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Hartlepool councillors vote in favour of 31% rise in their basic allowance

Councillors are set to get an increase in their basic allowance of almost 31%.

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Hartlepool United's new away kit, from BLK

Hartlepool United go grey for their National League away strip with BLK

Hartlepool United have unveiled their new away strip for the National League.

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Anne Malcolm headteacher Manor Community Academy.

Headteacher apologises after saying pupils over size 8 shouldn’t wear tube skirts

A headteacher has apologised after telling pupils they shouldn’t wear lycra tube skirts to school if they were over a size 8.

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Sunderland teenager Matty Potts ended up with five wickets in the match as Durham outgunned Glamorgan.

Championship lift-off at last as Durham’s first win takes them to a positive points tally

Durham coasted impressively to their first Specsavers County Championship win of the season today.

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Blair Adams.

New signing. Picture by Dan Westwell

Hartlepool United make defender Blair Adams sixth signing

Craig Harrison has made defender Blair Adams his sixth signing at Hartlepool United.

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Sisters sing with Bradley Lowery’s classmates for charity single

Two talented signing sisters visited Bradley Lowery’s school to perform with his classmates on their new charity single.

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Northern rail users are facing more disruption to services next month.

Passengers face three more days of misery after new rail strike is called

Train travellers face three days of disruption after union leaders called a new strike amid the continuing row over rail safety.
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The case was heard at Teesside Magistrates' Court.

Hartlepool mum spared jail over children’s school attendance

A mother narrowly avoided going to prison for failing to send two of her children to school.

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Middlesbrough have told Stewart Downing he can leave on a free this summer.

Clubs on alert as ex-Sunderland target Stewart Downing told he can leave Middlesbrough on a free

Clubs are on alert after former England midfielder Stewart Downing was told he can leave Middlesbrough on a free transfer this summer.

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The view from Humbledon Hill, once the site of an ancient hill fort

North East revealed as UK hill forts hotspot as ancient fortifications mapped in new online database

Locations and details of all the thousands of ancient hill forts found across the landscapes of the UK and Ireland have been mapped in an online database for the first time.
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New jobs as Hartlepool recycling firm cleans up at awards

New jobs as Hartlepool recycling firm cleans up at awards

A Hartlepool recycling firm is expanding after scooping a major award.

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Watch: Slideshow of pictures from past Greatham Feasts

Today marks the start of an annual tradition dating back more than 500 years.

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Mike Hill with Kay Barron, one of the event organisers at the Great Get Together at Stranton.

Mike Hill: There are many similarities between Hartlepool and London

Like millions of people across Britain, I am still in shock at the tragic events of the London Tower block fire last week.

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Dimi Konstantopoulos is in line for a new deal.

Middlesbrough and ex-Hartlepool United stopper Dimi Konstantopoulos poised to sign new deal

Dimi Konstantopoulos is poised to sign a new one-year deal at Middlesbrough and battle Connor Ripley for the number one spot at the Riverside.

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John Hart (right) with grandson Michael at the Vic. Picture courtesy of HUFC

Hartlepool United sell 1,000th season ticket

Life was today grand for Hartlepool United after selling season ticket number 1,000.
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Kevan Jones

A botched Brexit will hit 'Sunderland companies big and small - not just Nissan', MP warns Parliament

A botched Brexit deal will hit companies of all sizes in Sunderland, not just large firms such as Nissan, a North East MP has warned Parliament.

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Dolls and Lego expected to dominate Christmas lists as parents start shopping already

Dolls and Lego will dominate Christmas gift lists this year, with one in seven parents already shopping for the big day, according to a major retailer.
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Feeling Great: Change your night time routine to wake up earlier

The sun is setting later, and it’s rising earlier. And if the thought of early morning’s make you want to crawl back under your duvet and hide away from the world, there’s no doubt about it when I say, you’re not alone.

Health

What a feeling! Flashdance announces one-week run at Sunderland Empire

Dust off your leg warmers! Flashdance - The Musical is coming to town.

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The beautiful city of Zagreb.

Travel: Zagreb grabbed hold of my heart in whirlwind visit to a hidden gem

There are some places that are hidden gems and despite being the Croatian capital, Zagreb is often overlooked as a destination in its own right.

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