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On Saturday we brought you the tributes to tragic Hartlepool housing director John Taylor who was killed in an avalanche in the French Alps.
Thug David Burdon was caged for three years after biting part of a doorman’s ear off.
On Monday Olympic medal hopeful Savannah Marshall declared she would “do the town proud” at the London games
And we brought you some great pictures from the Durham Miners’ Gala as communities gathered to celebrate their heritage.
Tuesday brought shocking satory of two boys, aged six and four, who were left terrified to go to the beach after being attacked by a dog.
And a memory corner was opened at Rift House Primary School as a tribute to Becky Bell whose life was cruelly cut short in Junuary this year, aged just seven.
Wednesday saw more tragedy as we told the story of hero soldier Neil Guffick who survived a deadly bomb blast in Afghanistan which killed eight of his colleagues. He never got over their deaths and sadly died aged 36 after a catalogue of health problems.
Banned driver Alexandra Ryan, 23 was given a suspended prison sentence after she was caught speeding at the wheel and blamed a friend for driving.
Our sports reporter brought new all the news and views from Hartlepool United’s pre-season tour with Hope in Holland from Amsterdam.
It was ‘Games over’ on Thursday as we told the story of jobseeker John Brown who turned down a full time job after landing a security role for the Olympics with G4S - only to be told it was no longer available 11 days before the games.
And continuing on the Olympic theme. People were being urged to join a nationwide bid to ring bells to herald in London 2012.
Some great news came on Friday as Hartlepool firm Huntsman announced it was to create 90 jobs in the town.
And we brought you a greta video as pupils put together a historic play to mark the Olympic games.
Throughout the week we followed the progress of Jon Moses as he bid to become Jesus Christ Superstar and he revealed how he started his stage career as Joseph!
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