Fancy dress shop trolled on social media for selling clown masks in wake of ‘Killer Clown’ craze

A mum and daughter who run a fancy dress shop say they have been targeted by internet trolls because they sell clown masks in the wake of the ‘killer clown’ craze.

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Mr Men and Little Miss to feature on new set of stamps - are you happy or grumpy about it?

Stamp collectors of a certain age will be very happy, or even grumpy, after news that the Royal Mail is issuing a special set to celebrate the Mr Men and Little Miss set of books.

The host, Lee Westwood, at Close House.

British Masters to be held in the North East next year

Lee Westwood is to host the 2017 British Masters at Close House in Newcastle.
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Will you support the campaign? Picture: Press Association.

Caitlin Moran launches crowdfunding bid for more Raised By Wolves

Author Caitlin Moran has launched a Kickstarter campaign to pay for new episodes of her critically acclaimed comedy Raised By Wolves.

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Tommy to get sea hero brother as RNLI artwork plans revealed for Seaham

Tommy to get sea hero brother as RNLI artwork plans revealed for Seaham

Tommy is set to get a sailor brother after an artwork was commissioned from the same artist to immortalise the dedication of lifeboat heroes.

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A line-up of boats at the Marina

PICTURE SPECIAL: Iain captures Hartlepool Marina in all its glory

Who would have one small area of Hartlepool could provide the setting for such a wonderful selection of photographs?

Comedian Victoria Wood died of cancer in April at the age of 62.

Comedian Victoria Wood's brother postpones biography after 'fat and unhappy' outcry

A new biography of Victoria Wood has been postponed following criticism of a description of her as "fat and unhappy" in her teenage years.

Would you live in the Dursleys' house?

Fancy living in Harry Potter's old house?

The house where boy wizard Harry Potter lived in a cupboard under the stairs is up for sale - and it could be yours for almost half a million pounds.

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How many of these classics have you read?

15 concise classics you can read in one day

In celebration of National Read A Book Day today, we take a look at some classic short reads that you can easily breeze through in 24 hours or less.

Are you disappointed not to be travelling to Hogwarts today? Picture: Theme Park Review on YouTube.

11 of our favourite Harry Potter moments on Back to Hogwarts Day

If you're a huge fan of the Harry Potter world and are stuck at work today, it would be a safe bet to say you're feeling a bit annoyed.
South Korea was represented through the festival programme.

Thousands dance on down to international celebration of culture

Dancing in the deep end to routines before a care home residents drew in crowds of thousands as a celebration of culture marked its 52nd year.

From left, Tionne Wyness, Alanna Malt, Libby Cox

Hartlepool youngsters taking to the stage in professional ballet

A trio of talented young dancers have been hand-picked to star in a professional ballet.

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Donald Trump.

Who said it: Donald Trump or Lord Voldemort?

Saving the wizarding world evidently wasn’t enough for Harry Potter. Now he’s lending a helping hand to our mortal realm as well.

Family Fun Day in Ward Jackson Park, Hartlepool.

Heavy rain fails to dampen spirits at Hartlepool family fun day

Heavy rain failed to dampen spirits as people flocked to a family fun day in Hartlepool.

Daniel Radcliffe starring as Harry Potter in the Deathly Hallows film. Picture: Warner Bros.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released nine years ago today

Some of you will likely remember exactly how you spent this day in 2007.

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Some of the blooms on display at last year's Hartlepool Horticultural Show.

Test your gardening abilities at Hartlepool Horticultural Show

Green-fingered folk could win a prize by putting their skills to good use.

General view of the Northern Lights Academy on King Oswy Drive in Hartlepool.

Talks held over future of the £4.5million Northern Lights Academy

Talks are underway to find a future use for the £4.5million Northern Lights Academy.

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Sixties beauty Raquel Welch, left, was voted the No1 bikini body of all time. Kelly Brook, right, was the first 21st century woman in the poll, coming fourth.

Classic beauties win the battle of the bikini bodies

Classic beauties Raquel Welch, Ursula Andress and Marilyn Monroe have triumphed over modern models in a poll of the 50 hottest ever bikini babes.

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Foggy Furze Quilters and Embroiderers Guild members(left to right) Bea Parsons, Barbara Salvin, Aileen Knight and Lorna Scott with one of the examples of their work that was on display at the Headland event.

Headland Heritage Festival goes down a storm after being threatened by bad weather

Organisers of an annual heritage event in Hartlepool shrugged off bad weather to make it a day to remember.

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