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Is it worth joining a trade union?

From protecting the minimum wage to introducing weekends, trade unions have been securing workers rights since their decriminalisation in 1867.

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Local councils are being urged to ban releases of balloons and sky lanterns on their land after balloon litter on beaches rose by more than half in a year. Pic: PA.

Conservation group urges councils to ban balloon and lantern releases

Councils are being urged to ban releases of balloons and sky lanterns on their land after balloon litter on beaches rose by more than half in a year.

Environment
The region's police forces have changed their profile pictures to the Thin Blue Line Union Jack.

Region's police forces pay respects to London colleagues in aftermath of Westminster attack

Police in the North East have sent their thoughts and prayers to the Metropolitan Police after yesterday's attack on the Palace of Westminster.
Crime
A officer stands guard outside the house raided by police in Birmingham. Photo by Press Association.

Seven arrested in raids carried out in aftermath of Westminster attack

Seven people have been arrested in raids in London, Birmingham and elsewhere linked to the Westminster terror attack, police have revealed.
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A photograph of Pc Keith Palmer, issued by the Metropolitan Police, where he worked for 15 years before he was killed in the Palace of Westminster attack.

Police officer killed in Westminster attack named as 48-year-old husband and father

The bravery of a murdered police officer was hailed by colleagues, friends and the many MPs whom he was charged with protecting.

Crime
Chairman of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, Peter McNestry.

£40m investment call to help our ex-mining communities

A call has been made to create a £40million cash pot to help deprived former colliery communities thrive.

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Hartlepool has been listed as having one of the highest rates for teenage pregnancy across England and Wales.

Hartlepool is in top 10 for teenage pregnancy rates

Hartlepool is in the top 10 areas for the highest pregnancy rates for 15 to 17-year-olds across the country.

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Alfie Smith has had his first physio session.

Hartlepool schoolboy Alfie Smith completes his first physio session

Brave Hartlepool youngster Alfie Smith has undergone his first physio session as he starts the long road to recovery.

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Emergency services at the scene of today's attack

Westminster attack death toll rises to five

Five people are now confirmed to have died in today's suspected terror attack at the Palace of Westminster.
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The Prime Minister addresses the media this evening

Prime Minister confirms four dead in 'sick and depraved terrorist attack' in Westminster

Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that four people - including one police officer and the perpetrator - died in today's "sick and depraved" attack in Westminster.

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Hartlepool Borough Councils Household Waste Recycling Centre in Burn Road.

Fly-tipping increase fears

Mail readers overwhelmingly say they believe new charges to dump DIY waste in Hartlepool will lead to a rise in fly-tipping.

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Thr funeral cortege of Ethan Owens arrives at St Oswald�"s Church, Brougham Terrace, Hartlepool.

Hundreds gather to say ‘goodbye’ to Hartlepool youngster Ethan Owens

The community pulled together to say goodnight Ethan Owens who was full of energy with a “cheeky smile” and “sparkly eyes”.

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Police forensic officers close to the Palace of Westminster, London, after policeman has been stabbed and his apparent attacker shot by officers in a major security incident at the Houses of Parliament. Pic: PA.

Terror at Westminster: Knifeman kills police officer and mows down pedestrians

Four people died in today's Westminster terror attack, including the police officer who was stabbed and his attacker, Scotland Yard's top anti-terror officer Mark Rowley has confirmed.
Crime
DCI Anne-Marie Salwey.

Huge rise in sex offences against children in Cleveland Police area

Child sexual offences across the UK are on the rise according to a new report from charity the NSPCC.

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Police are appealing for information after two men talked an elderly woman into letting them into her home on Loyalty Close in Hartlepool.

Police appeal after pair trick their way into elderly pensioner's Hartlepool home

Police are appealing for information after two men talked an elderly woman into letting them into her home in Hartlepool.

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Mind-reading, super strength and heat vision to cook dinner - 55% of kids think their parents have super powers

Mind-reading, super strength and heat vision to cook dinner - 55% of kids think their parents have super powers

Kids really do think their parents are superheroes - with more than half believing their mums can read their minds.
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Drivers' brains switch off when using satnav, study shows

Following satnav instructions "switches off" activity in parts of the brain used for navigation, a study has shown.

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Peter Boyd of Shoreline, left, with Danny Galbraith.

Hartlepool apprentice Danny is a real bright spark

Bright spark Danny Galbraith has been given the chance to build a career.

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Amanda Jayne White's image of the Seven Kestrel, as seen from the Headland.

Huge vessel’s visit captured by college art teacher

An artist’s take on a vessel’s visit to Hartlepool’s dock has won a following across the world - and a chance for her to get a behind the scenes look at its work.

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JDR Cables in Hartlepool.

Hartlepool firm expands presence in Africa

A Hartlepool cable firm is expanding its operation in Africa, it has announced.

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