TV dealer admits charges over Kodi boxes which allow users to watch football and films illegally

A trader has admitted two charges relating to selling TV boxes which allow free access to premium content such as sports channels and movies.


Aldi sees sales jump - while price cuts and new stores hit profits

Aldi has seen sales jump to record heights despite profits slipping by nearly a fifth as the supermarket drove investment into cutting prices and expanding its reach.

A new report shows that the number of distilleries in the UK has increased by a fifth in the last year amid a sudden popularity in artisan gin. Picture by Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Artisan gin now worth £1billion as sales rise by 20% in a year

The number of distilleries in the UK has increased by a fifth in the last year amid a sudden popularity in artisan gin, a new report shows.

It will take over 40 years to end the "epidemic" of zero hours contracts if the current trend continues, says the GMB. Pic: PA.

Zero-hours contract 'epidemic' will take 40 years to resolve

It will take over 40 years to end the "epidemic" of zero-hours contracts if the current trend continues, according to a new study.

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell. Pic: PA.

Labour vows to put cap on credit card interest to tackle debt crisis

A Labour government would cap credit card interest so no one pays back more than twice the amount of their original borrowing, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has announced.

Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Debbie Abrahams. Pic: PA.

Labour makes pledges on women's retirement and universal credit

Labour would allow hundreds of thousands of women born in the 1950s to retire at 64 on a reduced state pension, rather than having to wait until 66, the party has announced.

Can students continue to claim other benefits?

Can students continue to claim other benefits?

Q. I have been thinking about going back to full-time education, but I am worried about claiming student finance and not being able to support myself financially.

The Costco Beer Advent Calendar.

Beers by Hartlepool brewery to feature on special advent calendar

Hartlepool brewery Camerons is to have three of its drinks feature in a special beer advent calendar this Chrismtas.


Why queues are expected to be shorter than usual as the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus go on sale

The newest versions of the iPhone, the 8 and 8 Plus, will go on sale in the UK for the first time this morning.

The A19 south of Peterlee

Two taken to hospital and one arrested as police deal with FOUR accidents on the A19

Two people have been taken to hospital and one man arrested after a series of accidents on the A19 this morning.
The historic turnstiles

Piece of Newcastle United history goes under hammer at South Tyneside auction

Rare pieces of North East footballing history go under the hammer tomorrow in South Tyneside – with a sale price that is anything but black and white.

Beware of investing in virtual currency such as Bitcoins.

Why you should steer clear of 'get-rich-quick' virtual currency offers on your Facebook feed

What do Floyd Mayweather, Paris Hilton and Burger King all have in common, and what on earth do they have to do with your finances?

Finding ways to help people express themselves in a way that makes them feel good is more important than you might think.

Got a complaint? Here's why you need to find the right tone to be taken seriously

No matter how hard you try, it’s often the things that you don’t expect that have the biggest impact.
The Brent Delta rig at Able UK's Seaton Port.

Charity boost thanks to the huge Brent Delta oil rig project

Hartlepool Foodbank has gained from a huge donation thanks to a firm decommissioning a redundant oil platform.


Ryanair pilots reject £12,000 bonus offers to help ease cancellation crisis - and instead ask for better contracts

Ryanair bosses go head to head with shareholders today to address a crisis over pilot shortages and warnings that crews are rejecting cash bonuses to commit to the airline.

The 'severed hand' found on the A19. Credit: Cleveland & Durham RPU.

A19 lane closure after 'severed hand' found in central reservation

Police were forced to close part of the A19 after a 'severed hand' was found in the central reservation.

One of the car parking areas in Seaton Carew.

People can have their say on seafront parking in Seaton Carew

A fourth session has been lined up to give people a chance to have their say on a parking experiment.

Directors Victoria Brunton and Amanda Jackson celebrate with the Hospitality Guaranteed team.

Award is Guarantee of quality for events firm

A corporate hospitality and events firm has been recognised for its Guaranteed quality service.

Tata Steel in Hartlepool.

Tata Steel plans merger with German company

Tata Steel and German firm Thyssenkrupp have taken the first step towards a merger deal by signing a memorandum of understanding.

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