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Hartlepool street sealed off after blaze

Fire crews were called to a blaze in a Hartlepool street today.

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Local councils are being urged to ban releases of balloons and sky lanterns on their land after balloon litter on beaches rose by more than half in a year. Pic: PA.

Conservation group urges councils to ban balloon and lantern releases

Councils are being urged to ban releases of balloons and sky lanterns on their land after balloon litter on beaches rose by more than half in a year.

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Hartlepool Borough Councils Household Waste Recycling Centre in Burn Road.

Fly-tipping increase fears

Mail readers overwhelmingly say they believe new charges to dump DIY waste in Hartlepool will lead to a rise in fly-tipping.

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Picture of fly-tipping in Hartlepool sent in by Janice Barker

Fears new waste charges will increase fly-tipping in Hartlepool

Plans to introduce charges for using the council tip have been met with an angry backlash amid fears they will lead to an increase in fly-tipping.

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Hartlepool Borough Councils Household Waste Recycling Centre in Burn Road.

Charges are set to be introduced to tip DIY waste in Hartlepool

Charges are set to be introduced to dump certain types of waste at the town’s tip.

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Seaton Carew

Ambitious plan to make Hartlepool a better place to work and live in next three years

An ambitious three-year plan has been released aimed at regenerating and promoting Hartlepool.

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Hartlepool Council Sustainable Travel Officer Tony Davison.

Hartlepool employees being urged to get on their bikes

Hartlepool companies are being urged to encourage their employees to get on their bikes as part of a new initiative.

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County Hall, Durham County Council's headquarters.

Councillors and election candidates warned over safety after death threat letter

Labour councillors and local election candidates have been warned about their personal safety after death threats were issued in an anonymous letter to a police chief.
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Lee Downey

Body found on beach at Seaham - family of missing Lee Downey informed

Police searching for missing Lee Downey say they have informed his family that the body of a man has been found on Seaham beach today.
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People are being urged to treat Stranton Cemetery with respect.

Hartlepool cemetery respect campaign launched after thefts, damage and dog problems

People are being urged by Hartlepool Borough Council to respect the town’s Stranton Cemetery as part of a new campaign.

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The Marine Point housing development, Old Cemetery Point, Hartlepool. Picture by FRANK REID

Gridlock predicted on Headland roads after 110 new homes approved

Concerns have been raised over whether infrastructure for a major new housing development in Hartlepool will be able to cope after 110 more homes were given the go-ahead.

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Irene Clennell, who has been deported to Singapore.

Grandmother deported despite living in UK for 30 years says she has been treated 'like a terrorist'

A mother-of-two deported despite living in Britain for three decades has hit out at the Government, saying they have treated her like a terrorist and accused her of being violent.
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Greatham Village prepares for annual Snowdrop Sunday celebration

A village will once again welcome hundreds of visitors who flock to see the splendour of its snowdrops display.

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Another view of the maintenance work. Pic: Ashley Foster.

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.

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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.

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