Hartlepool mum spared jail over children’s school attendance

A mother narrowly avoided going to prison for failing to send two of her children to school.

Chris Killen at crown court on Wednesday.

Former North-East professional footballer admits sex attack on young woman

A former North-East professional footballer has admitted sexually assaulting a young woman as she slept in her bed.
Brussels Central Station has been evacuated after an explosion tonight.

Brussels station evacuated after reported explosion

Brussels Central Station has been evacuated after an explosion tonight.
A police officer lays some flowers passed over by a member of the public, close to Finsbury Park Mosque in north London, after one man died and eight people were taken to hospital and a person arrested after a rental van struck pedestrians. Picture by John Stillwell/PA Wire

Anti-terror strategy must also focus on far-right extremism, says Shadow Home Secretary

The Government's anti-terror strategy needs to focus on far-right extremism as much as Islamic extremism, the Shadow Home Secretary has said.
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Barclays. Picture by PA

Barclays bank and former boss charged with conspiracy to commit fraud

Barclays and four individuals, including former boss John Varley, have been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud relating to the bank's emergency fundraising during the financial crisis.

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Nasir Mosque in Hartlepool.

Hartlepool mosque to ‘continue spreading love and unity’ after London attack

A Hartlepool mosque has said it will continue to spread love and unity in wake of an attack on the Muslim community in London.

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John and Janet Thompson parents of Jake Thompson at the launch of the launch of the RoadPeace North Eat booklet.  Picture by FRANK REID

Bereaved families back support for loved-ones of road crash victims

A unique guide is set to launch this week to support road crash victims and their families in the North East.

The scene near Finsbury Park Mosque this morning

Cleveland Police call for vigilance after London mosque terror attack

Cleveland Police bosses are calling for vigilance in the wake of the latest terror attack in London.
Acting police sergeant Aaron Leathley gives a roadside breath test on the A690 as police crime and victim commissioner Ron Hogg and police officers look on.

Forty people caught intoxicated behind the wheel since launch of summer drink and drug driving campaign

Forty people have been found to be intoxicated while driving during the first two weeks of a summer drink and drug driving campaign.

A little tern and chick. Picture by CK Simmonds

Rare little tern eggs stolen from conservation site

​Eggs from one of the UK’s rarest seabirds have been stolen from a conservation site.

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Raby Road, Hartlepool. Pic: Google.

Robbers push man off bike and steal it

A man had his bike stolen as he sat on it in Hartlepool.

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The scene of the terror attack in Finsbury Park, London. Credit: PA.

One dead after van driver rams worshippers near London mosque

A pedestrian has died after a man in a white van drove into worshippers near a mosque and then shouted, 'I'm going to kill all Muslims'.

Stephen Street, Hartlepool, where Angela Wrightson was killed.

Parents of teenager who killed Angela Wrightson say they feared the worst for the young tearaway

The parents of one of the teenagers who murdered vulnerable Hartlepool woman Angela Wrightson say they still do not understand how their daughter turned from an innocent little girl to a brutal killer in just two years.

Adam Elliott. Picture c/o PA

Jailed: 6ft 6in driver crashed into car carrying young children during police chase - days before sentencing over Ford Ka knee-driving incident

A 6ft 6in car dealer who drove a small convertible while standing up has been jailed for a separate case of dangerous driving after crashing as he sped away from police.
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Man Tasered outside Parliament after allegedly reaching for knife

Counter-terror detectives have launched an investigation after a man was Tasered outside the Palace of Westminster when he allegedly reached for a knife.
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Man arrested in connection with theft and wounding.

Police arrest man after swoop on Hartlepool house

Police in Hartlepool arrested a man today following a swoop on a house.

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The bike which was stolen.

Bike of cycle training instructor stolen in Hartlepool

A thief stole the bike of a cycle training instructor while he worked with schoolchildren in Hartlepool yesterday.

A police officer at a prevous Glastonbury Festival Co-organiser Emily Eavis has said staff are working closely with police to make sure the festival is 'the most safe place that it can possibly be' in the wake of the terror attacks in London and Manchester. Picture by Yui Mok/PA Wire

Glastonbury organisers working with police to ensure festival 'safe as possible' after Manchester and London terror attacks

Glastonbury staff are working closely with police to make sure the festival is "the most safe place that it can possibly be" in the wake of the terror attacks in London and Manchester, co-organiser Emily Eavis has said.

A crowd shot from Download

Police hunting man with North East accent after sex attack at music festival

Police are hunting an alleged sex attacker with a North East accent after a sexual assault at Download music festival.
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Acting Inspector Harry Simpson from the Cleveland and Durham Operations Unit.

Police warning to stick to drink drive limit following release of new gin and tonic lollies

Police are warning drivers that using new gin and tonic ice lollies to cool off could land them in hot water.

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