Watership Down author Richard Adams dies aged 96

Watership Down author Richard Adams has died aged 96, a statement on the book's official website has said.

Nabil Nayal with Lianne Hubbert, lecturer on the BA (Hons) Texture and Surface Design degree at CCAD.

Award-winning fashion designer inspires next generation in Hartlepool

An award-winning fashion designer inspired the next generation in Hartlepool as he delivered a talk to students.

A KR Dance student in action. Photograph courtesy of Simon Wright.

Well done to the Hartlepool schools for their dance support

A dance school owner has praised Hartlepool’s schools for embracing a new initiative.

What's your favourite band t-shirt? Picture: Shutterstock.

Tomorrow is Wear Your Old Band T-shirt to Work Day - dig out your favourite!

Note to self: tomorrow is Wear Your Old Band T-Shirt To Work Day, so get rummaging through the closet tonight to check for armpit stains and moth holes.


Hartlepool families turn out in force as Santa Claus is welcomed to town

Families got into the Christmas spirit as they turned out in their droves to welcome Santa Claus to Hartlepool.

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Win: A new look with Hooker & Young salon + £50 of haircare products

Win: A new look with Hooker & Young salon + £50 of haircare products

Fancy turning heads with a new look this Christmas?

Post-truth became widely used during Donald Trump's presidential election campaign.

How Brexit and Donald Trump influenced the word of the year

"Post-truth" has been named as Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year after a spike in its use around the Brexit vote and Donald Trump's presidential bid.

The skull of the diplodocus, currently on display at the Natural History Museum in London.

Dippy the diplodocus is coming to the North East as famous dinosaur goes on tour

One of the UK's most famous dinosaurs, Dippy the diplodocus, is coming to the North East.
Mary Ann Cotton's teapot

Killer Mary Ann Cotton's teapot and letters go on display in Beamish after Dark Angel success

Objects belonging to infamous North East serial killer Mary Ann Cotton have gone on display at Beamish Museum.

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Last years winner was Keisha Watson, five, who picked up �150 worth of vouchers for Argos.

Entries open for Mail’s annual Dear Santa competition

All we want for Christmas is... your letters.

(from left) Mark Dowdall,  Helen Marriage and Coun Simon Henig

Lumiere to illuminate Durham again next year

Lumiere will light up Durham again next year.

Kay King presents the painting to museum manager Diane Stephens.

Historic artwork gets new home at Hartlepool museum

A painting with special significance has gone on show in Hartlepool.

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Your chance for tickets to The Clothes Show fashion spectacular

Britain’s biggest fashion and beauty festival is back - and you could be there for free!

Fenwick window last year

Fenwick windows through the years ahead of 2016 big reveal

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas - with the opening of Fenwick’s festive window.

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Sophie Harcourt of The Halloween Shop, Market Hall, Hartlepool with their popular clown masks.

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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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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