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Hordes of fundraising zombies walk through Hartlepool town centre

Hordes of zombies took to the streets of Hartlepool at the weekend as part of a fundraising initiative for a youngster with cerebral palsy.

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An aerial battle for Pools in this 1976 home game with Rochdale.

That’s more like it Pools! The day they won for the first time in the 1976/77 season

It took a while in coming but it was worth the wait.

Andy Brown with  West View Primary School pupils shortly before his retirement.

Retired Hartlepool head teacher honoured with OBE

A Hartlepool headteacher is set to be honoured with an OBE recognising his dedication to a lifelong career in education.

Emmett George Hodgson, 12 weeks. Picture: Paul Hodgson.

Halloween 2016 is almost here - send us your Spooky Snaps

October has officially arrived - and that means it's time for Halloween, and Spooky Snaps!

Why leaves on the line might delay your train journey

'Leaves on the line' might sound like an old British Rail excuse for poor punctuality, but it's a very real problem for rail operators at this time of year.
The picturesque scenery of Krakow.

Polish up your cycling skills - Alan Hart gets on his bike for a journey across the southern part of Poland

Activity holidays are increasing in popularity every year as we seek adventure in pastures new.

Si King and Dave Myers of the Hairy Bikers.

Hairy Bikers’ new fare

“Why did the chicken cross the road, roll in the mud, come back across the road, and then cross the road again and roll in the mud again?” asks one half of The Hairy Bikers, Dave Myers, eyes glinting.

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Brown Long-eared Bat on a wall.

Go batty in the garden - 10 ways to help boost bat numbers

They may conjure up images of ghostly goings-on around Halloween time, but bats should be welcomed into our gardens.

Jude Law in the Young Pope.

Religious revolution as the Young Pope comes to Sky Atlantic

Academy Award®-winning director Paolo Sorrentino presents a landmark Sky Original production telling the controversial story  of the first American Pope.

TV and Film
Katherine Kelly and Peter Capaldi star in Class.

From the universe of Doctor Who and BBC Three comes Class

Coal Hill School has been a part of the Doctor Who Universe since the very beginning, but that has come at a price. All the time-travelling over the years has caused the very walls of space and time to become thin.

TV and Film
Wynyard Hall is holding an Enchanted Gardens event for Halloween

Spooktacular fun at Wynyard Hall

Luxury hotel Wynyard Hall is hosting its biggest and best Halloween celebrations yet.

TV should not be too high

FEELING GREAT: Watching TV the correct way

I was out walking last night – around my estate – and I couldn’t help but notice the growing number of TV’s hanging high upon on the wall.

The Throston Bluebird Juvenile Jazz Band.

Kazoos, batons and the big bass drum - remembering the Hartlepool jazz bands

Who remembers these memorable jazz band moments in Hartlepool?

Celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on the 19th October, Jim and Hilary Lindsay of Stitchell House Nursing Home, Greatham.

Seven decades of adventure for platinum couple

A couple are celebrating after motoring their way to 70 years of wedded bliss.

What will you get up to this half term?

19 things to do in the North East this half term

We are well and truly into the swing of the autumn season, so it's just about time for a little break.

North East castle among 11 spooky places for a Halloween mini-break

For a more unusual weekend break, try a getaway in one of these ‘haunted’ hotels, castles and guesthouses which you can stay in around Hallowe'en – or any time of year.
Which gin are you?

International Gin & Tonic Day: Which gin are you?

Today, we’re allowed to get extra excited about it being hump day, because October 19 is totally dedicated to gin!

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The plans for the Howbeck Institution - the town's new workhouse built in 1860-61.

Hartlepool’s most famous buildings - take a look at the original plans

Library chiefs have come up with a fantastic new addition to the town’s family tree research capabilities.

Coun Ellett with the rescued budgie.

The bird that stole the show at a Hartlepool council meeting

Council chambers are often filled with lively debate but it’s not usually about budgies.

The host, Lee Westwood, at Close House.

British Masters to be held in the North East next year

Lee Westwood is to host the 2017 British Masters at Close House in Newcastle.
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