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Gardening: Get snapping to be in with a chance of winning a trip to the Netherlands

Fancy yourself as a garden photographer? Now everyone can enter one of the world’s most prestigious competitions to win a trip to Holland.

The X5 sets off for its journey to Newcastle from the old bus station in Hartlepool, in 1986.

Single or return .... we want your memories of Hartlepool’s bus services

They were the days when cries of ‘tickets please’ rang out on buses.


Watch: Slideshow of Hartlepool and East Durham school prom memories

GCSE exam season is nearly over - meaning that prom time is just around the corner.
Black bean, chorizo, sweet potato and coconut bowl.

Recipe of the week: Black bean, chorizo, sweet potato and coconut bowl

This week's healthy recipe is for a black bean, chorizo, sweet potato and coconut bowl.
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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.

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.

11 Peaton Street, left, is also up for sale for 1.

Three North-East terraced homes up for sale for just £1 each

Fancy delving into the property market for the princely sum of just £1?

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Recognise the ladies in this shot?

A Feast of memories from Greatham

An incredible 556 years of history tells you how important Greatham Feast is.

Make sure you're not going to be hit with a big bill after you hire a car abroad.

Six dos and don'ts for hiring a car when you go on holiday

I learned an expensive lesson a few years ago when I was driving around Europe in a hire car.

Can you identify the people in this 1986 Greatham Feast photograph.

Scorching memories of Hartlepool’s sunny events

We’re certainly noticing the summer sun this week.

Gardening: 5 of the best greenhouses

Gardening: 5 of the best greenhouses

We look t five of the best greenhouses

Food & drink: Meet the guy with a huge passion for curry dishes

Food & drink: Meet the guy with a huge passion for curry dishes

Californian Dan Toombs’ introduction to British curry houses didn’t come until he was 22, when he worked in a pub in Croydon while on a student visa.

Travel bosses have been left "embarrassed" by the huge spike in reports of holiday sickness, which they describe as "a British problem". Picture: PA.

'Food poisoning' scams could spell end to all-inclusive holidays for Britons

UK holidaymakers could be banned from all-inclusive breaks unless they stop making bogus food poisoning claims, tour operators have warned.

Gadget: top 5 kitchen blenders

Gadget: top 5 kitchen blenders

We look at 5 of the best kitchen blenders out there...

A scene from newly-digitalised 1962 documentary The Coast of Commerce.

Watch: Archive footage of North-East's coastal heritage is dusted down after more than 50 years

Archive footage of the North-East’s coastal heritage has been dusted down and made public more than half a century after it was first broadcast.

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The 29th St Lukes brownies are all smiles as they hand over the money they raised.

Back in time for this photo of the Brownies

Ah, such sweet memories! We cast your minds back to 1988 and a photograph of the 29th Hartlepool St Luke’s Brownies.

Hadrian's Wall

North East walks named among UK's favourites

Some of the region's most stunning walks have been named in a list of the nation's favourites.

A general shot of a humpback whale

Travel Review: Whale watching in the North Sea

“A humpback whale? In the North Sea?!” - it may sound fishy, but this majestic species is just one of the cetaceans spotted in waters off the North East coast.

Cordon tomatoes planted in simple ring culture pots on top of grow bags.

Gardening: How to get the biggest crops from your grow bags

Grow bags are great news for gardeners with little (or no space) but there are pitfalls – here are my top tips for getting your money’s worth and the biggest crops of tomatoes, peppers ad veg out of soil in sacks.


Newcastle voted nation's favourite airport

Sun-seekers should fly from Newcastle but avoid Luton, according to a poll of UK travellers.

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