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North Yorkshire Police is investigating after a confrontation
between a huntsman and a protestor at the Middleton Hunt
Charles Carter, from Birdsall near York, was caught on camera
making sexual comments to Linda Hoggard, when she
He has now resigned his position as a Conservative
district councillor. John Cundy reports.
Excuse me, did you know hunting was banned?
The moment when Linda Hoggard approached Charles Carter to
The hunt protester challenges Mr Carter and he starts filming her.
I would quite like to shoot you, actually.
Charles Carter has been a district councillor in
Norfolk for five years but he resigned overnight
after the revelations of his conduct.
His council leader said he was appalled.
In June 2015 Charles Carter, as master of the west Norfolk fox
hounds, was interviewed about the ban on fox hunting.
Having to look over one's shoulder all the time in fear of
breaching bad law is not what the country should be about.
But Charles Carter has now moved his home near York and
the Middleton Hunt, with whom he now rides,
is described as one of the most historic in north
Yorkshire, going back more than 200 years.
Now Charles Carter's comments have bought controversy to
I don't know if it has been blown out of proportion.
He has definitely stepped over the line.
That's not relevant to the situation at all.
It is now understood that Mr Carter has
now phoned Linda Hoggard to apologise for his behaviour.
We hear of a number of reports of people who are abused
and spat at, harrassed, intimidated, this is a
problem that is seemingly getting out of control,
one of the problems is that the hunt lobby organisation has
refused pointedly to condemn or to apologise
for these incidents and they are getting worse and worse.
North Yorkshire Police have confirmed they are
Andrew Bell was the first person from the UK to undergo
treatment that he hopes will help him walk again.
Andrew, who's from County Durham, was left paralysed after a motorbike
Doctors told him he would never walk again.
But he's just returned from a second trip to Thailand
where doctors say he's moving towards a point where he'll
become the first patient with complete spinal injury
Our health reporter Sharon Barbour has this exclusive report.
Standing is a remarkable achievement for Andrew Bell.
Indescribable to look at myself in the mirror pretty
Andrew from County Durham was paralysed from the waist down
after a motorbike incident and told he would never walk,
But a former fighter, he wasn't ever going to give up trying.
He went out to Bangkok where doctors injected millions of embryonic chord
stem cells and an electrical stimulator was fitted
For the last three months he's been back in Thailand
And here he's been learning to walk again.
And for his mother, earlier this month, a birthday message,
Hi, Mum, I just wanted to say - hope you have a fantastic birthday,
sorry I can't be there but
Having been told 18 months ago round a hospital bed that
he was paralysed, be able to stand or walk again, and then to see
on my birthday there is Andrew in Thailand standing,
Yes, I couldn't wish for anything more.
When we last filmed Andrew, he was starting to move his feet
His progress, according to a stem cell professor
Phenomenal to say the least, the fact he can stand for an hour
with relatively little aid, little support, after such
What we think is going on is that the injected stem cells
were capable of providing what we call growth factors
and other chemicals that induced the stem cells which already exist
in Andrew's body to regenerate themselves.
The doctors in Thailand now believe he may become the first patient
with complete spinal chord injury to be able to walk again.
Andrew hopes for even more than that.
extremely fit and I've done the Great North Run so
my ultimate goal is to do the Great North Run again.
A court's heard claims that a man would rather be convicted
of a horrendous murder than reveal details
Gareth Dack, who's 33, is accused of strangling 79-year-old
Norma Bell before setting fire to her house in
Dack denies murdering the pensioner and today he told the court
he couldn't be convicted of something he didn't do.
Gareth Dack described Norma Bell as a wonderful woman who he knew
well, but at a cross-examination by the prosecution he was today
accused of trying to hoodwink the court, telling lies and bending
the truth as he tried to account for his movements before her death.
The night before Norma Bell's body was discovered at her home
in Hartlepool, Gareth Dack said he had been selling drugs
Standing in the witness box, the prosecution said
credibility that he said who he sold cocaine to.
Dack replied he could not give those names because some of the people
he sold drugs to were solicitors and police community
The prosecution said those people could provide him with an alibi
and he would rather be convicted of this horrendous murder
To that he replied he could not be convicted
Gareth Dack said he visited Norma Bell to fix her gate the night
before her body was discovered and he said she was
He said his DNA was found in the pensioner's house
The Conservatives have revealed their candidate
Last week, Labour named Gillian Troughton and UKIP named Fiona Mills
Rebecca Hanson is contesting the seat for the Liberal Democrats.
The by-election, caused by the resignation
of Labour's Jamie Reed, will take place on February 23rd.
You can see a full list of candidates on the BBC News website.
The only bar in Teesside which caters for people who don't
drink alcohol enjoyed a successful opening tonight.
The owners claim it offers a night out with a difference,
serving food and soft drinks, whilst supporting people
Phil Chapman sent this report from the venue.
Dry January might be coming to an end for people trying
to detox after the excesses of the festive season.
But for those struggling with real drink problems,
Bar Zero will provide a much-needed venue where they can
My name's Miranda and I've been in recovery for nearly four years now.
I think it's a great place to come, a nice safe environment.
It's a place I'll bring my little boy to on a Saturday afternoon,
watch the footy, something to eat, bring my family.
It's just nice not to be in a rowdy bar or have temptation
It's about recovery, shall we say, instead of being drawn
into the dysfunctional behaviours that drugs and alcohol
I'm a drug and alcohol treatment worker here in Middlesbrough
and what our clients are feeding back to us is that after recovery,
after we've been through treatment, there's no social activities.
So to have a place to come to where it's actually quite
a friendly atmosphere and it's a great community environment
for people to stay in treatment and in recovery.
After the official launch tonight, Bar Zero will be open every Friday
One thing they didn't need there tonight was any ice in those drinks.
It's going to be another cold one tonight. Temperatures sub zero
widely. Some patchy cloud around and clear spells. -2, minus three
Celsius. The air coming up of the continent is so cold and dry. You
probably won't see that much in the way of frost forming, the error is
to drive. Tomorrow a cold cold start with sunny spells in the morning
before the Clydesdale to increase from south-west through the day and
most of us will end the afternoon and a fairly cloudy note.
Temperatures up on today, making two or three Celsius. Some in Penrith
might not four or 5 degrees. We will get a weather front coming in from
the west over the next few days bringing rain, also introduces a
south-westerly wind, temperatures should start to recover. This
frontal system on Sunday, not sure exactly how far north that rain will
stretch. Saturday, after overnight rain, cloudy skies, showery
outbreaks of rain and with that south-westerly breeze, the
temperatures should make seven or eight Celsius despite the cloud.
Sunday, most places dry and bright, again at seven or eight Celsius at
best with lighter winds. Some thicker cloud and the odd spot of
rain in southern area later in the day. I will leave you with the
summary for tomorrow for the north-east and Cumbria.
weekend. It's swings and roundabouts, higher temperatures but
some rain as well. Good evening. It's been dry so far
this January but as it draws to a close it looks like we will see some
rain at last. It's been an interesting today a bitterly cold in
Norfolk, way we kept the grey cloud all day and the grey cloud gave a
dusting of snow in places. This is a lovely picture sent in from Sutton
Coldfield. Rob Wales and much of Scotland it's been a beautiful day,