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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The entrance to the allotments between Kingsley Avenue and Brierton Lane. Picture by FRANK REID

Hartlepool council considers new charges for allotments and tip

The cost of having an allotment in Hartlepool is set to go up as a council department looks to save more than £1 million.

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Hartlepool Marina

What will be happening in Hartlepool in 2017?

With Brexit and the US elections 2016 has been a memorable year.

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Hartlepool Civic Centre.

More than £3million Council Tax is outstanding in Hartlepool

Hartlepool Borough Council is chasing more than £3million in unpaid Council Tax at the end of the last financial year.

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The new boundary signs planned for Hartlepool.

New signs will signal the way ahead for Hartlepool

New boundary signs will go up across Hartlepool next month - and council officials see it as a statement of intent for changes to come in 2017.

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Car parking at Seaton Carew . Picture by FRANK REID

What you think about Seaton Carew car parking charge

Readers have reacted negatively to a decision to introduce parking charges at Seaton Carew.

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