Up to 5,000 troops ready to deploy as UK remains on 'critical' terror alert following Manchester attack

Britain is on critical terror alert with military troops set to bolster police forces amid fears Manchester attacker Salman Abedi did not act alone.
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The Front at Seaton Carew.

Council chiefs agree changes to Seaton Carew parking

Opponents of new parking charges in Seaton Carew have welcomed changes to the scheme – but say they do not go far enough.

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Trump condemns 'evil losers' behind Manchester attack as world leaders send messages of support

Leaders from around the world have condemned the terror attack at a Manchester music concert and offered their condolences to the victims.
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Tessa Jowell. Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

Social media companies must not become 'agents of hate' in wake of Manchester attack, says former Minister

Baroness Jowell has said social media companies "risk becoming agents of hate" in the wake of the Manchester attack.

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Sedgefield Parliamentary hopeful Phil Wilson.

North East Labour General Election candidate says he is no fan of party leader Jeremy Corbyn

The Labour candidate hoping to be re-elected in Tony Blair's former constituency has told voters he is "no supporter of Corbyn".

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Car parking at Seaton Carew . Picture by FRANK REID

Changes to Seaton Carew’s controversial parking scheme to be discussed

Councillors will today be asked to approve a series of changes to Seaton Carew’s controversial parking charges following feedback from residents and businesses.

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Cyber attacks are expected during the run up to the election

Cyber attack ‘highly likely’ in UK election

A cyber attack aimed at influencing the outcome of the UK General Election is highly likely, according to a leading cyber security expert.
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Who should I vote for?

Who should I vote for?

With less than two weeks until the General Election it’s about time you decided you will get your vote.

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Conservatives 'will gain landslide victory in election' if voters aged 18 to 24 stay away, finds study

The Conservatives could win a majority of more than 100 seats in the General Election if the difference in turnout between young and old voters mirrors the 2015 contest, new figures show.

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A college chief and former politician is calling on young people to have a say on their futures and make their mark at the ballot box.


POLL: Should universal winter fuel payments be scrapped and replaced with a means-tested benefit?

Pensioners will lose their universal winter fuel payments under plans set out by the Conservatives to help fund social care.
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POLL: Do you agree with Conservative plans to axe free school meals for all infant school children?

Young children will lose their free school meals under Conservative plans to save £650million for use in other areas of education.
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Phillip Broughton is standing for election for UKIP in the general election.

Hartlepool UKIP candidate claims ‘smear campaign’ after use of B&B election address reported to police

The use of a bed and breakfast address by Hartlepool’s UKIP candidate in the upcoming General Election has been reported to police.

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Hartlepool bestows highest civic honour on three well-deserving individuals and an organisation

Hartlepool has bestowed its highest civic honour on three well-deserving individuals and an organisation.

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A meeting in full flow in Hartlepool Borough Council's chamber.

Council leader says there are no plans to alter time of meetings

The leader of Hartlepool’s Labour-led council has said there are no plans to change the times of meetings to daylight hours during winter after rivals hit out at the suggestion.

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Key points of the Conservative party manifesto as Tories aim to tackle 'five giant challenges'

Theresa May has promised that a Conservative government will tackle the "five giant challenges" facing Britain over the coming decade, as she launched the party's manifesto for the June 8 general election.

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Theresa May branded 'lunch snatcher' over plans to drop free school meals

A £4billion injection into English schools will be partly paid for by scrapping universal free school lunches for infants under plans set out in the Tory manifesto.
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Jeremy Corbyn at the 2016 Durham Miners' Gala.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to speak at 2017 Durham Miners' Gala

Jeremy Corbyn will speak at this year's Durham Miners' Gala, it has been announced.
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