, when his family were filmed for ITV News Tyne Tees

South Tees NHS Foundation Trust said:

“We are sorry that the care afforded to Mrs Hart and to Toby fell below an acceptable standard and that Toby suffered very substantial injuries as a result.

"We have apologised for the failings and that apology is repeated together with every good wish to Toby and his family.

The trust acknowledges that no amount of money can compensate adequately for the damage suffered but it is hoped at least that the agreed sum will give some financial security and provide for Toby's needs."

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