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a court that has power to prosecute for minor offenses and to bind over for trial in a superior court anyone accused of serious offenses

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Saadallah, of Basingstoke Road, Reading, will go on trial at Westminster Magistrates' Court on October 11.
"We have been working with contractors on what needs to be done to the Croydon Magistrates' Court building to enable it to accommodate this extra work.
Usually, taking any photos or videos inside a courtroom could land you in jail, but Sunderland Magistrates' Court offered us exclusive access behind the scenes following a refurbishment.
The closure of Pontypridd will leave Rhondda Cynon Taff without a magistrates' court, after Llwynypia and Aberdare courts shut in 2010.
And now Pontypridd Magistrates' Court - the sole remaining in Wales' third-largest county borough - will follow suit.
Minister for the Courts, Shailesh Vara, said in a letter: "I am sorry that in previous replies the minister was not able to confirm the future of the custody provision at Wrexham Magistrates' Court as no decisions had been reached.
It means, for those living in the Consett area, the closest magistrates' court will now be in Peterlee or Gateshead.
On Saturday, 60 school pupils will take part in the 2014 Magistrates' Court Mock Trial Competition at Teesside Magistrates' Court.
Market Drayton Magistrates' Court in Shropshire is costing PS3,894 per month.
A MAJOR proposal to close Liverpool's Magistrates' Court and relocate it to the Crown Court is being developed, the Daily Post can reveal.
Darren Ivan Kernohan, 33, from Moss Drive, Antrim, spoke only to confirm he understood the charges during a five-minute hearing at Antrim Magistrates Court - sitting in Ballymena Magistrates' Court.
Armed police stood guard at Coventry Magistrates' Court yesterday for the hearing which lasted more than four hours.