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.

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.
The waste dumped at Limekiln Gill in Horden.

Hunt is on for fly-tippers who dumped huge pile of rubbish at beauty spot

This is the shocking scene caused by a fly-tipper who has ditched a whole house worth of belongings at a coastal nature reserve.

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The massive Brent Delta in Hartlepool. By Jan Dawson.

Ground breaking Hartlepool rig arrival hailed a ‘triumph’

The arrival of the world’s heaviest cargo ship in Hartlepool has been hailed as a ‘triumph’.

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Firefighters have been called to a blaze on Elwick Road.

Fire crews called to blaze at former Hartlepool ambulance station

Hartlepool firefighters have been called to a blaze at the former ambulance station on Elwick Road.
Herring gull

Call for feeding fines and a cull on gulls to clamp down on 'rats with wings' in Hartlepool

People who feed seagulls should be fined - and the council should undertake a cull of the seabirds, readers have said.
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Holidaymakers could be fined for feeding gulls in seaside town - should it happen here?

Seaside residents and holidaymakers who feed seagulls could be fined under new council powers in an effort to stop the birds attacking people for food.
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Hartlepool declares war on seagulls: Leaders launch new crackdown on winged menace

Hartlepool declares war on seagulls: Leaders launch new crackdown on winged menace

Council bosses are getting in a flap about litter that attracts nuisance seagulls in Hartlepool.

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Paul Nuttall: 'I envisage that by June the next MP for Hartlepool will be for UKIP'

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall declared that Hartlepool is a seat his party can win when he visited the town as part of his campaign.
The annual summertime ban on dogs on Seaton Carew Beach came into effect on may 1 and lasts until September 30. A man walks his dog on the beach on the first day of the ban.

Council bosses declare war on irresponsible dog owners

A high profile campaign aimed at irresponsible dog owners is to be launched by council chiefs.

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At Wapping Burn are, from left, Wear Rivers Trust secretary Neil Ashforth, local volunteer William Wilkinson, Sandra Wardle from Novus Business Centre , Jim Wood from Caterpillar, and local volunteer Gary Smith helping out with the final day wetland planting task.

Bringing neglected wildlife habitat back to life

Major improvement work to a neglected wildlife habitat has been completed.

The huge Delta rig heading to Hartlepool.

One of the world’s biggest ships is setting sail for Hartlepool

Dozens of jobs are set to be created as Hartlepool’s skyline is set to be changed during a huge engineering project.

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Crimdon beach at the  North end of Crimdon Dene Holiday Park. Picture by FRANK REID

Volunteers urged to help clean up Durham Heritage Coast

Volunteers are being urged to come forward for a littler pick in the area tomorrow.

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Out with the old?

Friday could be the first day Britain functions without the benefit of any coal-powered electricity

Britain could see its first full day without generating any electricity from coal on Friday, National Grid has said.

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