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Live News: October 18, 2012
2:29pm Thursday 18th October 2012 in News
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CABLE EXPLOSION: A Darlington man is in hospital with severe burns after the cable he was cutting through exploded.
The 42-year-old man, from Fenby Avenue, in Darlington, was cutting through a cable in an NEDL electrical compound when it exploded, sending 11,000 volts through his body.
He was taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital after the incident, which happened at 2.45am this morning but has since been transferred to the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI), in Newcastle, where he is in a stable condition in the burns unit.
A 39-year-old Darlington man has been arrested in connection with the incident.
A DESCENDANT of the great Victorian novelist Charles Dickens popped into Darlington Civic Theatre today.
Lucinda Dickens Hawksley, the great, great, great-granddaughter of the esteemed writer, gave a unique insight into Dickens’ life with a speech delivered before the matinee performance of Great Expectations.
75 fire-fighters' jobs at risk in Cleveland.
Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter visited Darlington today and by the look on the faces of some of the female members of staff pictured with him at the town's Memorial Hospital he clearly set pulses racing. See the story later. Matt Westcott, assistant news editor.
Redcar races abandoned tomorrow due to waterlogging after a 3pm inspection
Tony Mowbray revealed that striker Luke Williams is out of Middlesbrough's trip to Brighton this weekend with a hip flexor injury. I'm not sure what a hip flexor is, but it appears to be enough to rule Williams out for the weekend.
Richard Mason, Sports Writer
Two players in at #Darlington while one leaves. Transfer news here: http://t.co/kU1ZVzch— @CStoddartEcho 18 October 2012
A 31 year old male from St Helen Auckland charged with possession of a class A drug with intent to supply, a quantity of heroin seized— @BishopNPT 18 October 2012
The Royal Dragoon Guards based at Catterick Garrison preparing to leave for a tour of duty in Afghanistan http://t.co/vPYmgaYr— @jonnyblairitv 18 October 2012
This is another guitar from the same burglary in Seaham #6750 http://t.co/gNIc2SNq— @SeahamPolice 18 October 2012
This guitar has been stolen from a burglary on 16/10/12, from Princess Road, Seaham #6750 http://t.co/LTNZqwD5— @SeahamPolice 18 October 2012
Bad news for campaigners against the £1.4bn waste complex at Allerton Park Quarry near Knaresborough - planners are recommending that county councillors approve the development.
Opponents are now hoping the issue will go before a public inquiry - when they are confident their arguments will prevail.
Sports Reporter Richard Mason asked his Twitter followers "Off to chat Brighton with Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray - any questions?"
- Custard creams or Oreos? if he could only choose one....
- Would he rather have feathers for fingers, or a beak for a nose?
- Can you ask him if he thinks Kerry Katona will ever find true love?
Again proving what a valuable resource social media website Twitter is in the modern age of journalism.