Hartlepool mega-runner steps up his latest challenge this weekend

Ultra-fit Lee Dodgson is back on the charity trail - and his bid to back a Hartlepool hospice will be stepped up this weekend.

Bradley Lowery with Sunderland AFC striker Jermain Defoe.

Bradley Lowery too ill to see 'best friend' Jermain Defoe after taking turn for the worse

Brave youngster Bradley Lowery was forced to cancel a visit from his 'best pal' Jermain Defoe after his health took a turn for the worse.

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Sharon Robins with her son Lee who has Autism  Picture by FRANK REID

Hartlepool mum’s support for families affected by autism

A Hartlepool mum is doing her bit to raise awareness and money for autism.

The proposal is set out in a consultation that runs until April 17. Picture: Pixabay.

Plans to make Viagra available over the counter unveiled

Viagra could be made available from pharmacies under plans to scrap the need for a prescription.
The Mayor of Hartlepool Councillor Rob Cook along his Mayoress Brenda with their daughter Debra Caden who is a member of the homeward joint replacement team.

Hartlepool health team praised as ‘a credit to the NHS’

You’re a credit to the NHS - that was the message from the Mayor of Hartlepool to a caring team of hospital staff.

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Travel vaccinations are one of the items which could be stopped. Picture by PA.

GPs may be stopped prescribing 'low-priority' items under major NHS costs

Travel vaccinations, gluten-free foods and omega-3 supplements may no longer be available on the NHS under major cost-cutting plans.

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Andrew Fleming.

Mental health trusts admits liability over death of man after hospital release

A mental health trust has admitted liability over the death of a man who took his own life shortly after being released from one of its hospitals.

The one-shot jab has been developed by scientists.

Babies could soon get 5 in 1 vaccination from birth

A one-shot jab to protect newborns against meningitis and other fatal infections has been developed by scientists.
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Bradley Lowery with Jermain Defoe.

Bradley Lowery proves to be lucky mascot for England and Jermain Defoe

Brave Bradley Lowery turned out to be England's lucky charm after the Three Lions beat Lithuania in their match at Wembley.
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Brave Bradley Lowery is pride of England as Wembley mascot

Brave youngster Bradley Lowery made the nation proud when he led England out on to the pitch at Wembley.
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Bradley Lowery travels down to London for his England mascot appearance.

Jermain Defoe shares excitement at being reunited with brave Bradley Lowery at Wembley

Sunderland AFC striker Jermain Defoe has shared his excitement of teaming up with battling youngster Bradley Lowery at Wembley.
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Hartfields Medical Centre

Assurances sought over new Hartlepool GP practices contract

Councillors are seeking assurances from local health chiefs over a new GP contract resulting in the closure of one Hartlepool surgery.

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‘Tough Mudder” and ‘Spartan Race’ participants seek out pain to cope with stress, study claims

Tough mudders and extreme athletes are actually seeking out pain as a way of escaping the anxieties of modern life, according to scientists.

Police have issued a warning over cheap alcohol.

Warning after man was so drunk on cider he lost legs in bonfire ordeal

A homeless man who fell in a campfire while drinking cheap white cider had to have both legs amputated, a police officer campaigning about alcohol has said.

Dr Mohamed Menabawey meeting baby Elodie Meggs who he called his his first IVF grandchild.

Hartlepool fertility unit founder tells of sadness at changes

A former pioneering fertility consultant has spoken of his sadness after it was confirmed that licensed treatments are to move out of Hartlepool.

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University Hospital of Hartlepool

Major fertility unit blow as Hartlepool hospital set to lose licensed services

Licensed fertility services are to move out of Hartlepool after efforts by council chiefs to save have come to an end.

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Bradley Lowery.

Bradley Lowery shows off new haircut ahead of England mascot appearance

Little battler Bradley Lowery is set to undergo his latest bout of treatment to give him a boost ahead of his England mascot debut.

Graham takes part in one of his own boot camps.

Shaping Up: If you’ve fallen back in the winter, it’s time to spring forward

If you haven’t met your weight loss or fitness targets over the winter months, don’t beat yourself up about it.

Personal fitness trainer Graham Low in his centre at the Seaham Marina.

Shaping Up: East Coast Workout

Try this workout at home, you don’t need any equipment and you can do it all in your own time.

Would you know the symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Would you recognise the symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in women, with 7,000 cases diagnosed every year.

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