Hartlepool youngster launches Facebook campaign to help clean-up Seaton Beach

A community-minded little girl has made her town proud by making it her mission to clean up the beach.

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Brussels Central Station has been evacuated after an explosion tonight.

Brussels station evacuated after reported explosion

Brussels Central Station has been evacuated after an explosion tonight.
So are Brexit voters more like middle-class TV character Victor Meldew, played by Richard Wilson, left, or working-class Alf Garnett, played by Warren Mitchell?

So who is your typical Brexit voter? You may be surprised by the latest findings

New research suggests that Brexit voters are more likely to describe themselves as middle class, educated and fed up rather than angry and working class.
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One of the housing development sites at Hart Village.

Housing group wants to build more homes in Hart village

Plans have been submitted for a 27-home development in Hart village.

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Five dogs are being stolen every day across the UK, an investigation has found. Picture: PA.

Five dogs are stolen in the UK every day, research shows

Five dogs are being stolen every day across the UK, an investigation has found.

Hartlepool RNLI launched.

Hartlepool lifeboat launched to stranded vessel

Harlepool's RNLI lifeboat was called to tow a stranded boat to safety.

We could be set for a hot summer in the UK.

Britain set for record-breaking ‘blowtorch summer’

Don’t laugh, but the UK could be set for a record-breaking summer with the mercury set to hit 35C.

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Which politicians suffer the most abuse on Twitter?

A North East Labour MP has been revealed as among those take the most abuse on Twitter - though a Tory tops the list.
Armed police on St Thomas Street, London, near the scene of last night's terrorist incident at Borough Market

London Terror Attack: Political parties suspend General Election campaigning

National campaigning in the General Election has been suspended by most political parties in the wake of the terror attack at London Bridge.
We could be heading for some wet weather. Picture: Pixabay.

Summer could see soggy start after warm spring

Torrential downpours could bring a soggy start to summer, as early figures suggest this spring has been one of the warmest on record.
Fire crews tackled a blaze at former Newcastle nightclub Tuxedo Royale last night.
Pic by Google Images.

Fire breaks out at former floating nightclub Tuxedo Royale

Fire crews tackled a blaze at former Newcastle nightclub Tuxedo Royale last night.
From left, Ruth Smith, Liz Shaw and Coralie Niven. Inset, a little tern at Crimdon.

New wardens appointed to help protect birds' nesting site on Durham coastline

Two new wardens have been appointed to protect a colony of endangered birds.

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Amazing story of poodle who adopted lamb – and even fed it on her milk

This is the incredible moment a poodle feeds a lamb after taking it under its care.

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Councillor Marjorie James (extreme right) is pictured with members of the Councils Environmental Services Team from the left Ashley Boagey, John Hornsey, Debbie Kershaw and Mick Harrison.

National award for Hartlepool’s Seaton Carew beach

Seaton Carew will be flying the flag with pride this summer.

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Experts warn of 'bumper season' for insects over the summer

Hordes of pesky visitors could be invading homes this summer as freak weather conditions will mean a bumper season - for INSECTS, experts say.

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Alan Timothy at the site of the proposed development in Dalton Piercy. Picture by FRANK REID

Fury after Hartlepool councillors overrule advice and pass bungalows development

Residents in Dalton Piercy are furious after councillors overruled their own officers’ advice – and wide scale community opposition – to pass a development for 31 new bungalows in the village.

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Crews from Hartlepool Strantonwere called to thetwo vehicle car accident on Oxford Road in the town at 6.30am today.

Firefighters free woman trapped in car after Hartlepool car accident

Hartlepool firefighters freed a woman trapped in her car after it overturned following a car accident.
Firefighters tackled a house fire in Hartlepool this morning.
Pic by Caroline Brown.

Fire crews tackle Hartlepool house fire

Firefighters were called to tackle a house fire in Hartlepool in the early hours of this morning.
Stranton Cemetery.

Grieving families hit by rising costs of funerals in Hartlepool

Families in the region are being hit hard by ever rising cremation and burial fees, according to new figures.

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An unopened can of Fosters lager, found in the draisn in South Tyneside

Revealed - the weird and wonderful objects found in North East drains and sewers

An animal skull, a bra and a full can of lager are among the bizarre objects discovered in North East drains and sewers.
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