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Brothers jailed for people trafficking and fraud

Two brothers who trafficked people from Poland and sent them to work at Sports Direct are now behind bars.

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Joan Barnett died months after she was pushed over in her Sunderland home when she was targeted by the gang.

Gang members who preyed on OAP and conned vulnerable victims out of cash jailed for their ‘sickening’ crimes

Three members of a gang who preyed on elderly and vulnerable people across the North East have today been put behind bars.

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Gareth Dack

Man accused of Hartlepool pensioner’s murder was short of cash and had drug habit, court told

An alleged murderer of a pensioner was regularly short of cash and had a cocaine habit, a jury has been told.

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Emergency services at the scene of the crash. Pic: Katherine Cartwright.

Woman dies after coach and car crash on A19 slip road

A woman has died after a collision on an A19 slip road near Seaham, police have revealed.
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Shoppers and staff have been evacuated from Middleton Grange Shopping Centre

Hartlepool shopping centre evacuated

A Hartlepool shopping centre has been evacuated.

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North East Labour MPs have written to PM Theresa May

North East MPs tell PM Theresa May: Reveal Government 'guarantees' to Nissan over Brexit

A group of North East Labour MPs have written to Prime Minister Theresa May urging her to make public any Brexit 'guarantees' given to Nissan.

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Warning to older people as Met Office issues cold weather alert

Older people and their families are being urged to take care after the Met Office issued a cold weather alert for the region.
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Ministers are considering a crackdown on single-use plastic bottles.

Photos of marine mammals suffocating on plastic waste will do nothing to solve our enivronmental problems ... but a ‘bottle tax’ will

Distressing photographs of turtles tangled in discarded waste may tug at the heartstrings but if you really want to tackle environmental problems you have to aim lower.

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Joan Barnett died months after she was pushed over in her Sunderland home when she was targeted by the gang.

Gang members who preyed on OAP and conned vulnerable victims out of cash jailed for their ‘sickening’ crimes

Three members of a gang who preyed on elderly and vulnerable people across the North East have today been put behind bars.

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Grand Central Rail is amongst the top train operators for customer satisfaction, according to a survey by Which?

Grand Central Rail named UK's highest-rated long distance operator

Grand Central Rail is amongst the top train operators for customer satisfaction, according to a survey by Which?
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Woman has emergency op at roadside after coach crash on A19 slip road

A woman has undergone open heart surgery at the scene of a coach crash on an A19 slip road near Seaham.
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Network Rail is carrying out a6million maintenance programme on the track north of York.

Train users warned of weekend disruption between York and Newcastle

Train passengers have been warned of months of weekend disruption between North East stations and York.

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Maureen Stewart with 3-week-old Elsie Billyard, Maureens' daughter Shirley Blair, her son Paul Blair (left) and Dylan Billyard (2nd right)

Growing Hartlepool family celebrate five generations after welcoming new addition Elsie to the clan

A growing Hartlepool family is celebrating five generations after welcoming a gorgeous new addition to the clan.

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Hartlepool Rugby Club's  Liam Lester.

Ladies’ rugby is taking off in Hartlepool

Ladies rugby is on the up in Hartlepool as women flock to new sessions to play the sport.

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Science Week at West Park Primary School.
Rocket contest

Hartlepool youngsters get inspired during science week

Children at a Hartlepool primary school have been getting to grips with science as part of a fun week dedicated to the subject.

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E-cig

E-cigarettes ‘attract teenagers who wouldn’t normally smoke,' finds research

E-cigarettes and their tempting flavours are attracting teens who might not otherwise have smoked tobacco, new research has revealed.

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Bradley Lowery is battling neuroblastoma.

Watch as brave Bradley Lowery becomes face of charity's campaign - as family renew fundraising appeal

The family of brave youngster Bradley Lowery have pleaded with the public to keep up their fundraising efforts as the five-year-old continues to battle neuroblastoma.
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Have you bought the biscuits?

Product recall: B&M biscuits recalled due to allergen fears

B&M has recalled a range of biscuits owing to ingredients which could cause a health risk not being correctly labelled.

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Almost 8,000 motorists were caught using a mobile phone while drivinglast year.

Brake welcomes police crackdown on drivers using mobiles

A police campaign to catch drivers who break the law by using mobiles at the wheel was today welcomed by road safety charity Brake.
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Newcastle Crown Court

Hairdresser accused of deliberately infecting lovers with HIV to appear in court

A hairdresser accused of deliberately infecting a string of male lovers with HIV will appear in court.
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