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WELCOME to Your 7-day catch-up where we bring you a round-up of the top stories featured on your Hartlepool Mail website throughout the week.

In Saturday the Mail launched it’s {{http://www.hartlepool.gov.uk/news/article/3793/push_to_stamp_out_arson|Stamp it Out} campaign as we revealed how reckless arson yobs are putting lives at risk and costing taxpayers £2m a year by delibertaley starting fires.

Police uncovered a cannabis farm on an “industrial scale” after they swooped on a unit in the Hartlepool’s Brenda Road.

On Monday we reported how a crackdown on anti-social yobs has seen crime plummet in Hartlepool - but police still face challenges with violence and arson.

Keen rower Sue Watson also told of her pride after being given what she described as the “ultimate honour” when she was accepted as a violunteer for the Olympic Games.

On Tuesday we brought you the amazing story of brave Kate Booth who had a tumour the size of a grapefruit, but beat the disease.

We brought you video from a super model rail exhibition in the town on Tuesday as hundreds crammed into the event.

There were mixed views after controversial plans for a gypsy site in Hartlepool.

And the Mail and Star launched its Weigh Forward campaign to shed the pounds and get fit.

Thursday saw two in court for a botched building society raid in York Road, Hartlepool.

We also brought you pictures and a super video from teddy bear’s picnic in Peterlee.

And the steamy novel Fifty Shades of Grey is proving a hit in Hartlepool with library chiefs revealing their is a waiting list for the book.

Friday brought news of pop icon Jessie J making the dying wish come true for little boy with terminally cancer.

And it was more pop on the agenda as Alesha Dixon popped into a Hartlepool school.

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