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A POIGNANT service attended by dozens of people was held to mark the 98th anniversary of the bombardment of Hartlepool.

Residents and town dignitaries joined together yesterday morning to pay their respects to the 150 people who died in the bombardment or later as a result of injuries suffered during the First World War attack.

Meanwhile, local schoolchildren from St John Vianney RC Primary School released balloons in tribute to the 37 children who died on December 16, 1914.

Today we ask: Should the town organise a big event to mark the 100th anniversary of the bombardment?