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Hartlepool community’s amazing response after town business and hotel gave a bed to homeless

Hartlepool community’s amazing response after town business and hotel gave a bed to homeless

A Hartlepool hotel was inundated with presents from the community after offering to give a bed to homeless people.

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Bishop of Durham to spend Christmas morning in prison for festive worship

Bishop of Durham to spend Christmas morning in prison for festive worship

Message of thanks and hope in Christmas message from the Bishop of Durham Paul Butler:

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Santa to consume a staggering 11,580 mince pies in Hartlepool this Christmas

Santa to consume a staggering 11,580 mince pies in Hartlepool this Christmas

Santa’s famous red suit will be straining at the seams this Christmas thanks to the generosity of boys and girls in Hartlepool.

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Festive fun raises thousands for Hartlepool special needs group

Festive fun raises thousands for Hartlepool special needs group

This is the filth annual Christmas jumper day for Hartlepool Special Needs Support Group (HSNSG) and the best one yet which raised over £2,000 for the charity,

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‘A massive thank you to all’ – Hartlepool’s Christmas ‘Give a Gift’ appeal sees hundreds of gifts flood in for families in need

‘A massive thank you to all’ – Hartlepool’s Christmas ‘Give a Gift’ appeal sees hundreds of gifts flood in for families in need

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You have been absolutely amazing.

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What’s the weather going to be like in Hartlepool on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day?

What’s the weather going to be like in Hartlepool on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day?

We are well and truly into the Christmas spirit – and families across Hartlepool are getting ready to toast the big day.

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Fourth Sunday of Advent the last before Christmas

Fourth Sunday of Advent the last before Christmas

It’s hard to imagine that in just a few more days we will have arrived at Christmas Day.

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These Hartlepool groups have been spreading festive cheer

These Hartlepool groups have been spreading festive cheer

Hartlepool community groups and clubs have been spreading lots of festive cheer.

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Here come the girls! The Hartlepool and Billingham locals who are starring in panto

Here come the girls! The Hartlepool and Billingham locals who are starring in panto

Girl power rules at a theatre where two talented performers are taking leading roles in pantomime.

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When is Hartlepool’s recycling centre open over Christmas and New Year? How to get rid of your tree, wrapping paper and other rubbish

When is Hartlepool’s recycling centre open over Christmas and New Year? How to get rid of your tree, wrapping paper and other rubbish

The turkey has been eaten, the crackers have been pulled and the bin bags are packed to the top.

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A defence of the Brussels sprout - written by a scientist

by Trevor George, King's College LondonBrussels sprouts, like their European namesake, divide opinion. Some people embrace the flavour

5 ways to cut down your food waste this Christmas

by Elliot Woolley, Loughborough UniversityThe average family throws away about £700 worth of food each year. This is not just a drain

This is the 10 day festive weather forecast - and when snow could hit

Many people may have been dreaming of a 'white Christmas', but what are the experts saying?Some will be disappointed to hear that we may be

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