Your 7-Day catch up

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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 last week.

SATURDAY: Hero’s Olympic Dream.

Hartlepool soldier Craig Winspear wants to become an Olympian - 14 months after a bomb blast left his life hanging by a thread.

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SUNDAY: Hartlepool celebrates the Chinese New Year.

Hartlepool Chinese Association held a colourful event at The Grand Hotel.

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MONDAY: Slots are ‘crack cocaine’ of gambling.

Shocking figures reveal £161m is gambled in a year in Hartlepool and East Durham.

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TUESDAY: A dad faces a race against time to marry.

Bride of the Year entrant Shane Beckenkrager is living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which only affects one in 15,000 people.

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WEDNESDAY: Town is free of horse meat.

Health and council bosses in Hartlepool confirm there is no trace of horsemeat in food provided to town schools or hospital patients.

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THURSDAY: Emily’s fight back.

A Hartlepool 13-year-old had to have a titanium rod inserted after doctors found she had one of the worst cases of scoliosis they’d ever seen.

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FRIDAY: Bedroom tax blow for grieving couple.

The parents of tragic Becky Bell have been delivered a Government snub after being told they must pay a controversial tax on their daughter’s untouched bedroom.

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