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Surprise for Alfie Smith as wonderful new garden is unveiled

A garden fit for a growing lad has been created just for Alfie Smith.


Blades pilot on the amazing sight of Sunderland Airshow crowds from the sky

Tens of thousands may stand in wonder gazing at their airbourne antics - but for the pilots, seeing the crowds below is every bit a pleasure for them.

Hotel residents sleep outdoors after abandoning their rooms following an earthquake in Bitez, near Bodrum, Turkey. (AP Photo/Ayse Wieting)

Hartlepool holidaymakers caught up in earthquake in Turkey

Holidaymakers from Hartlepool have been caught up in an earthquake in Turkey.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Picture by PA

Sunderland Airshow 2017 officially underway with night of amazing sights and sounds

The biggest event in city's calendar is now officially underway as the Sunderland Airshow begins with a bang.
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Bradley Lowery.

Application to create Bradley Lowery Foundation submitted to Charity Commission

An application has been submitted to the Charity Commission to create the Bradley Lowery Foundation to help other sick youngsters.


Amazing wingtip footage of The Blades display team in flight ahead of the Sunderland Airshow

Performing barrel rolls, loops and a jaw-dropping range of flips, formations and aerobatics, The Blades are a firm favourite in the Sunderland Airshow events calendar.
The turnout was just over 25%.

Labour candidate wins council by-election in Billingham

Labour candidate Paul Weston is celebrating after winning a council by-election in Billingham.

The NSPCC fear the true extent of abuse is much worse

Increase in number of sex offences involving adults in position of trust

More than 50 sex offences involving adults in a position of trust have been recorded in the North East and Cumbria since 2011-12, data shows.

London Cast  2017/2018. Kate Graham is far left.

Hartlepool actress is a dancing queen in West End musical

A Hartlepool actress is proving to be a dancing queen on the West End stage.

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2016 Hartlepool Carnival Parade

What’s in store at this year’s Hartlepool Carnival?

Fun and games for all the family will return to the Headland with the launch of Hartlepool Carnival.


Terrifying moment UK-bound plane ‘fell from the sky’ on return leg from Ibiza

An airline passenger flying home from Ibiza sent his wife what he thought was a final text as the plane he was on towards the sea in a 40-50 degree nosedive.

Fens Primary School Digital Leaders Lucy, Mia-Hope, Riley, Sophia, Luna, Lewis, Elliott, Aimee, Tyler and Lily with their certificate. Picture by FRANK REID

Hartlepool pupils teach classmates how to stay safe online

Responsible children at a Hartlepool primary school turned teacher to pass on important computer safety messages to hundreds of fellow pupils.

Do you have any information?

Police investigate after report of missing 5-year-old in Redcar

An urgent police appeal was launched today to find a 5-year-old girl who was reportedly walking along the Coast Road in Redcar.
The earthquake was particularly keenly felt in Kos. Pic by PA.

Two dead after earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

Two people have died and more than 120 have been injured in an early morning earthquake off the coast of Greek islands and Turkey,
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The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool.

A £500,000 investment unveiled for Hartlepool museum

Plans to invest up to £500,000 at a Hartlepool tourist attraction have been unveiled.

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Linda Keating.

Police 'increasingly concerned' about missing Linda

Police searching for a 65-year-old woman missing since yesterday morning say they are increasingly concerned about her disappearance.

Tommy Halse repairing one of the bikes for Africa.

Hartlepool youngsters appeal for more bikes for children in Africa

Young people in Hartlepool who are using pedal power to change the lives of those in need are appealing for more bikes.

Horden Welfare Park has won a Green Flag Award for the 11th year in a row.

Village chiefs tell of pride at double Green Flag award for parks

A tiny County Durham council is celebrating after two of its public parks were recognised as among the best in the world.
Do you reach for the vacuum cleaner when feeling stressed?

This is what you should do if you're feeling stressed

The average adult spends a total of two hours and 11 minutes a day feeling stressed out, a study has revealed.

The case was heard at Teesside Crown Court.

Man jailed for carrying knife with serrated blade 'to frighten off kids'

A man who was jailed for nine years for a stabbing was caught by police with a knife after he was released.

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