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Snow warning for County Durham motorists

Motorists are warned to expect snowfall later this week as temperatures fall later this week.

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Drivers spend an average of five days stuck in traffic last year, a study found.

Drivers spending five days a year stuck in traffic jams

Motorists in Newcastle and Sunderland spent five days of their lives stuck in traffic last year, a study has found.

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Margot Robbie for Nissan electric cars. Picture: PA.

Suicide Squad actor Margot Robbie revealed as new face of Nissan electric cars

Margot Robbie, star of The Wolf of Wall Street and Suicide Squad has taken a midnight race around Monaco as she is confirmed as the new face of Nissan electric cars and zero emissions.
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The Stadium of Light.

Job losses announced at Sunderland AFC as club fights relegation

Jobs are set to go at Sunderland AFC, the club has today announced.

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Steve Gooderham with his parking petition in Seaton Carew. Picture by FRANK REID

Seaton parking charges due to be introduced despite protests

Parking charges are set to be introduced in Seaton Carew for the first time this summer despite objections from residents and businesses.

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MP Grahame Morris during a visit to Profound Services. Picture by FRANK REID

Construction academy is helping build bright careers

A construction academy which has helped 37 young people into employment has won the backing of its local MP.

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Will you be getting an iPhone 8? Picture: Shutterstock.

5 reasons facial recognition on the iPhone 8 would be a terrible idea

Rumours surfaced last week that the iPhone 8 will come with facial recognition software, with some analysts predicting the firm will forgo Touch ID in favour of unlocking phones via facial recognition.
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JDR Cables in Hartlepool.

Another major deal for Hartlepool company JDR

Flourishing Hartlepool company JDR has won another deal - less than a week after it revealed a major order in India.

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Catcote Academy headteacher Alan Chapman at the Choices Event.

Hartlepool students plan for future with career advice

Catcote Academy in Hartlepool held its annual Choices Event recently with students being given the chance to assess potential career paths.

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Actor Peter Bowles (left) during the filming of Victoria at the National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool. Picture by FRANK REID

Hartlepool becomes film set for hit ITV drama Victoria

A new series of the hit ITV drama Victoria has been filming at Hartlepool’s historic quay.

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Do you get stressed over bills and expenses? Picture: Shutterstock.

Adults pay bills of £1.2m over lifetime

Brits will part with almost £1.2million on household bills in their lifetime, according to a new study.

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'Queen of Shops' Mary Portas.

Mary Portas warns rates rise will close a third of independent shops

The planned rise in business rates will kill off a third of independent retailers, 'Queen of Shops' Mary Portas has warned the Government.

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Sharon Birch, director and owner of Footprints Learning for Life Ltd.

Hartlepool nursery boss speaks out following minimum wage ‘naming and shaming’

A Hartlepool nursery boss has spoken of her ‘devastation’ after her company was highlighted for failing to pay workers the minimum wage.

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The new tipple is available at Asda from this week. Picture: Asda.

Prosecco prayers answered with launch of new wine 'Progrigio'

Prosecco lovers have no reason to panic over a predicted price hike.
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The supermarkets we love the most - according to a survey

Waitrose, Iceland and Marks & Spencer have topped a Which? supermarket consumer satisfaction survey.

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Employers have been shamed for not paying the National Minimum or Living Wage to their workers.

North East firms shamed for failing to pay living or minimum wage to employees

North East firms are today being shamed by the Government for not paying the living or minimum wage to their employees.

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Elaine Lee, left and Noel Stamp, right, of Portofino, with Sandra McCall of Hartlepool's NSPCC branch, centre.

Sister restaurants turn rivals to raise charity cash

A restaurant has served up a cash donation to help a charity fund work with vulnerable children - and has pledged to continue the gesture.

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The Tata Steel site in Hartlepool.

Steelworkers vote ‘yes’ on pension plan

Tata Steel workers ‘yes’ to pension reforms

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Latest employment figures released by the Government.

Town shows a rise in employment

Fewer people in Hartlepool are out of work than last year.

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Carl Pilmer from JDR.

Major deal in India for Hartlepool firm

A Hartlepool firm has won a major deal to supply more than 32 miles of cable to India.

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