Thousands of people seek help from Hartlepool advice service in last year

A Hartlepool advice service helped more than 4,600 people in the last year including almost 1,000 with debts totalling £6.5million.

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Colin Newbury and Simon Broughton

Hartlepool bus depot worker named North East’s top driver

A bus driver has won a prestigious accolade for the second year running.

Aldi is to spend 300million on store revamps around the UK after a record year.

Aldi to invest £300million in UK stores after record sales

Aldi has said it will invest £300million in revamping its British stores after posting another year of record sales.

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Uncertainty over Teesside steel plant clean-up costs pledge

Uncertainty over Teesside steel plant clean-up costs pledge

The man leading the taskforce to find a future for the SSI Steelworks site on Teesside has refused to re-iterate a promise that the Government would meet the clean-up costs at the plant.


Iceland's government considers legal action against supermarket's name

A cold war is in the offing after the Icelandic government confirmed that it is considering launching a lawsuit against British supermarket Iceland over its name.

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Yahoo headquarters.

What to do if you're one of the 500million hacked Yahoo users

Internet giant Yahoo has admitted to a data breach affecting as many as 500 million user accounts, pointing the finger at a “state-sponsored actor”.

The Halifax has looked at the average age of first time buyers and how much their home costs across the country.

Average age of North East's first time buyers stands at 29

First-time buyers in some parts of the country can expect to wait up to seven years longer to get on the property ladder than those in other areas, a report has found.

Mike Ashley

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley takes over as Sport Direct chief executive

Magpies owner Mike Ashley has taken over as chief executive of his retail chain Sports Direct.
SSI Redcar

Employment scheme to get 2,500 jobseekers into work

An new project has been launched aimed at helping 2,500 people into work across Tees Valley.

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Middleton Grange Retail Award winners celebrate their success

Awards honour best of the bunch at Hartlepool’s Middleton Grange

Middleton Grange shopping centre served up a winning night with its fourth annual retail awards.

Joe Darragh of the Mandale Group with the refurbished commercial properties at Navigation Point at Hartlepool Marina.

Work on Hartlepool Marina’s vacant units almost finished

Work to revamp commercial units at Hartlepool Marina costing hundreds of thousands of pounds is almost complete, a developer has said.

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One of the council's car parks behind Middleton Grange Shopping Centre

Hartlepool councillors put brakes on free parking at shopping centre

A proposal for free car parking to be introduced in Hartlepool town centre has been scrapped after the council said it would leave it up to £1.5million a year out of pocket.


EasyJet pilots vote to strike - putting hundreds of holidays and trips at risk

Pilots at easyJet have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action in a dispute over fatigue.
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Kareen James-Rawson.

Kareen is keen to make an impression in business

The newest member of a business park panel has spoken of the exciting times ahead.

Origma Global Services owner John Christal and daughter Emma.

International praise and a top honour for Hartlepool firm

A Hartlepool firm has won an award to recognise its worlwide reputation for quality, safety and trustworthiness.

Post Office Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, Hartlepool.

Readers question Hartlepool Post Office move proposal

Mail readers have questioned the decision to move Hartlepool’s main Post Office to a nearby WH Smiths outlet.

Brazilian wandering spider aka the Banana spider or Armed spider. Photo: Bananovyi_Pauk

World's deadliest spiders found in ASDA bananas

Dozens of the world's deadliest spider were found crawling out of a bunch of ASDA bananas, it has been claimed.

Would you employ someone who has tattoos?

Employers urged not to 'restrict' talented workers who have tattoos

Employers are missing out on talented workers because of negative attitudes towards people who have a tattoo, says a new report.
Post Office, Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, Hartlepool.

Plans to close Hartlepool’s main Post Office and relocate into nearby shop

Plans are underway to move the main Post Office in Hartlepool to a nearby shop.

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Job Show North East will be held at the Stadium of Light next week

More than 1,000 jobs on offer as Job Show North East comes to Stadium of Light

More than 1,000 jobs and apprenticeships will be on offer under one roof as The Job Show North East comes to the Stadium of Light next week.

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