Hartlepool Marina lock emptied for first time in more than 20 years

A Hartlepool landmark is undergoing maintenance work - and it has led to a sight not seen for more than two decades.

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Work to repair the damage has started

Repair works after ancient Headland wall damaged by strong seas

Repairs are being carried out to part of the Headland’s ancient Town Wall after suffering damage by recent strong seas.

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Thousands of plastic pellets have been found washed up on the beach at Seaton Carew, Hartlepool.

Thousands of tiny plastic 'nurdles' washed up on Hartlepool beach

Thousands of tiny 'nurdles' used to make plastic products have been washed up on a Hartlepool beach.

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Burst main causes traffic chaos in Peterlee.

Burst water main causes massive disruption

A burst water main has been causing disruption to traffic throughout the day in Peterlee.

Lyme disease is spread through ticks.

Calls for experts to wise up on lyme disease

A North East MP has joined a campaign for urgent action to tackle lyme disease.

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Andrew Roy

Police name body found in Hartlepool

The body found at Hartlepool Marina has been officially identified as Andrew Roy.
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Food Standards Agency

Hartlepool pubs are second best in England in food hygiene ratings

A new study has revealed that food hygiene standards at pubs and bars in Hartlepool are the second best in England.

£93,000 road safety schemes approved across Hartlepool

£93,000 road safety schemes approved across Hartlepool

A series of road safety schemes costing almost £100,000 have been passed by a council committee.

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Hartlepool Water will not increase its bills while Northumbria Water is adding 13 to its average bill for the next financial year.

Water bills to be frozen as cash saved is returned to customers

Hartlepool Water has said it will not be increasing its bills for the next financial year.

A partridge

More than 60,000 birds to be culled as avian flu sweeps Britain

More than 60,000 farmed birds are to be culled in Lancashire in a bid to prevent the spread of avian flu, which has been found at two farms in the county.

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Stock picture of a duck swimming amongst raw sewage

Water bosses fined £375,000 for pumping raw sewage into North East river - cash goes to wildlife and environment projects

More than £1.5million will go to projects that help wildlife and the environment as companies pay up for breaking green laws, the Environment Agency has said.

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Just 14% of Brits know the optimal room temperature.

6 ways to reduce your energy bills by hundreds of pounds a year

Households could be saving hundreds of pounds a year on energy bills, new research has revealed.

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Will you be taking part in the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch?

Join in the annual RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

Householders in Hartlepool are being urged to fill up their bird feeders this weekend in support of an annual event.

Ministers are considering a crackdown on single-use plastic bottles.

Photos of marine mammals suffocating on plastic waste will do nothing to solve our enivronmental problems ... but a ‘bottle tax’ will

Distressing photographs of turtles tangled in discarded waste may tug at the heartstrings but if you really want to tackle environmental problems you have to aim lower.

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Ministers are considering a crackdown on single-use plastic bottles.

Could plastic bottles crackdown follow 5p carrier bag charge?

Ministers are considering cracking down on throwaway plastic bottles after the success of the plastic bag charge.
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One of the proposals for the sculpture which aims to symbolise the primal power and draw of the sea.

The nine new designs for Hartlepool seafront artwork

People are being urged to vote on their favourite prospective design for a piece of public art planned for Seaton Carew’s seafront.

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Drivers urged to take extra care this morning.

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.

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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