Hartlepool Mail

Arson attacks rise by more than a third in last two years

A man is in hospital after being shot by an armed police officer in a North East town.

Man in hospital after being shot by armed police officer

John Proudlock tends to some of the border's flowers

Villager's battle to save flower bed from being ripped up

Sunny spells

Man shot by police arrested after being released from hospital


Heavy rain brings delays to North East roads as Bank Holiday weekend begins


New Mayor of Hartlepool takes chains of office for next 12 months


Appeal after teenager suffers black eye in Hartlepool assault

Councillor Christopher Akers-Belcher, Leader of Hartlepool Borough Council.

Council receives £280,000 grant for families project

Councillor Ray Martin-Wells announced he is standing down from the council.

Senior councillor and health committee chief is standing down at end of month

Pools boss Matthew Bates had landed his first signing

Mathew Bates seals in-demand defender as his first Hartlepool signing

Hartlepool United
Blyth Spartans manager Alun Armstrong. Picture courtesy of Blyth Spartans

Alun Armstrong reveals he spoke to Hartlepool about manager’s job

Hartlepool United
Matthew Bates.

‘You are always trying to prove people wrong’ - Matthew Bates’ out to silence his Hartlepool United doubters

Hartlepool United

Stewart Donald extends deadline for reduced Sunderland season ticket offer - as he targets 20,000 mark

Sunderland AFC

Craig Harrison opens up on his time at Hartlepool, mistakes he made and his hopes for fans

Hartlepool United

Middlesbrough man faces uncertain future - but admits he wants to move abroad

Middlesbrough FC
Slade are touring to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Merry Xmas Everybody.

Slade announce UK tour to celebrate 45th anniversary of Merry Xmas Everybody

Steve Backshall goes exploring.

TV Choice: Five of the best shows this week

TV and Film
Cordelia (FLORENCE PUGH), King Lear (SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS), Goneril (EMMA THOMPSON), Regan (EMILY WATSON) - (C) Playground Entertainment - Photographer: Ed Miller

TV Highlight AND TRAILER: Sir Anthony Hopkins is King Lear

TV and Film
Keukenhof Gardens come alive in Spring

Guide to Holland’s Keukenhof gardens + win a DFDS mini cruise worth £300

A look inside Blondes.

Visions, Blondes, Images and 5th Avenue - so much choice for your 1988 Bank Holiday night out

Garden Gnome House - Toadstool, B&M, 6.99

Gardening: 5 of the best garden gnomes