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Vote: Do you think cannabis should be made legal?

Sir Vince Cable hit headlines yesterday as he spoke of his party's commitment to support the legalisation of cannabis.

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Lib Dems 'will continue to back the legalisation of cannabis'

New Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable has said the party will continue to support the legalisation of cannabis.

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Hartlepool Civic Centre

Call to improve number of women on Hartlepool council

Hartlepool council bosses have vowed to work to make the authority more representative of its community.

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Have you signed our Safe A19 petition?

Nearly 70,000 sign petition urging more transport investment in Northern England

Almost 70,000 people have signed a petition demanding a Government U-turn on transport policy ahead of a summit meeting of northern political and business leaders this week.

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Pictured alongside the flowers at Tofts Farm Industrial Estate are (from l-r) Kevin Martin of Exwold Technology, Mark Sickling of Minkon, Charles Bellwood of Bellwood Rewinds Ltd , and Councillors Kevin Cranney and Paul Thompson.

Blooming great look for Hartlepool business park

Everything is coming up roses at Tofts Farm.

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Andy Radcliff, of the Esh Group.

Winning bid will see firm build much-needed home across North East

A Durham construction firm will built homes across the region after winning a bid to join a Government housing project.

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Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen visits HMS Trincomalee.

Support for jewel in Hartlepool’s crown

A senior politician pledged his authority’s support to help make Hartlepool’s premier visitor attraction even more successful.

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Tony Blair shows his footballing skills at the launch of the Coaches for Clubs campaign at Castle View Enterprise Academy in 2011.

Tony Blair's 'gift to the North East' closes down after a decade

The Tony Blair Sports Foundation, which was set up 10 years ago as a gift to the North East, has closed down.

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34% rise in crime sees increase in house burglaries and thefts from cars in Hartlepool

34% rise in crime sees increase in house burglaries and thefts from cars in Hartlepool

Latest official figures for Hartlepool have shown that crime across town has gone up by more than a third.

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A shop sign for Clarks in central London, as the footwear firm has sparked a sexism row after naming a girls' shoe range Dolly Babe and a boys' line Leader.

Clarks criticised for 'sexist' children's shoe lines

Footwear firm Clarks has sparked a sexism row after naming a girls' shoe range Dolly Babe and a boys' line Leader.

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Queuing traffic on the A19.

'The A19 is a death gauntlet' - hundreds back our campaign to improve road safety

Hundreds of people are already backing a campaign calling for a Government enquiry into road safety on the A19.
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Hartlepool MP Mike Hill (right) on the all-weather lifeboat with Hartlepool RNLI
Deputy Launching Authority Chris Hornsey, crewmember Darren Killick and Deputy
Launching Authority Ray Walker.

New Hartlepool MP praises 'precious' RNLI service during visit to lifeboat station

New Hartlepool MP Mike Hill praised the 'precious' RNLI service during visit to the town's lifeboat station.

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Janet Davies, chief executive of the nurses' union, has warned the NHS could "go under" unless EU staff are given reassurances about their future.

NHS could 'go under' without staff assurances over Brexit, nurses' union warns

The NHS could "go under" unless European Union staff are given reassurances about their future after Brexit, the head of the Royal College of Nursing has warned.

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Lord Sugar. From PA

Lord Sugar: I would have fired Theresa May over the Tory election campaign

Apprentice boss Lord Sugar said he would have fired Theresa May if the General Election was a task on the programme after a disastrous result which saw the Conservative Party lose its House of Commons majority.

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Apprentice James Williams (left), Dave Hennessey (centre) and Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen (right) at Bridgeman IBC
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Pledge to create more high quality apprenticeships for town and Tees Valley

A senior Hartlepool politician has welcomed a new push to provide more apprenticeships in the town and the rest of the Tees Valley.

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Hartlepool MP Mike Hill.

Hartlepool MP’s fears that GP referral pilot could lead to delays in patients’ treatment

Hartlepool’s MP fears a new GP referral assessment system could lead to unnecessary delays in patients getting the treatment they need.

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People are being urged to treat Stranton Cemetery with respect.

Plea for respect after thefts, car and dog problems at Hartlepool cemetery

People are being reminded about a Hartlepool Borough Council-led campaign urging people to respect the town’s Stranton Cemetery.

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Grenfell Tower in London, which was wrecked in a blaze in June, leaving an estimated 80 people dead.

Fears raised over fire risk of foam tiles in homes after Grenfell Tower disaster

Tenants have been urged to push landlords for action if potentially hazardous materials have been used to kit out their homes.

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The cost of holiday childcare has risen by more than 50% across Britain and 111% in the North East since 2010, Labour has said. Picture by Niall Carson/PA Wire

Holiday childcare costs up 111% in North East since 2010, claims Labour

The cost of holiday childcare has risen by more than 111% in the North East since 2010, Labour has said.

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The turnout was just over 25%.

Labour candidate wins council by-election in Billingham

Labour candidate Paul Weston is celebrating after winning a council by-election in Billingham.

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