Hartlepool’s most-read news stories of 2014

Hartlepool United supporters in their Thunderbirds fancy dress at Plymouth Argyle. Picture by FRANK REID
Hartlepool United supporters in their Thunderbirds fancy dress at Plymouth Argyle. Picture by FRANK REID
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IT’S been a year of highs and lows for Hartlepool.

Below we have listed the 10 most popular pieces published on our website, but we have also included five of our favourite stories from 2014.

The 10 most-read stories:

Police seek military medic who helped at scene of fatal A19 crash – 49,797

Police release CCTV after man left fighting for life in Hartlepool – 43,422

Hartlepool firefighter Liam’s old flame drama in MTV’s Ex On The Beach – 41,123

Police arrest two girls after ‘suspicious’ death of woman in Hartlepool – 33,771

‘Close your eyes, I’m coming with you’ - loving husband and wife die just hours apart – 32,122

Mark Denton murder trial: Brothers will serve at least 50 years for killing boxer – 29,305

Messages flood in after death of Hartlepool character Lawrence Martin, while police seek relatives – 24,152

Hartlepool darts player Tony Eccles guilty of raping schoolgirl – 22,905

Music teacher suspended over ‘inappropriate’ Facebook videos – 20,751

LISTEN: Chilling 999 call where murderer tells police: ‘I’ve stabbed my wife’ – 19,180

And here are a few of our favourites:

VIDEO: One Direction’s Liam says ‘yes’ to Hartlepool teen’s marriage proposal

Hartlepool United fans’ Thunderbirds fancy dress party is go

Hartlepool mum leaves the gift of life to six others after her death

Bring Them Back! – Back the Hartlepool Mail’s campaign to bring back our hospital services

Remembering our Bombardment heroes – Hartlepool stops to salute the bravery of those who defended the town 100 years ago