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How a drunken birthday conversation set Craig Harrison on road to stellar management career

You’ve heard of accidental heroes, now meet the accidental football manager.

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The snap General Election will take place next week. Picture: PA.

Jeremy Corbyn rules out deal with SNP in hung Parliament

Jeremy Corbyn has insisted he will not do a deal with the SNP to gain power at Westminster.

Politics
The car as it landed in the tree

Driver's lucky escape in County Durham accident

A driver had an incredible escape after her car ended up in lodged in a tree in thick undergrowth after leaving a County Durham road today.

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The toys are being sold on eBay.

Razor sharp fidget spinners being sold on eBay

Evil web vendors are cashing in on the biggest craze of 2017 by selling metal fidget spinners - with razor-sharp edges.

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Police activity at a property in Brunswick Rd, Shoreham-by-Sea, exactly a week since the Manchester Arena terror attack took place

Manchester terror attack inquiry spreads to south coast

The Manchester bombing inquiry has spread to the south coast of England with the arrest of a man in West Sussex.
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TransPennine Express services to Manchester will return to normal tomorrow

Cross country rail services return to normal after Manchester terror attack

Trans-Pennine rail services will return to normal tomorrow, as Manchester's Victoria train station reopens.
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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

North East voters 'trust Labour with NHS', survey shows

Nearly two thirds of voters in the North East trust Labour more than any other party with the future of the NHS, according to a new survey.

Health
The attacks in Manchester happened on Monday, May 22.

Thousands feared to have donated to fake GoFundMe pages for Manchester victims

Thousands of well-wishers are feared to have been duped into donating to fake fundraising pages for victims of the Manchester bombings.

Crime
Police have appealed for help in identifying this man

Police appeal and RNLI search after clothing found on County Durham beach

The sea off East Durham has been searched after clothing was found on Seaham beach.
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Former Blue Peter presenter John Noakes dies aged 83

Former Blue Peter host John Noakes has died aged 83, a family friend has announced.
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What to do in the event of a terrorist attack.

Run, hide and tell: Here's what you should do during a terrorist attack

This police video gives instructions on how to stay safe during a terrorist attack involving firearms and other weapons.

Crime
New Hartlepool United manager Craig Harrison at Victoria Park

Craig Harrison opens up on his Welsh success, why he came to Pools and his battle with depression

Dave Jones wasn’t shy to tell you how good a record he possessed in football.

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Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Following the political surprises of 2015 and 2016, there has been much reflection and debate on the accuracy of the polls in the run-up to the impending snap-election of 2017.

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Bradley enjoys Sunday dinner on the day his family was forced to deny cruel rumours that the six-year-old had died.

LADbible donates £20,000 to Bradley Lowery after publishing false death rumours

Website LADbible has pledged to donate £20,000 to Bradley Lowery's fight against neuroblastoma after incorrectly publishing a story that the youngster had died.

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The scene yesterday

Appeal after fatal County Durham tractor crash

A driver lost his life when his vintage tractor left the road in County Durham yesterday.

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4-year-old Poppie-Ann Richardson setting off on her sponsored bike ride, with family and friends, around Ward Jackson Park, Hartlepool, on Saturday, raising money for Rift House Primary School where her nursery class was destroyed by fire.

Hartlepool youngster uses pedal power to help fire-hit school

A determined four-year-old smashed her cycling goal to raise cash for her school which was devastated by fire.

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New Hartlepool United manager Craig Harrison

New Hartlepool United boss Craig Harrison’s pledge to fans – and players

Promotion and achieved with a smile.

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Police want to trace the lawnmower's rightful owner.

Suspected Hartlepool lawnmower thief cut down to size by police

A would-be thief was cut down to size as he tried to escape with goods from a Hartlepool area.

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Flash flooding in Otley, near Leeds, on Saturday. Similar conditions may yet hit the North East between Sunday night and Monday afternoon.

North East braced for bank holiday weekend bout of heavy rain and even floods

Weather forecasters fear the recent sunny weather is about to be replaced by storms during the remainder of the bank holiday weekend.

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Watch: Slideshow of pictures from Hartlepool's tribute to Manchester Arena terror victims

Hundreds of people joined together at Hartlepool's vigil for the victims of Manchester's terror blast.
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