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

A villager has launched a petition to try to save a flower border outside his cottage after being ordered by the parish council to remove it.
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From left: Headland & Harbour ward Councillor Mike McLaughlin, Daniel Kossick of Thirteen, Ashley Wood of Hartlepool Community Safety Team and Sergeant Ian Raine of Cleveland Police, at the meeting in Burbank Community Centre to discuss crime concrns.

Drugs, motorbike menaces and misery - neighbours on Hartlepool estate vent frustrations at police

Residents vented their frustrations at crime and antisocial behaviour they say is blighting their estate.

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Friends of Rossmere member and ward Councillor Tony Richardson removing a large amount of weed from the park pond.

Pond weed affecting wildlife in Hartlepool park

Council chiefs are to step up efforts to tackle a problem weed in a Hartlepool park pond.

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Top comics heading to Hartlepool in latest popular comedy club show

Four new funnymen will take to the stage when Hartlepool’s Hot Potato Comedy Club returns this weekend.

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Sainsbury's Middle Warren staff prior to a fundraising weekend in aid of Hartlepool hospice.

Hartlepool store looking for new charity to help

A Hartlepool supermarket has launched a search for a new charity to support.

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Building land at Upper Warren off Merlin Way. Picture by FRANK REID

£58m Hartlepool housing development could create 180 jobs

Plans for a £58 million housing development in Hartlepool have moved a step closer.

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Hartlepool MP Mike Hill is set to discuss the concerns.

Hartlepool MP to act on Jehovah’s Witness concerns from former church member

A former Jehovah’s Witness who has campaigned for changes to better protect children from abuse has lobbied Hartlepool’s MP for support.

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Headland and Harbour councillor Mike McLaughlin

Emergency meeting called amid rising crime concerns on Hartlepool estate

A Hartlepool councillor has called an emergency meeting after reports of rising crime and anti-social behaviour on a town estate including a stabbing.

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Hartlepool Mavericks Dodgeball Club's under 11s won the England Invitational at the Northern European Dodgeball Championships.

Hartlepool youngsters hailed after success at international dodgeball championships

A team of young Hartlepool dodgeball players can boast to be one of the best in the country after their triumph at a major event.

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University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton

MP backs move to save Hartlepool’s nearest A&E and vows to defend services

Hartlepool MP Mike Hill has spoken of his relief at news the town’s nearest A&E will not be closed or downgraded for the foreseeable future.

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Emily, Louise, Abigail and Jason Anderson. Picture by Frank Reid.

Hartlepool family remembers victims on first anniversary of Manchester terror attack

A Hartlepool family who were caught up in the Manchester arena bombing say they will be thinking of everybody affected on today’s first anniversary.

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Norman Turnbull (centre) chairman of Throston Golf Club with Liz Airey (next to him) of Macmillan Cancer Support and Sylvia Moore and Derek Mitchell (far right front) of New Hartlepool MS Society.

Hartlepool golfers in the swing for charities

Golfers raised hundreds of pounds for two worthwhile causes after getting into the swing of an annual fundraising drive.

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Church Street road closure

Hartlepool businesses hit by £3.9m Church Street revamp set for helping hand

Businesses that have suffered due to lengthy road closures during £3.4m regeneration works are set to be offered some help.

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University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton

A&E closure fears averted for now, say health chiefs

Hartlepool’s nearest A&E is set to stay after NHS bosses confirmed proposals which could have seen it downgraded are off the table.

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Eden Park residents got together for a party in Hayfield Close

Party time as Hartlepool celebrates Royal Wedding

Residents of a Hartlepool housing estate have been letting their hair down with a street party to mark the Royal Wedding.

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Hartlepool RNLI inshore lifeboat and volunteer crew on their way to the incident at the Steetley pier. Picture by Tom Collins

Emergency services called out after concerns for woman on Hartlepool pier

Emergency services helped a despondent woman down from Steetley pier in Hartlepool early this morning.
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Devastated family's tribute to woman believed to have been murdered

The heartbroken family of a 34-year-old woman who was found dead in her home have paid tribute to her as a "kind-hearted, gentle and selfless person".

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Rebecca Wilkie and Christopher Porritt in St Mary Magdalene Church Hart Village after their wedding. Pictures by Frank Reid

Hartlepool couple marry at same moment as Harry and Meghan

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were not the only couple to get married today.

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Cheryl (left) and Ange Burey in their new cafe in the Seaton Hotel.

New cafe opens its doors at Seaton Carew landmark site

Seaton Carew has a new eatery for hungry visitors after a cafe launched a new venture.

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The East Coast Main Line operates between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh

Hartlepool MP says public control of ‘shambolic’ rail franchise is long overdue

Hartlepool MP Mike Hill has welcomed a government decision to bring rail services on the East Coast Main Line back under public control as ‘long overdue’.

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