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Review: Strictly Come Dancing Live, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

Everyone can stop searching - I’ve found the official cure for the January blues. It’s the Strictly Come Dancing tour.
Theatre and Comedy
Craig Harrison with Chester boss Marcus Bignot.

Hartlepool United's Craig Harrison reacts to Chester draw as run stretches to 10 games without a win

Hartlepool United boss Craig Harrison feels like he's a "broken record" talking about his players' errors.
Hartlepool United
Jake Cassidy

Match ratings: How did Hartlepool United's players rate at Chester?

It's now 10 games without a win for Pools, a run which stretches back to November 21.
Hartlepool United
Michael Woods wheels away after scoring the opener.

Chester 1 Hartlepool United 1: Draw does little to lighten mood on the park after Pools' takeover dream dies off it

Hartlepool United were robbed of their first National League win since November by a late Harry White cracker.
Hartlepool United
Anthony 'Ant' McPartlin and Declan 'Dec' Donnelly attending the National Television Awards 2018 held at the O2 Arena, London. Photo by Matt Crossick/PA Wire.

Ant and Dec collect hat trick of titles at TV awards - but almost miss it due to traffic jam

Geordie television stars Ant and Dec have scooped a top prize at the National Television Awards for the 17th year in a row.
News
Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery, whose story became known worldwide as people supported his fight against neuroblastoma.

Plea for new approach on the treatment of cancer which claimed life of Bradley Lowery

A Tory MP has urged ministers to rethink their treatment for the childhood cancer that killed popular football mascot Bradley Lowery.
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Chris Musgrave, the managing director of Wynyard Park.

Vision and ventures: Who is Chris Musgrave, the would-be saviour of Hartlepool United?

Tycoon, charity champion and a business visionary - Chris Musgrave is the Hartlepool man behind huge plans which aim to transform the future of the area.

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Victoria Park, home of Hartlepool United.

Hartlepool United takeover is OFF after Chris Musgrave withdraws interest

Hartlepool United's proposed takeover is OFF.
Hartlepool United
Cannabis plants seized at a property on Elwick Road.

Cannabis plants worth £435,000 seized in three raids in space of two days

Hundreds of cannabis plants have been recovered after searches on three different addresses uncovered drug farms.
Crime
The pool has reopened at Peterlee Leisure Centre.

Swimmers can take a dip again after demolition work at centre is complete

A leisure centre pool is welcoming swimmers once more after the completion of building work at the venue.

News
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Reader offer: Unlimited rail travel with Northern for £10

Collect tokens in this week’s newspaper to enjoy unlimited rail travel to Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and more for just £10 per person (kids go half price).

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University Hospital of North Tees.

MP says hospital services are 'at breaking point' as staff say 'they can't keep going like this'

Hartlepool's MP Mike Hill has hit out at the state of NHS services that see patients left on trolleys in hospital corridors ' desperate for help'.

Health
The incident took place in Raby Road, Hartlepool.

PlayStation 4, XBox One and special edition coins stolen in Hartlepool burglary

Two games consoles are among the items swiped from a Hartlepool home during a burglary.
Crime
Peter Andre is coming to Sunderland to perform at the Kubix Festival.

Peter Andre added to the bill at Sunderland's first Kubix Festival

Mysterious Girl singer Peter Andre has been added to the bill of Sunderland's first Kubix festival.

Music
All home tickets were sold out for Saturday's game.

Video appears to show police officer push over fan after Pools game

A video which appears to show a police officer pushing over a football supporter after Hartlepool United's game against Wrexham has surfaced online.

News

Petition calling for investigation after police shot dog dead in Hartlepool nears 40,000 signatures

Almost 40,000 people have signed a petition calling for 'justice' after police shot what they described as an 'extremely aggressive and unapproachable' dog.
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Police launch arson probe after Hartlepool house gutted in blaze

Police are treating a fire in a Hartlepool house as a suspected arson.
News
Cannabis plants uncovered by police in a raid on Stephen Street, Hartlepool

Police uncover cannabis farm in Hartlepool street

Police have uncovered a cannabis farm in a Hartlepool street.

Crime
The car found by police

Driver causes chaos after taking car and smashing it into wall and other vehicles in Hartlepool

A driver caused chaos after taking a car and smashing it into a wall and a number of other vehicles.

Crime
Former Hartlepool UKIP chairman Eric Wilson

UKIP Hartlepool founder member condemns council resignations

A former chairman of UKIP 's Hartlepool branch has condemned the decision of five councillors to quit the party - and hit back at the town's MP.
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