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Gardening: Now is the time to harden off your tender plants

‘Ne’er cast a clout ‘til May is out’ is the old saying (meaning don’t go out without a coat before the end of May).

A lightning strike.

North East could see thunder and lightning during Bank Holiday weekend

The North East could see thunder and lightning during the Bank Holiday weekend, forecasters are predicting.

Families on all inclusive holiday packages are spending hundreds of pounds on extra items, say researchers. Pic: PA.

Families on all-inclusive holidays are spending a fortune on extras, say researchers

Families on all-inclusive holiday packages are spending hundreds of pounds on extra items, according to new research.

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.

A look inside Blondes.

Visions, Blondes, Images and 5th Avenue - so much choice for your 1988 Bank Holiday night out

From time to time, we like to reflect on the pubs and clubs of Hartlepool’s past.

Garden Gnome House - Toadstool, B&M, 6.99

Gardening: 5 of the best garden gnomes

We look at 5 of the best garden gnomes

Looking cheerful at the Primary Schools Cup Finals in Hartlepool in 2009.

Get in! Here’s some fab photos from a 2009 Hartlepool schools day of football

It’s the time of year when cup finals come thick and fast.

LG Minibeam PH150G HD Ready Mini Projector, 259.99,

Gadgets: 5 of the best projectors

We look at 5 of the best projectors
Skye McAlpine.

Food and drink: How to make linguine with asparagus and prosecco from Skye McAlpine

When I was writing the book, I was really mindful that I wanted people to be able to cook it easily," says A Table In Venice author, Skye McAlpine. "I get very frustrated where there are complicated ingredients that I can’t get!"

Time for relaxation and a game of cricket in the sun at Carlton Camp.

Songs round the fire and cleaning boots - all at Carlton Camp

It had singsongs round the fire, last night discos and plenty of bracing walks.

A view of the Hartlepool ferry in action.

It was THE way to travel in bygone Hartlepool

Imagine a time when men in smart uniforms would row people to their destination.

The former Wingate Pit wheel. Researchers want to interview women who lived in coalfield areas.

Women’s memories of Miners’ Strike wanted for history project

Women from coalfield areas who remember the Miners’ Strike of 1984/5 are being asked to contribute their stories to a new project that seeks to examine women’s experiences during the strike.


Step back in time: How many of these Hartlepool stories from 1988 do you remember?

Our regular nostalgia features are always one of the most popular parts of the Mail.

Vehicles face a tougher new MoT test from today.

Drivers face tougher MoT test and £1,000 fine if they ignore failures

A tougher and updated MOT comes into force in Britain today to improve air quality and make roads safer.

Sunflower Sunbelieveable Brown Eyed Girl. Picture: RHS

Plenty of new plants set to be unveiled at Chelsea Flower Show

One of the most eagerly anticipated parts of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which runs from May 22 to 26, is seeing which new plants are introduced.

The Hartlepool Rovers team of 1939.

Rampant Rovers and their powerhouse 1930s years

It’s possibly the most staunch follower of rugby union in the land – if you look at the size of the town.

The Fallbarrow holiday homes border the eastern shore of Windermere.

Travel: Fantastic family adventures on the picturesque shores of Windermere

For one reason or another, taking a family trip to explore the splendour of the Lake District had always eluded us.

Could you become a foster carer?

Foster Care Fortnight: Could you take on this important role in a child's life?

Do you think you could open your home and become a foster carer?

New MOT test rules coming into force on Sunday are causing confusion among some motorists, a survey suggests. Pic: Ian Nicholson/PA.

Half of motorists are confused by new MoT rules, says RAC

New MOT test rules coming into force on Sunday are causing confusion among some motorists, a survey suggests.

The Odeon in Hartlepool.

Ice creams and the Saturday morning club at the Odeon

A day out at the pictures is always a treat and it was no different in the heyday of the Odeon in Hartlepool.

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