A man accused of punching a horse, after Newcastle United's home derby last April, has pleaded guilty to a charge of violent disorder. Barry Rogerson, from Bedlington, appeared at Newcastle Crown Court. He will be sentenced next month.
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The constituency of Washington and Sunderland West includes the UK's largest car plant, which was opened by Nissan in 1984.
This seat was formed prior to the 2010 General Election, taking in Sunderland city centre and the Ryhope area to the south.
The constituency of Stockton South includes relatively affluent areas like Yarm and Eaglescliffe.