Hartlepool attraction recognised as top tourism venue

One of Hartlepool’s most well known attractions has been recognised by a leading tourism body.

Waterlogged graves in Stranton Cemetery.

Anger over the state of graves at Hartlepool cemetery

Mail readers have reacted with sadness and anger at the state of flooded graves in one of the town’s biggest cemeteries.

Three men targeted an elderly man's home.

Elderly man targeted at home by burglars

An elderly man has been burgled whilst sitting in his living room.
Ethel Stirman

New novel tells the story of battles and bitter hardship in mining community

A creative mum has penned a debut novel about life in on the Durham coalfields.

Visitors enjoy themselves at a rum festival held at NMRN Portsmouth.

Rum festival set to come to Hartlepool

Hartlepool is to play host to a true nautical experience when a rum festival comes to The National Museum of the Royal Navy.

Harley Crate-Lionel with YouTube star Ben Phillips who helped him block the bullies.

Hartlepool youngster beats the bullies with YouTube star

A Hartlepool youngster is inspiring people to beat the bullies after starring in a hit video with a YouTube star.

Singer Tom Smith performed at The Sage as part of a week-long programme run by the charity Samling.

Hartlepool singer Tom Smith shines on stage at The Sage

A Hartlepool singer has spoken of his pride in being able to perform alongside a host of industry greats.

Chapman and Sons butchers in Blackhall Colliery.

County Durham butchers involved in salmonella probe makes decision to close

A County Durham butcher shop which was part of a probe into a salmonella outbreak in the region has decided to close.

Lewin Tubuna will take on an epic cycling challenge for charity.

Nine-year-old Hartlepool charity champion to take on 150-mile cycle challenge

An inspirational youngster has set himself an epic 150-mile cycling challenge to raise funds for charity.

Many schools in Hartlepool were closed as a result of the heavy snow.

The schools that look set to be open on Monday as winter weather starts to thaw

A number of schools that closed when the 'beast from the east' battered the region have announced that they will be reopening on Monday.
Blizzard conditions in Seaham.

Latest weather outlook for the North East

The severe weather is expected to continue battering the North East for the remainder of the week, bringing further snow showers and strong winds to the region.
The severe weather has caused problems on the A19.

'Deep drifting snow' closes stretch of A19

Police have been forced to close a stretch of the A19 because of 'deep snow' on the carriageway.
Hartlepool residents are being urged to remain vigilant after a man was conned out of 180 to have his path cleared of snow.

Homeowner conned out of £180 for having snow cleared from his path

Council officers are urging Hartlepool residents to remain vigilant after a man was conned out of £180 to have his path cleared of snow.
Many schools across the region have closed because of the weather but some youngsters have made the most of the snow.

School closures on FRIDAY

As the 'beast from the east' continues to batter the region many schools have decided to remain closed until Monday.
Durham RPU have Tweeted this photo of the A19 at Peterlee showing collisions both northbound and southbound.

Emergency services deal with 20 crashes in an hour on stretch of A19

Police are urging drivers not to make 'non-essential' journeys after dealing with 20 crashes in the space of an hour on the A19.
The bad weather is set to continue.

Storm Emma blows in to whip up snow left by 'beast from the east'

The severe weather is set to continue as forecasters predict that another weather system, Storm Emma, will bring blizzards, gales and sleet to the UK.
Huge North Sea waves crash against the Heugh Breakwater at the Headland, Hartlepool.  Pic by Tom Collins

Warning as tidal surge set for North East

People are being urged to stay away from coastal paths as high waves pose a risk along the North East coastline.

Snow in Penshaw.

School Closure latest in the North East: Is your child's school on the list?

A number of schools in the North East have announced that they will remain closed today as the severe weather continues.
Snow on the A179 from Hart to A19 junction.

Police issue advice to help people stay safe in severe weather

Cleveland Police have issued advice to help people stay safe as the severe weather conditions continue.

Gemma Lowery and Lynn Murphy at the cancer centre in Newport.

Bradley Lowery's mum 'blown away' during visit to Welsh cancer centre

The mum of cancer battler Bradley Lowery has said she has been 'blown away' by an new cancer centre set to open in the UK.

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