Hartlepool’s Peter Cope boxes to order for win

Peter Cope was challenged by his new coach to win by boxing instead of going out to please the crowd.

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Port Vale score their fourth goal past Trevor Carson.

Liam Kennedy’s match analysis: Port Vale 4 Hartlepool United 0

Discipline. This is something that courses through the veins of any successful football club.

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Jordan Pickford.

Rumour round-up: Spurs in for Sunderland star, Newcastle coach set to depart, West Ham talks with Slavan Bilic

Which Sunderland star is interesting Spurs? Are Newcastle United set to lose Scottish coach Ian Cathro? And could Slaven Bilic be on his way out of West Ham?
Lewis Ritson (left) takes on Jordan Ellison

Jordan Ellison will come back better and stronger from title defeat to Lewis Ritson

Jordan Ellison will not be down and out for long after his valiant attempt at the Northern Area Championship ended in defeat.

Wintertide fair success

Wintertide fair success

November 27 saw another excellent day in the Borough Hall, Hartlepool Headland Local History Group annual Christmas fair.

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Craig Hignett

Hartlepool boss demands his players get nasty

Hartlepool United’s players need to get nasty, according to frustrated boss Craig Hignett.

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Perpetual cycle of debt

Perpetual cycle of debt

As we approach the Christmas season, a time when many families are struggling financially, I’m supporting The Children’s Society campaign to protect the estimated 20,400 children living in problem debt in County Durham.

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Anna Lumsden at the diabetes seminar.

Hartlepool steps up the fight against diabetes

A charity has vowed to keep up the fight to help people in Hartlepool who live with diabetes.

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Thanks for all your support

Thanks for all your support

May I extend grateful thanks to everyone who supported the fundraising evening held on November 26 in the Park Drive Cricket Club for Stray Aiddog pound. It was an excellent event in company with the Rock-a-Holics.

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The law of 
the land

The law of the land

New figures released by the Office for National Statistics on December 1 confirmed again that net migration into the UK is still running at around 360,000.

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West power forward against Dinnington

West Hartlepool boost promotion push with win against Dinnington

West Hartlepool’s promotion push is back on track after a hard-earned bonus point win - despite never hitting anything like their early-season form.

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West Hartlepool try to charge down a Dinnington kick in their game on Saturday

Hartlepool Rovers left facing some big questions

Hartlepool Rovers’ season is at a pivotal point after Saturday’s 34-19 defeat at Medicals.

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Toto Nsiala challenges Port Vale keeper Jak Alnwick

Hartlepool boss Craig Hignett faces key questions this week

Spineless, like men against boys, embarrassing - just some of the descriptions of Hartlepool United’s performance at Port Vale in the FA Cup.

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Craig Hignett heads to the stands

Pools boss denies using foul language to official

Hartlepool United boss Craig Hignett has lifted the lid on the incident which saw him sent to the stands for the second time this campaign.

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Darren Surtees in action against Luke Keleher

Surtees can build on first title

Darren Surtees can start to dream of more glory nights after winning his first pro title in explosive style.

Jonathan Arnott (left) with Paul Nuttall

UKIP front bench role for North East MEP

North East UKIP Euro MP Jonathan Arnott has been handed a key party role.

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North East workers most optimistic about careers after Brexit, study finds

Workers appear to be optimistic about their career prospects following the initial shock of the EU referendum result, a study shows.

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Jan Kirchhoff makes a header that led to Sunderland's opening goal

Sunderland’s Jan Kirchhoff keen to find his rhythm

Jan Kirchhoff is aiming to quickly find his rhythm after a frustrating start to the season – as in-form Sunderland’s campaign gathers momentum.

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