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Former Blackhall chimney sweep’s latest bus pass challenge is biggest yet

A grandad hopes to raise £10,000 in his latest charity challenge - travelling around England by bus.

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The ambulance outside Asda in Hartlepool after the call was made almost three hours earlier.

Mum thanks Asda staff for care after three-hour ambulance wait

A mum-to-be has told of how she waited three hours for paramedics after collapsing in a supermarket.

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Shot fired by gunman in attempted armed robbery at Post Office in Sunderland

Police are hunting a gunman and his accomplice after a shot was fired during an attempted armed robbery at a Post Office in Sunderland
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Gareth Dack

Norma Bell murder trial: Alleged killer’s DNA found on match and gas cooker at home Hartlepool murder victim

An alleged murderer’s DNA was found on a gas cooker and a used match at the scene of a widow’s death, a jury heard.

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Teesside Crown Court heard the pair were caught with 23 large plants worth nearly �10,000.

Hartlepool cousins caught with £10,000 cannabis farm after landlord smelled crop

Two men who grew cannabis in a Hartlepool town centre flat were jailed yesterday after the landlord smelled the crop.

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Steven Gerrard was linked with the managers job at MK Dons after  his retirement from playing late last year.

Could Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard be tempted to take over as Hartlepool United manager?

Could Liverpool FC legend Steven Gerrard be tempted into his first managerial role at Hartlepool United?

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New Durham Police recruit PD Becky. Credit: Durham Constabulary.

Adorable brother and sister crime fighting team join police force

Meet Becky and Jackson - the brother-and-sister team set to sniff out North East criminals.

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Michael Winship, business development manager at Omega Plastics, with Chimney Sheep founder Sally Phillips.

Hartlepool-based company helping to keep thousands warm this winter

A Hartlepool-based company is helping thousands of people stay warm this winter after launching a project with an emerging entrepreneur.

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UK mothers 'among worst in world' for problems caused by drinking during pregnancy

New research places Britain among the top five countries worldwide for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome - a condition caused by mothers drinking during pregnancy.

Health
Will you be putting the Lottery on for Wednesday?

Lotto jackpot rises to £12.2million after nobody wins top prize

There will be an estimated £12.2 million jackpot in Wednesday's National Lottery draw after nobody scooped Saturday's top prize.

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Eldon Grove Academy, Hartlepool.

Hartlepool school hopes for green-light on extension plans

A Hartlepool school is hoping a new extension and a boundary wall replacement will be given the go-ahead by planning chiefs.

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Beware the bats!

Health concerns sparked after vampire bats start sucking human blood

It sounds like the stuff of horror fiction, but scientists have raised health fears after a species of disease-carrying vampire bat, previously thought to mostly diet on birds, has been discovered feeding on human blood.

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A sad dog on Blue Monday.

Pets suffer from ‘Blue Monday’ too - and how you can help

Every year we’re told that the third Monday in January is ‘Blue Monday’, supposedly the saddest day of the year.

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Have you bought the toy set?

Disney toys recalled over safety concerns

A popular Disney toy set has been recalled by its manufacturer over safety concerns.

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Robson Currie has been found safe and well

Missing Hartlepool teenager found safe and well

A missing teenager from Hartlepool has been found safe and well.
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Trump has given his first UK interview since becoming President-elect. Picture: PA.

Donald Trump: Leaving the EU will be a great thing for Britain

Donald Trump has pledged to work to secure a rapid trade agreement with Britain, predicting that leaving the European Union would be a "great thing" for the UK.

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Traffic delays on A19 after two vehicle smash

Smash causes traffic delays on A19 in Sunderland

A two-vehicle smash on the A19 in Sunderland is causing delays for motorists.

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Call for swimmers to take the plunge for charity in Hartlepool

Call for swimmers to take the plunge for charity in Hartlepool

People throughout Hartlepool are being urged to make a splash and help raise funds for a charity supporting terminally-ill residents and their families.

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Car stolen in a burglary in Hartlepool has been recovered by police

Three arrested after burglary in Hartlepool

Three suspected car thieves have been stopped in their tracks by police.
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Church Street in Hartlepool is said to have seen a drop in revellers until much later at night.

Hundreds sign petition to get Hartlepool bars to close earlier

A petition calling on council chiefs to change alcohol hours in Hartlepool has been signed by hundreds of people.

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