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New claims Jack the Ripper was noted poet who studied as a priest in the North East

A new book makes the explosive claim that Jack the Ripper was the poet Francis Thompson, who studied as a priest in County Durham.

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Newcastle United managing director Lee Charnley.

Newcastle United ground raided by HMRC over investigation into transfer activities

Newcastle United boss Lee Charnley has been arrested by officials investigating a suspected income tax and national insurance fraud.
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An Arriva train.

Train strike to go ahead after talks fail

A 24-hour strike on Arriva Rail North will go ahead on Friday after the failure of talks to resolve a dispute over the role of guards.
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Navi in King of Pop

Win tickets to see King of Pop at Billingham Forum

Get to ready to moonwalk when King of Pop brings the music of Michael Jackson to Billingham Forum.

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A police car at the scene in Kemble Square

Police name victim as they launch Sunderland murder probe

Police have confirmed they are treating the death of a man in Sunderland as murder.
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Jason Cooke (left) and Harry Stones. Picture by FRANK REID

Security guards tell of dramatic Hartlepool sea rescue

Two eagle-eyed security guards saved the life of a man in danger of drowning off Hartlepool’s Headland.

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Missing woman Ann McGrogan.

Missing woman who may have headed to Hartlepool is found safe and well

A missing woman who police thought may have headed to Hartlepool is found safe and well.
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A section of the flood defences, which are in the running at the ICE Robert Stephenson Awards 2017.

Flood schemes hope to be awash with titles at award ceremony

Engineering projects which will help protect Hartlepool for generations to come have been shortlisted for awards.

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The northbound A19 sliproad at the junction with the A179. Picture from Google Images.

Breakdown causes delays on northbound A19 at Hartlepool

Traffic is tailing back on the northbound A19 at Hartlepool.

Transport

'Dreadful results cost Dave Jones his job at Hartlepool, not me' says Jeff Stelling

Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling has denied his on-air rant was responsible for costing Hartlepool United manager Dave Jones his job.
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Liz Truss. Picture: PA.

Justice Secretary to investigate landlord sex-for-rent online adverts

Calls have been made for a review into "corrupt" landlords who target vulnerable people through online adverts offering sex-for-rent deals.

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Bradley Lowery.

How you can show your support with lasting tribute to battling Bradley Lowery

A tattooist inspired by the strength of Bradley Lowery has designed some artwork in his honour.

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MP Iain Wright meets with Year 4 students at Eldon Grove Academy

MP calls for more money for Hartlepool school pupils

Outgoing MP Iain Wright urged the Government to increase funding for Hartlepool school pupils.

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The signed glove by boxer Anthony Joshua.

Boxer Anthony Joshua donates glove to raise cash for Bradley Lowery

IBF heavyweight champion boxer Anthony Joshua is the latest star to lend his support to battling youngster Bradley Lowery.
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Northern staff are walking out in a dispute over the future of guards.

Emergency Sunderland and Hartlepool timetable revealed for Friday's one-day rail strike

Around half a rail company's usual number of trains will operate later this week when travellers are hit by another one-day strike.
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Do you think treats do more harm than good?

Comfort eating bad for children

Mums who give young kids chocolates and sweets when they're upset could be increasing their risk of becoming obese or suffering eating disorders, scientists warn.
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A record number of almost 1.2 million emergency supplies were given out at food banks run by the Trussell Trust in the past year. Pic: PA.

Food bank handouts to people in crisis reach a record level

A record number of almost 1.2 million emergency supplies were given out at food banks in the past year, according to new figures.
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How safe are your social media accounts?

Warning that most identity fraud info can come from Facebook

Most of the personal information needed by fraudsters to steal your identity can be found on your Facebook profile, cyber safety experts have warned

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One in six motorists admit illegally using their phone while driving despite tougher punishments being introduced last month. Pic: PA.

A sixth of drivers admit still using mobiles despite tougher penalties

One in six motorists admit to illegally using their phone while driving despite tougher punishments being introduced last month, a study has found.

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A planned 48-hour strike onVirginTrains East Coast has been suspended. Pic: PA.

Virgin Trains strike suspended after progress in talks with union

A planned 48-hour strike on Virgin Trains East Coast has been suspended following progress in talks.
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