Hartlepool pupils team up with ex-Newcastle star to help tackle racism

School children learned how to help give prejudice the boot in football and society when the UK’s leading anti-racism educational charity paid a visit.

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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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The Stranton Primary team upon completing the Tough Mudder

School staff help raise thousands by conquering Tough Mudder challenge

It was messy. It was exhausting. But Stranton Primary School staff conquered one of the toughest events in the country.

Childrens author David Almond meets pupils at the event at Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre.

Best-selling author proves to be the write stuff with Hartlepool pupils

A best-selling children’s author encouraged hundreds of Hartlepool students to follow their dreams and read more during an inspirational visit to town.

The five Dyke House College gymnasts who just missed out on a podium place.

Hartlepool gymnasts just miss out on podium place at national finals

A Dyke House College team of five strong gymnasts came within a point of a podium finish at the national finals of the British Schools’ Tumbling, Acrobatics and Vault competition.

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry with the 20 winners at the Diana Award's inaugural Legacy Award at St James's Palace in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.  Mathew White-Iley from Hartlepool kneeling front row far right

Hartlepool anti-bullying ambassador presented with Diana award from Prince William and Prince Harry

A Hartlepool schoolboy is one of only 20 outstanding young people in the world to win a new award in memory of Princess Diana.

From left: Tony Edwards, the festival director, Ely King, Ashlyn O'Donnell, Olivia Grace Earl and Rachel Teate, BBC TV's Woofblood star.

Hartlepool student’s music film a hit at awards night

Winning a television award was music to a Hartlepool teenager’s ears.

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POLL: Do you agree with Conservative plans to axe free school meals for all infant school children?

Young children will lose their free school meals under Conservative plans to save £650million for use in other areas of education.
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Theresa May branded 'lunch snatcher' over plans to drop free school meals

A £4billion injection into English schools will be partly paid for by scrapping universal free school lunches for infants under plans set out in the Tory manifesto.
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Andrew Relton (left), Andrew Steel of Hartlepool College of Further Education (centre) and Michael Dickinson of Kingfield Development Ltd.

Students have designs on new housing in Hartlepool

College students in Hartlepool are being given the chance to get hands on with a housing development in the town.

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Some of the donations received by Rift House Primary School following a major fire to its nursery

Hartlepool school inundated with gifts for fire-hit nursery

A fire-hit Hartlepool primary school has been overwhelmed with donations from the community to help it get back on its feet.

St Aidans Worship Council pupils taking part in a tree planting session at Summerhill Country Park and Visitor Centre.

Green-fingered Hartlepool pupils dig in to boost Summerhill

Green-fingered school pupils got out of the classroom to plant dozens of new saplings at a Hartlepool country park.

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Hartlepool schools skipping final champions crowned

More than 200 Hartlepool schoolchildren “skipped to it” at a town-wide sports final.

Easington Colliery Pride campaign.
From left Anita Irons, Gemma Robinson and Kristy White

Villagers launch first Pride festival to celebrate differences

A community is set to come together to celebrate their differences.

Stranton Primary School staff Rebecca See, Thomas Hardwick, Anthony Emms, Phil Pritchard, Lauren Greenan, Sian Weatherall, Neil Nottingham, Abigail Gretton, Sophie Hartshore, Andrea Windram, Chelsea Campbell, Amy Lockwood and Ellie Tyers with the mascot from Zoes Place Picture by FRANK REID

Obstacle course set to be muddy hell for Hartlepool school staff

Things are going to get messy for staff from a Hartlepool primary school as they prepare to take on a gruelling obstacle course again in memory of a former student.

At least one in five weapons incidents in schools involve knives.

Knives, axes and Samurai swords among weapons found in schools

Thousands of weapons have been seized from schools across the country - with Samurai swords, axes and air guns among those confiscated.
Rising numbers of children are seeking help due to exam stress, according to Childline. Picture: PA.

More children want help with exam stress, Childline reports

Rising numbers of children are seeking help due to exam stress, according to Childline.
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Poppie-Ann Richardson (4) on her bike.

Four-year-old using pedal power to raise cash for her fire-hit Hartlepool school

A determined four-year-old is getting on her bike to raise cash for her Hartlepool school which was severely damaged by a fire.

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The NCT team celebrate the result.

Outstanding result for training provider in Ofsted inspection

An East Durham training provider has been judged as outstanding by Ofsted inspectors.


Blaze-hit school stunned by outpouring of help as it re-opens to all pupils

A school targeted by arsonists is continuing to be overwhelmed by the “phenomenal” outpouring of support as it begins to recover from the devastating attack.

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