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Check out the yo-yo skills set to wow crowds in Hartlepool

A yo-yo world champion is coming to Hartlepool – and just look at his skills!

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Ongoing and upcoming roadworks in the Hartlepool area include the following:

Roadworks latest: Where to expect delays on Friday, May 25, across the Hartlepool area

Ongoing and upcoming roadworks in the Hartlepool and East Durham area include the following:

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Plan for 88-home estate proposed for former farming site

Plan for 88-home estate proposed for former farming site

Plans to build 88 new homes on a former farming site have been submitted to Durham County Council.

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Keukenhof Gardens come alive in Spring

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

Tulips as far as the eye can see in a kaleidoscope of colours is the sun-drenched spectacle which greets you at Keukenhof.

Travel
Hartlepool robber Austin Thompson, left, and Edward Miller.

'Truly despicable' Hartlepool armed robber caged after service station raid

Two armed robbers have been locked up for a total of 12 years after subjecting a service station cashier to "serious psychological harm" and violent threats.
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Kashmir Nanan

Hartlepool takeaway owner jailed for sex attack on teenage girl

A takeaway owner has been jailed for three years for sexually assaulting a teenage girl.

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Steve Backshall goes exploring.

TV Choice: Five of the best shows this week

If the weather's turning here's some some stuff from the schedules to keep you inside from Saturday May 26.
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

King Lear, BBC Two, Monday, May 28, 9.30pm
TV and Film
Tom Cruise stars in American Made on Sky Cinema.

TV Choice: Streaming and downloading

The future is here and now, grab it with your fave black box or app.... From Saturday, May 26.
TV and Film
Balloons InDurham returns this weekend

10 things to do in the North East this Bank Holiday

From a hot air balloon festival to adrenalin-fuelled circus stunts - there’s plenty going on in the region this Bank Holiday.

Whats on
Mike Hill MP: Care for our elderly should be a priority

Mike Hill MP: Care for our elderly should be a priority

Sincere congratulations to the Urgent Care Team at Hartlepool Hospital and the Team at Stockton for winning the Regional NHS Heroes Award and good luck to both in the Parliamentary finals.

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Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo.

Movies AND TRAILER: Cast and crew on Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story explores the origins of one of the galaxy's best-loved characters, Han Solo. Its star, Alden Ehrenreich, tells Laura Harding about stepping into Harrison Ford's shoes, while director Ron Howard reveals why he thinks the film will divide opinion.

TV and Film
New Hartlepool United Ladies' manager revealed

New Hartlepool United Ladies' manager revealed

Hartlepool United Ladies have announced Craig Devon as their new manager.
Hartlepool United
Kieran Smith.

Man became first person in region to survive road side heart surgery after being stabbed in robbery

A man became the first person in the North East to survive emergency road side heart surgery after he was stabbed during a robbery.
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Julien de Sart

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

Julien De Sart has confirmed he wants to leave Middlesbrough as his future remains uncertain.
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Police place children on anti-social behaviour contracts.

Police place children on anti-social behaviour contracts

Police in East Durham have placed a number of children on anti-social behaviour contracts for throwing rocks at cars.
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Hartlepool could be set for some sunshine this weekend

Will Hartlepool see sunshine this Bank Holiday? What to expect from this weekend's weather

The sun has slightly retreated in recent days - but it could be set for a return to Hartlepool just in time for the Bank Holiday weekend.

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Soul II Soul will perform on the Friday night of the festival

Win two pairs of tickets to see Soul II Soul and more at Sunniside Live

Sunderland crowds are getting set to dance into the night to some of the most soulful sounds to emerge from the UK music scene.

Music
Former  Hartlepol United manager Craig Harrison.

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

Former Hartlepool United boss Craig Harrison says he gave everything to try and make the club a success on the pitch – and hopes the ‘fantastic’ supporters get the results they crave.

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Garden Gnome House - Toadstool, B&M, 6.99

Gardening: 5 of the best garden gnomes

We look at 5 of the best garden gnomes

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