WELCOME to Your 7-Day catch-up where we bring you a round-up of the top stories featured on your Hartlepool Mail website throughout the last week.
SATURDAY: Hero’s Olympic Dream.
Hartlepool soldier Craig Winspear wants to become an Olympian - 14 months after a bomb blast left his life hanging by a thread.
SUNDAY: Hartlepool celebrates the Chinese New Year.
Hartlepool Chinese Association held a colourful event at The Grand Hotel.
MONDAY: Slots are ‘crack cocaine’ of gambling.
Shocking figures reveal £161m is gambled in a year in Hartlepool and East Durham.
TUESDAY: A dad faces a race against time to marry.
Bride of the Year entrant Shane Beckenkrager is living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which only affects one in 15,000 people.
WEDNESDAY: Town is free of horse meat.
Health and council bosses in Hartlepool confirm there is no trace of horsemeat in food provided to town schools or hospital patients.
THURSDAY: Emily’s fight back.
A Hartlepool 13-year-old had to have a titanium rod inserted after doctors found she had one of the worst cases of scoliosis they’d ever seen.
FRIDAY: Bedroom tax blow for grieving couple.
The parents of tragic Becky Bell have been delivered a Government snub after being told they must pay a controversial tax on their daughter’s untouched bedroom.
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