Anger as closure of Hartlepool GP surgery announced

A Hartlepool estate is set to lose its medical centre after a review by health chiefs.

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Sophie tucks in to day one of the job with Weight Watchers.

It’s possibly the best job in the world!

A mouth-watering job - to eat out at restaurants and get paid for it - has been landed by a delighted North East woman.

Grantully Hospital which faced closure in 1976.

Readers memories of Grantully Hospital

A maternity hospital which closed 40 years ago this month still holds a fond place in the hearts of Hartlepool Mail readers.


Witness tells of horror at seeing boy struck by car in Hartlepool

A man has spoken of his shock at seeing a young boy knocked down in the town.

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National Health Service campaigners stop in Hartlepool on 110-mile march in protest at cuts and ‘privatisation’

A campaign in protest at service cuts in the National Health Service stopped off in Hartlepool tonight.

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Most councils are failing to pay enough towards the cost of caring for older people in their homes, a report says. Pic: PA.

Councils accused of taking risks with OAPs' wellbeing by failing to pay enough for care

Most councils are failing to pay enough towards the cost of caring for older people in their homes, a report says.
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Revealed: Our top 10 nightmares, and what they mean

Revealed: Our top 10 nightmares, and what they mean

With Halloween just round the corner, a new survey has revealed Brits’ worst nightmares - and what they mean.

Project manager Dawn Vincent who has highlighted West View's response to the cancer referral scheme.

Support on the way for the missing Hartlepool hundreds who miss cancer appointments

A dial-a-buddy service has been launched for the hundreds of people afraid of facing hospital appointments for cancer checks.

The glass test is a good way to test for meningitis. Roll a tumbler over the skin, and if the rash doesn't fade, seek urgent medical help.

Meningitis: 10 warning signs students should look out for

Meningitis Awareness week for students runs from October 24 to 30. Here's 10 warning signs they should look out for.

The funeral costs in the North East.

How much does a funeral cost in Hartlepool?

We always talk about the cost of living these days - but what about the cost of dying?

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Dr Yujiang Wang from the University of Newcastle holding a replica human brain showing the folds of the cerebral cortex.

Brains get slacker with age, say scientists - and it could cause Alzheimer's

Brains get slacker with age in much the same way as the skin, new research has shown.
Hayley Hakansson with Specialist Diabetes Nurse Lisa Doughty.

Hartlepool puts the spotlight on Britain’s shock diabetes rates

Shock new levels of diabetes will be reached in the UK within five years - and Hartlepool is set to host a conference to discuss it all.

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Amelia Lily will speak about her experiences with type 1 diabetes.

Inside Out to take closer look at NHS diabetes epidemic

A special programme looking at the impact of diabetes across the nation will air on television tonight.

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New advice could reduce cot death risk by 50 per cent.

New advice for parents on how to reduce the risk of cot death

Babies should sleep in the same rooms as their parents for the first year of their lives - but never in the same bed - as it reduces cot death by 50 per cent.

Prescribing antibiotics is one of the things doctors have said can be a waste of time.

40 common treatments are a waste of time, say doctors

Dozens of common treatments to help with a range of ailments are of little or no use, senior doctors have said.


Hartlepool schoolboy needs £50k for operation to help him walk

A Hartlepool schoolboy is in a race against time to raise the £50,000 needed to pay for a life-changing operation.

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Church Street in Hartlepool where there are a number of takeaways.

Hartlepool health officials targeting takeaways as the town is named North East fast food capital

Hartlepool is the fast food capital of the North East with more takeaways for the population than anywhere else in the region.

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Tees Valley residents are urged to know their safe drinking limits. Photograph by Press Association.

Hartlepool’s problem drinkers are getting younger

Problem drinking is having an effect on people at an ever-younger age and the signs of disease have even been spotted in 20-year-olds, a health expert has warned.

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Bradley Lowery in his uniform ready for school.

Brave Bradley goes back to school despite battling cancer

Battling Bradley Lowery went back to school after his latest bout of chemotherapy.

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New figures released by Public Health England show Hartlepool is the north east's fast food capital

Revealed: Hartlepool is the fast food capital of the north east

Hartlepool is the fast food capital of the north east, new figures published today reveal.

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