‘We are amused’ – kids love Victorian toys

Young children were highly amused by toys dating back over a hundred years to Victorian times.

Former England international player Neil Back pictured coaching at Mayfield Park.

World cup rugby player passes on skills to Hartlepool youngsters

A World Cup winning rugby player said he was impressed with the enthusiasm of Hartlepool players.

Anne Malcolm pictured after her appointment as head in 2011.

Your views on Hartlepool headteacher lycra tube skirt row

Readers are split over a headteacher's controversial comments about females over size 8 wearing lycra tube skirts.

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Anne Malcolm headteacher Manor Community Academy.

Headteacher apologises after telling pupils no one over size 8 should wear tube skirts

A headteacher has apologised after telling pupils they shouldn’t wear lycra tube skirts to school if they were over a size 8.

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Paul Suggitt  completes his 5000th mile in front of Throston Primary School pupils.  Picture by FRANK REID

Hartlepool fundraiser celebrates reaching half way point in epic 10,000 mile challenge

Inspirational Paul Suggitt is half way to completing his goal of racking up 10,000 miles for charity this year.

Clavering Primary School Fairtrade Steering Group.

Hartlepool school celebrates Fairtrade status

A Hartlepool school is celebrating after achieving its ‘Fairachiever’ status once again.

Picture by Ian Day

Durham University denied gold status in new 'teaching excellence' ratings system - but Newcastle achieves top grade

Durham University has missed out on the top gold rating for teaching excellence under a new grading scheme.

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How did your college or university do?

So how did your college or university do in the new teaching assessment tables?

Here is the list of universities, colleges and alternative providers that entered the new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

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CCAD's building in Church Street, Hartlepool. Picture: CCAD.

Cleveland College of Art and Design is feeling gold with teaching excellence award

A North East art college is classed in the UK's top 20% after receiving a Gold award for its work.
Lynnfield Primary School pupils who perform in the school play Jungle Book.  Picture by FRANK REID

Hartlepool school pupils get ready to perform Jungle Book

Pupils at a Hartlepool school have taken inspiration from a classic children’s novel for their summer performance.

Lesley Powell.

Headteacher wins Royal honour from the Queen

A headteacher is ‘delighted’ after being honoured by the Queen.

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The Flagship at Hartlepool College of Further Education.

College restaurant closed after ‘fall in demand’

A college restaurant has closed after six years due to a slump in trade.

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Catcote Futures post 19 student, Cheryl Mcdonald and Catcote Academy year 11 student Mathew Popplewell stock the shelves in the Catcote Metro shop inside of Middleton Grange. Picture by FRANK REID

Hartlepool academy’s new shop and training venture to open in Middleton Grange

A shop with a difference in Middleton Grange shopping centre opens for business next week.

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St. Mary's parish council member Bernadette Malcolmson with a wooden model of the church.  Picture by FRANK REID

So much to enjoy thanks to church’s exciting plans

Plans have been revealed to give a Hartlepool church restoration plan another big push.

Clavering Primary School, Hartlepool. Picture by FRANK REID

Hartlepool primary school set for expansion after huge rise in pupil numbers

A Hartlepool primary school has beeing given the go-ahead to expand to cope with increased pupil numbers.

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This year's graduates are beginning to look for jobs.

So what are the highest-paid starting salaries for 2017 university graduates?

A new study of graduate vacancies reveals that the media, construction and administration offer the most attractive starting salaries nationwide.

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Headteacher at English Martyrs  School & Sixth Form College, Stephen Hammond.

Hartlepool school told by Ofsted it ‘requires improvement’

A Hartlepool secondary school has been told it must improve after a Government watchdogs found failings in a host of areas.

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Hartlepool man cubs are kings of the swingers

Hartlepool man cubs are kings of the swingers

Talented youngsters at a Hartlpool school are the kings of the swingers following a successful show.

Amelia-Jayne Chapman.

Teenage entrepreneur hoping to wow Dragons’ Den star Peter Jones

A teenage student is hoping to wow Dragons Den star Peter Jones to win a top accolade.

Amy Day with her collection.

Sunderland art students dazzle with their fashion designs

Creative students celebrated their passion for fashion and design at a college degree show.

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