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How to unravel the latest tech jargon while shopping for a new smartphone or tablet

Shopping for a new phone or other gadget? Here we bust the latest tech jargon

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Amazon launches 40 new Channels for Prime customers

More than 40 subscription TV channels including Discovery and ITV Hub+ are now available to watch for Amazon Prime members as part of the new Channels service.

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Marks & Spencer has reported a 63.5% plunge in annual pre-tax profits to 176.4 million, with underlying earnings down 10.3% to 613.8 million after sales in its clothing arm tumbled 5.9% in its final quarter. Picture by Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Drop in profits for Marks & Spencer as sales dip in clothing arm

Retail giant Marks & Spencer admitted its overhaul has "come with a cost" as annual profits tumbled by nearly two thirds and clothing sales plunged back into reverse.

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Total Training has received full approval from the Skills Funding Agency to register and deliver apprenticeship courses.

Hartlepool training firm’s funding seal of approval

A Hartlepool training agency has been given the official seal of approval.

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Nothern Rail is urging customers to check before using its trans-Pennine service

North East rail passengers urged to check before travelling after Manchester bomb attack

Northern Rail is urging customers to check before they travel in the wake of the Manchester terrorist attack.

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Union calls off Northern Rail strike after Manchester attack

A rail union has called off planned strike action after the Manchester Arena bombing.

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Darren Hankey

Apprenticeship providers call for urgent action after a quarter of North East firms fail to consider them

Supporters of apprenticeships in Hartlepool have spoken up in favour of their benefits after a survey found a quarter of UK businesses have never considered them.

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Job Centre Plus. Picture by FRANK REID

Proportion of people claiming out-of work-benefits in Hartlepool hits three-year high

The proportion of people claiming out of work benefits in Hartlepool has hit its highest level in three years.

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Car parking at Seaton Carew . Picture by FRANK REID

Changes to Seaton Carew’s controversial parking scheme to be discussed

Councillors will today be asked to approve a series of changes to Seaton Carew’s controversial parking charges following feedback from residents and businesses.

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The A66 at Ravensworth. Credit: Google.

Hartlepool lorry driver left shaken after serious collision causes life-changing injuries to couple

A Hartlepool lorry driver has been involved in serious collision in which a man and woman suffered life-changing injuries.
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If something you've bought goes wrong you shouldn't be afraid to complain.

Why you shouldn't be afraid to complain about faulty products

When we buy something new we rightly expect the product we’re buying to be fault-free.

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Much can go wrong from that click to commit to boarding the plane. Pic: Shutterstock.

Seven tips to get the best value out of a last-minute holiday

May is a great month – and let’s face it, a big part of what makes May so great is the double bank holiday!

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Pringles cans are a recycler's worst nightmare due to its different components.

Why Pringles' 'idiotic' packaging is a recycling nightmare

Pringles, one of the nation's favourite snacks, has been singled out by an environmental expert as an example of how NOT to make recyclable packing.

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Company director Phill Moore to Becky's mum Julie and brother Mark.

Fire-hit Hartlepool school gets boost from energy company

A fundraising drive to help a primary school devastated by a fire has smashed its target thanks to a thriving Hartlepool business.

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Greggs sees seven per cent sales rise as healthier options prove popular

North East-based baker Greggs has reported a strong start to the year after being boosted by its healthy eating ranges, including cold-pressed juice and freshly prepared salads.

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Craig Reed was sacked after a consultant complained about an offensive coffee mug.

Factory worker sacked for bringing offensive mug to work

A "Jack the lad" factory worker was sacked after bringing an offensive mug to work, poking fun at a mate's ex-girlfriend.

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How the new departure lounge will look.

New look for airport lounge - and it’s part of an extensive investment

An airport is set for a huge investment to its passenger facilities and travellers could see the benefits from this Autumn.

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Job Centre Plus. Picture by FRANK REID

Hartlepool sees huge rise in jobless benefit claimants

Jobless benefit claimants in Hartlepool have rocketed in the last month.

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M&S ‘cock-up’ with National Vegetarian Week recipe - which contains chicken

Marks and Spencer has upset thousands of its veggie customers by celebrating National Vegetarian Week with a link to recipes - including CHICKEN.
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Hartlepool bakery’s ‘free-from’ range is a hit with customers

One of Hartlepool’s best-known bakers is going “free-from”.

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