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What the different colour Brexits mean (other than meaning Brexit)

Brexit means Brexit - but it seems to come in many flavours. Or colours, to be precice

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Hartlepool Civic Centre.

Minibus loophole closed to prevent dodgy drivers carrying passengers in Hartlepool

Hartlepool licensing chiefs have welcomed a move by the Government to close a legal loophole allowing minibus drivers to operate without undergoing criminal record checks.

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Jonathan Arnott (left) with Paul Nuttall

UKIP front bench role for North East MEP

North East UKIP Euro MP Jonathan Arnott has been handed a key party role.

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North East workers most optimistic about careers after Brexit, study finds

Workers appear to be optimistic about their career prospects following the initial shock of the EU referendum result, a study shows.

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A section of the water at Hart Reservoir.

Old reservoir site to become home to new estate

Initial plans to turn a disused reservoir into a housing estate have been given the go ahead

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Hartlepool Civic Centre.

‘Catastrophe’ predicted for Hartlepool as ‘abhorrent’ funding cuts bite deep

Council chiefs have warned more cuts to services and job losses could end in ‘catastrophe’.

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Nissan's Sunderland plant

Tory MP wants Government to reveal if it made any financial promises to Nissan over Sunderland plant

An influential Tory MP is ramping up pressure on the Government to reveal if it made any financial promises to Japanese carmaker Nissan.
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Left-right: Councillor Christopher Akers-Belcher, Leader of Hartlepool Council, with Councillor Kevin Cranney, Deputy Leader and Chair of the Councils Regeneration Services Committee

Council’s delight over transport boost for Teesside area

A councillor has welcomed government backing for a proposal to boost transport links.

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Councillor Allan Barclay, Hartlepool Councils Armed Forces Champion, receives the Silver Award from HRH Prince Michael of Kent.

Royal recognition for council’s support for armed services personnel

A council’s dedication to help people who have served in the armed forces has won Royal recognition.

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An artist's impression of Church Street

Get the low-down on Hartlepool town centre plans

Hartlepool people and businesses will get the chance to find out more about plans to improve the historic Church Street area of the town this week.

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Paul Nuttall is congratulated by Nigel Farage after he was announced as the new Ukip leader at the Emmanuel Centre in Westminster, London. Credit: PA.

Hartlepool-based MEP welcomes election of new UKIP leader Paul Nuttall – saying he ‘truly understands how to take on Labour

Hartlepool-based MEP Jonathan Arnott has welcomed the election of new UKIP leader Paul Nuttall – saying he ‘truly understands’ how to take on Labour.

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Paul Nuttall. Picture by PA.

UKIP announce new leader

UKIP members have elected their new leader to replace the interim Nigel Farage.
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The University Hospital of Hartlepool.

Fertility agencies ‘hampered from bidding’ for Hartlepool hospital contract, committee hears

Potential providers of Hartlepool’s fertility unit were not given important information to be able to offer to run it, a council meeting was told.

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Chris Barlow, who hopes to be the Labour Party candidate for the 2017 Tees Valley Mayoral Election.

Hartlepool dad: Why I should be Tees Valley Mayoral Election candidate for Labour

A former Hartlepool Borough Council worker has thrown his hat into the ring to try and become Labour’s candidate for next year’s Tees Valley Mayoral Election.

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Extraordinary meeting of Hartlepool Borough Council to discuss a Tees Valley elected mayor

Hartlepool councillors give go ahead for new Teesside elected mayor

Final approval for a new regional elected mayor as part of a £450 million devolution deal has been given the go ahead by Hartlepool councillors.

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Margaret Thatcher

Revealed: How Margaret Thatcher planned to abolish welfare and the NHS

Margaret Thatcher secretly continued to pursue politically explosive plans to dismantle the welfare state even after ministers thought they had been killed off by a cabinet revolt, according to newly-released official files.

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Seaton Carew beach.

IAIN WRIGHT: Hartlepool could benefit from coastal communities plan

Hartlepool has some great strengths and positive attributes. Key amongst these is its location.

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Jo Cox

‘She was the essence of great British values’: Hartlepool MP’s tribute to murdered Jo Cox

Hartlepool MP Iain Wright has paid tribute to his murdered colleague Jo Cox after her killer was handed an indefinite life sentence.

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Nissan workers on the production line.

Entire Sunderland Nissan workforce set to be honoured with Freedom of the City

The entire workforce of Sunderland's massively successful Nissan plant are set to be given the Freedom of the City.

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Hartlepool MP Iain Wright.

Hartlepool MP says Government failed those it promised to protect

Hartlpool MP Iain Wright has accused the Government of failing the very people it has claimed it most want to protect.

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