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Seaton parking charges due to be introduced despite protests

Parking charges are set to be introduced in Seaton Carew for the first time this summer despite objections from residents and businesses.

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From left Clive Hall of Hartlepool Foodbank, Councillor Alan Clark and Steven Carter, the councils health improvement practitioner during last year's pilot project

Back for seconds: The holiday hunger scheme which helped 2,000 people

A project to stop children going hungry during the school holidays is set to be rolled out again this year after a pilot scheme helped more than 2,000 people in just six weeks.

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Lord Mandelson appearing on the BBC One current affairs programme, The Andrew Marr Show. Pic: BBC.

Former Hartlepool MP Lord Mandelson warns against 'Brexit at all costs'

Peers should "not throw in the towel early" over Brexit, Peter Mandelson has said as he warned ministers they face defeats over key negotiating principles.
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The University Hospital of Hartlepool.

Calls for health chiefs to try again to get hospital fertility service provider

Councillors have asked health commissioners to try again to find a new provider to run full fertility services from Hartlepool hospital.

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Tax-Free Childcare is designed to allow more parents to get back to work.

10 things every parent should know about Tax-Free Childcare

Changes are being made to the financial support available to families, enabling more parents to go out to work.

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Ken Loach, winner of the Outstanding British Film award for I, Daniel Blake, in the press room during the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Ken Loach hits out at Government as he collects Bafta for North East-made I, Daniel Blake

Director Ken Loach condemned the Government as he accepted his Bafta award for outstanding British film.
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Iain Wright, left, with Mark Peebles (Emergya), Rebecca Johnson (Invicta), and Andrew Davidson (Muckle).

Hartlepool MP demands a stronger voice for North East business

North East businesses need to have a stronger voice than ever to be competitive.

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InspIrations Coffee House and Garden Centre.

Council-run cafe could face the axe after costing more than £300,000 since opening

A council-run cafe is at serious risk of closure after costing the authority over £300,000 in the last four years.

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Allotment holders at the Throston Allotmens

Allotment holders’ victory in rent battle with council

Council plans to increase allotment rent charges by a whopping 180% to plug a £100,000 budget black hole are due to be scrapped.

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Councillor John Tennant during a meeting held in the Civic Centre, Hartlepool. Picture by FRANK REID

Hartlepool’s UKIP leader joins Tees Valley Mayoral Election race

A Hartlepool UKIP councillor is standing for election to become the first Tees Valley mayor.

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Any Questions? presenter Jonathan Dimbleby.

BBC programme Any Questions? set to be broadcast from Durham

A weekly BBC programme is set to air from Durham tonight.

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Taxi driver loses his licence

Taxi driver lost licence after council appeals decision

A taxi driver lost his licence and been ordered to pay court costs after a judge backed a council’s appeal.

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The Bishop of Durham, the Right Reverend Paul Butler.

North East bishop among those to speak out over lack of help for lone child refugees

The Bishop of Durham has called on the Government to do more after it was found only hundreds of lone child refugees will be welcomed to the UK.

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The vote was taken in the House of Commons in London. Photo by PA.

Brexit talks get go ahead as Theresa May is backed by MPs

MPs have given Theresa May their authority to formally begin Brexit in an overwhelming House of Commons vote.

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University Hospital of Hartlepool

Health chiefs under scrutiny over fertility unit consultation

Health chiefs have been criticised for failing to say exactly why a potential provider of licensed fertility treatments at Hartlepool Assisted Reproduction Unit was rejected.

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Christopher Akers-Belcher. Picture by FRANK REID

Hartepool leaders say Government needs to take responsibility for social care crisis

Council leaders in Hartlepool say Government needs to step-up to solve a social care crisis.

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Chris Gibson with his daughter Scarlett Gibson

Fertility meeting halted over lack of answers

Health chiefs have been criticised for failing to say exactly why a potential provider of licensed fertility treatments at Hartlepool Assisted Reproduction Unit was rejected.

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Almost 40% of properties for sale in Hartlepool have had their price reduced, according to figures.

Prices reduced for a third of homes for sale in Hartlepool

Almost 40% of properties on the market in Hartlepool have had their price reduced in order to secure a sale, according to a new report.

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Brenda Rd from Belle Vue Way. Picture: TOM BANKS

New road crossings approved to improve safety around Hartlepool retail park

Two new crossings are to be installed by the council close to a Hartlepool retail park to improve safety for pedestrians.

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Coun Ben Houchen

Mayoral candidate calls for abolition of Cleveland Police

A would-be Mayor of Tees Valley has called for the abolition of Cleveland Police.
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