‘Weak’ service for children with disabilities in Hartlepool, find inspectors

Inspectors have highlighted “significant areas of weakness” after a review of Hartlepool’s services for people with special educational needs and disabilities.

The latest job figures have been announced by the Government.

More search for jobs in town while North East figures at near high

More people in Hartlepool are out of work now compared to 12 months ago, despite employment across the region hitting a near high.

Teresa May should be judged on her actions not her words.

Britain's 12 Brexit objectives - which are the most important?

Here are the 12 objectives for Britain's Brexit negotiations, as set out in Theresa May's speech at Lancaster House.
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Prime Minister Theresa May speaking at Lancaster House in London

North East business chiefs cautiously welcome Theresa May Brexit plan

North East business chiefs have cautiously welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May’s 12 point plan for Britain’s withdrawl from the European Union.

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Prime Minister Theresa May speaking at Lancaster House in London. Picture: PA.

Theresa May confirms that UK will quit European single market

Britain will leave the European single market when it quits the European Union, Theresa May has said.
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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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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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David Lammy MP. Picture by PA.

People in Hartlepool 'wrongly blame immigrants for problems,' says London MP

People in Hartlepool wrongly blame immigrants for their problems, a former Minister has said.


Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS, finds research

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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New houses being built on the Bishop Cuthbert Estate, Hartlepool

Hundreds of new homes built in Hartlepool in last year

More than 500 new homes were built in Hartlepool in one year and more empty homes brought back into use according to a new council report.

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Do you think civil partnerships should be available to everyone? Picture: PA.

Call for civil partnerships to be made available to opposite sex couples

A Tory former minister is calling on the Government to close an "inequality loophole" and allow opposite sex couples to have a civil partnership amid fears the proposal could be blocked.

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John Cummings in 2005 as he ran for relection as MP.

Funeral to be held next week for former MP John Cummings

The funeral of former Easington MP John Cummings will be held next week.


Barack Obama bids tearful farewell as US president

US president Barack Obama has made an emotional farewell speech that sought to comfort and encourage a country on edge over economic changes, persistent security threats and the election of Donald Trump.

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The councils finance and policy committee discussed council tax at Hartlepool Civic Centre.

Hartlepool council insists it has ‘no alternative’ but to increase council tax again

Residents in Hartlepool look set to be hit with a 4.9% council tax rise.

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University Hospital of Hartlepool

People have their say as health chiefs look set to downgrade hospital unit

Readers have criticised health leaders over an inability to find a new provider to keep licensed fertility treatments in Hartlepool.

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Nigel Farage. Picture: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Mixed views on ‘Sir Nigel Farage’ call

Readers have given a mixed reaction to calls for ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage to be given a knighthood.

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John Cummings, pictured at the opening of a new garden at Donnini House in Easington Colliery in 2005.

Tributes continue to former Easington MP and ‘proud colliery mechanic’ John Cummings

Easington MP Grahame Morris has paid a heartfelt tribute to the man he followed into Parliament.

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Hartlepool Civic Centre

Hartlepool could get a new much-needed disabled travel service

A charity that provides transport to help people in County Durham get out and about and to health appointments could expand into Hartlepool.

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Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: PA.

Timeline: Expected milestones on road to EU withdrawal

Seven months after the referendum vote to leave the European Union, Theresa May's speech on Brexit will set the scene for the process of withdrawal to begin in earnest

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Binge-drinkers are causing problems for the NHS.

Binge-drinkers 'turning NHS into national hangover service'

The NHS is being transformed into the "national hangover service" as binge-drinking diverts vital resources, the head of the health service in England has said.

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