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Motorists reminded to take care as severe weather hits the region

As predicted heavy snowfall hit the region this morning and drivers are being advised to take extra care.

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Flood prevention measures are in place to protect Hartlepool from a tidal surge.

Flood prevention measures in place to protect Hartlepool from tidal surge

Flood prevention measures have been put in place to protect Hartlepool’s Headland against a possible tidal surge.

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A fox is snapped by one of the cameras.

Your help needed to catch wildlife on camera

Cameras are on offer to capture photos of wildlife living on our doorsteps.

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Skywalker gibbon

New gibbon species named after Star Wars' Luke Skywalker

A new species of gibbon identified in remote forests in China has been named after Star Wars character Luke Skywalker.
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A woolly kingfisher in position over the pond as part of the display.

Artistic knitters decorate nature reserve with amazing wildlife creations

A purl of an idea has been used to bring some colour to the winter scenes at a nature reserve.

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Raby Gardens new home regeneration scheme site

Plans approved for 64 new homes in Hartlepool regeneration area

Planning permission has been granted for the second phase of an urban regeneration scheme.

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An artist's impression of a pedestrianised Church Street.

Ambitious plans for Hartlepool town centre expected to take shape this year

Ambitious plans affecting a busy Hartlepool area will become reality this year, council chiefs have predicted.

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East Durham Homes Peter Eldrett with Michael Welsh, Andrew Maddison and Elizabeth Welsh from Easington Colliery in Bloom.

Funding is blooming great news for Easington Colliery

A County Durham business has dug deep to help out a local community group.

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Tomorrow is expected to start the busiest fly-tipping weekend of the year. Picture: Shutterstock.

Are you prepared for Fly-tipping Friday tomorrow?

Families have been warned to resist the temptation to dump unwanted rubbish as Britain prepares for the busiest fly-tipping weekend of the year.
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Hartlepool issues zero fly-tipping fines under new powers, investigation finds

Hartlepool council chiefs have yet to fine illegal dumpers using new powers handed down by the Government.

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Hartlepool's Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Hartlepool RNLI thanks everyone for their support this year

Life-savers in the town have thanked all their followers who have kept them going throughout 2016.

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Donald Trump was confirmed as president-elect in November 2016.

2016 'will be on history books' after 'remarkable' series of events

The year 2016 will grace the cover of history books after a "remarkable" series of events, an academic has said.

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What will you do when it's time to take the Christmas tree down? Picture: Pixabay.

Here's what to do with your Christmas tree when the festive period is over

It was an exciting time at the start of the month when you got the Christmas decorations down the loft and went shopping for your new tree.

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Flytippers count the cost after ditching black bags lands them in court

Householders have been left with fines and bills running into hundreds of pounds after they were caught dumping their rubbish.

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An artist's impression of Church Street

Get the low-down on Hartlepool town centre plans

Hartlepool people and businesses will get the chance to find out more about plans to improve the historic Church Street area of the town this week.

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Flooding closes Hartlepool road.

Key water main burst causes havoc in Hartlepool

Scores of people faced problems this morning when one of the town's main water pipes burst.
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Ryehill Gardens

New 20mph limits set to be introduced on Hartlepool roads

Road safety is set to be improved around hundreds of Hartlepool homes following support for a series of new 20mph speed limits.

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Is the North East set to be hit by more flooding?

The North East was drenched last night as driving rain swept across the region.

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Is the North East set to be hit by more flooding?

The North East was drenched last night as driving rain swept across the region.
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Rain has caused problems across the North East

Flooding: River Wear and Tees warnings still in place

There are dozens of flood warnings still in place across the North East after yesterday's torrential rain.

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