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When Santa got stuck up the Hartlepool chimney

While Pools were doing their bit in 1995, Britain was getting ready to enjoy the festivities.

Nine ways to keep your pets safe and happy over Christmas

Nine ways to keep your pets safe and happy over Christmas

It is not just humans who can get excited over Christmas.

Getting their roller skates on for the 2012 Jubilee Roller Disco at the Headland Sports Centre.

Boogie on down Memory Lane with these Hartlepool disco photos

D-I-S-C-O. You love them.


DAY TRIP REVIEW: Feeling festive at Edinburgh's Christmas attractions

Scrooges beware – I defy anyone not to feel festive on a visit to Edinburgh’s Christmas attractions.
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Do you see yourself as successful?

These are the top 15 signs of success for Brits

Being happy, healthy and having well-behaved children are the true signs of success - far ahead of being rich, according to new research.

Student nurses of Hartlepools Hospital who toured the wards singing carols.

Dan Dare costumes, egg flip tipples and getting up at 5am - Christmas Day in 1955 Hartlepool

Festive traditions may change down the years but they’re always heartwarming.

Visitors enjoying the Festival of Illustration.

Cleveland College of Art and Design recognised for contribution to economy

A specialist art and design college has been acknowledged for its contribution to the creative sector in a national report.

Jack Richardson with Santa Claus outside his house covered in Christmas lights, in  Park Lane Horden, last night

Teenager creates Christmas wonderland at home to bring festive cheer

A generous teen spent months decorating his home with Christmas lights in an effort to entertain youngsters during the festive season.

Eileen Fallow and the children of Hesleden Primary School at the festival launch in 2004.

The true meaning of Christmas for these awestruck children

The true meaning of Christmas was being celebrated at the first ever holding of an event in a village church near Hartlepool.

An excerpt from a Chipper Club page.

Uncle George and Chipper brought back lots of memories

Who remembers the Chipper Club, we asked.

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Zinnia Sombrero. Picture by Mr Fothergill's

GARDENING: The borders barmaid – my pick of the bunch

Those blousey, overblown barmaids of the borders, Zinnias, have been named Flower of the Year by Fleuroselect, so I took a more detailed look at this popular flower.

Nigel Walker slides the ball past Barry Siddall.

Linighan attracted the scouts eye - but another local lad shone in this 1985 Pools triumph

Oh for a hatful more goals!

Sabre the pedigree Collie gets a new home in 1985.

The Hartlepool dog that collected money for charity

Who remembers Sabre the dog - the Hartlepool collie who was a popular face around town when his owner collected money for charity.

They're battling for position at the start of another race.

Super stock car memories from Hartlepool Mail readers

Love it or hate it, you all had evocative memories of the old stock car racing stadium in Hartlepool.

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Nestle has developed a method of cutting as much as 40% of sugar in its confectionery.

Nestle develops way to slash sugar in chocolate bars by up to 40%

Food producer Nestle claims it has discovered a way to drastically reduce the amount of sugar in its chocolate bars.
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Packing out the Stadium of Light in blue and white.

The magic of the FA Cup - and a cracker of an atmosphere

Nine thousand Hartlepool fans sang themselves hoarse on the day they followed their team to the Stadium of Light.

Dan Murray, centre, with his fellow shortlisted Santa candidates in 1985.

When a ho-ho-hopeful won a job with a grotto and clothes allowance

Christmas is looming ever closer and that means a chance to look back at the build-up to the big day through the decades.

National Lottery operator Camelot has said that "suspicious activity" has been detected "on a very small proportion of our players' online National Lottery Accounts", adding that personal information may have been accessed in the attempted hack. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

'Suspicious activity' found on online National Lottery accounts

Thousands of customer accounts on the National Lottery website may have been compromised.

Has your child's name made the list?

Revealed: The top 10 girls' and boys' baby names of 2016

The most popular names for your little bundles of joy have been announced for another year - but is your chosen name on the list?

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