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'Reserved judgement' in Sandiford Bali death penalty appeal

The Supreme Court has reserved judgement in a challenge over funding for legal representation for a Redcar woman on death row in Indonesia for drug trafficking.

Lindsay Sandiford, 57, was convicted of trafficking drugs into the resort island of Bali last year. She has appealed to the UK's highest court against a Government policy to not provide funding for legal representation to Britons facing capital charges abroad.

Ms Sandiford's QC Aidan O'Neill told five Supreme Court justices in London that she is "effectively without legal representation" in her case and has "no access to any further private funding".

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Woman thrown from horse on Redcar beach

A horse rider is recovering in hospital after she was thrown from her horse on Redcar beach.

A member of the public spotted the horse on the loose around 10am this morning.

The 48-year-old woman from Yarm was found unconscious about half a mile up the beach towards South Gare by a police helicopter.

Due to the location of the woman and the tide coming in the decision was made to utilise the police helicopter to airlift her hospital using the police helicopter.

Luckily she has no broken bones and had only suffered bruising.

– Inspector Ashley Harvey

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Biker dies in crash with lorry near Yarm

A motorcyclist from Redcar died when his bike crashed with a lorry near Yarm on Friday.

The rider had been separated from his group, when his silver Suzuki bike collided with a Volvo articulated large goods vehicle, with trailer, which was also travelling in convoy with another lorry.

Police want to hear from any witnesses who saw what happened on the B1264 on bends close to Soursike Farm near Hornby.

RNLI veteran Vera celebrates 100th birthday

Vera cuts her cake at special party to mark her 100th birthday Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Vera Robinson MBE is one of the RNLI’s oldest fundraisers, and today she is celebrating her centenary.

Vera began raising funds for the Redcar RNLI in 1930.

She is now president of the Redcar Lifeboat Ladies Guild.

Her one hundredth birthday party was hosted by the Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland.

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