SMALLTHORNE: Joshua Smith, aged 18, of Orion Street, Smallthorne, has pleaded guilty to possession of M-cat at Stoke Railway Station on July 18.
The teenager also admitted theft of a satellite navigation system and a wallet at Burslem on August 21.
The defendant asked for four offences of theft at Sneyd Green and Packmoor to be taken into consideration. North Staffordshire magistrates adjourned sentence for reports until November 20 and granted conditional bail.
NEWCASTLE: More than 25 beers will be on sale along with traditional ciders at a pub's third beer festival.
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The Castle Mona in Victoria Street, Newcastle, will stage the event from November 8 to November 11.
The festival will run from 4pm to midnight on November 8; 2pm to midnight on November 9; and 12 noon to midnight on November 10 and 11.
Live entertainment will feature during the festival.
Admission is free.
HANLEY: Local historian and author Mervyn Edwards has written a new book 'Hanley Through Time' following the success of the Burslem edition released earlier this year.
The book includes photographs of how Hanley has developed over the last century including its industry, markets, high street, pubs and parks. Mervyn will be holding a book signing event at the Barewall Gallery, in the Potteries Shopping Centre, Hanley, on Saturday between 10am and 12pm. For more details, call 01782 258843.
NORTHWOOD: Tony Cartlidge, aged 21, of Eastbourne Road, Northwood, has pleaded not guilty to damaging a double glazed window at Smallthorne worth £300 on October 26.
North Staffordshire magistrates granted him conditional bail to appear again on January 4.
NEWCASTLE: Twenty-five-year-old Steven Jones, of Walton Street, Newcastle, has been sent to Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court accused of a house burglary at Newcastle on September 22 in which an Ipad worth £500 was stolen.
North Staffordshire magistrates remanded him in custody and he is now due to appear at crown court on November 5.
COBRIDGE: Waqar Mirza, aged 45, of Hillary Street, Cobridge, was fined £55 with £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge by North Staffordshire magistrates after pleading guilty to being drunk and disorderly at Trinity Street, Hanley, on October 16.