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Travel: Keep on running in stylish and cosmopolitan Danish capital

A large chunk of our great continent which has eluded me until now is Scandanavia, so when I took the plunge and decided to visit Copenhagen, in a country thought to be one of the happiest in the world, I couldn’t wait to get there.
The new Espresso Gin

Sunderland distillery launches coffee-flavoured gin

Mine’s a double!

All smiles at an art session in the Central Library.

The time of your lives - Hartlepool fun with scarecrows, rhymes and Disney characters

They say they are the best years of your lives.

Neato Botvac WiFi Connected Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, 649.99,

Gadgets: 5 of the best Robot vacuum cleaners

We look at 5 of the best Robot vacuum cleaners

Gardening gauntlets cream leather and English rose linen

Gardening: 5 of the best garden gloves

We look at 5 of the best garden gloves

First through the gates of the tall ships village in Hartlepool.

Wow, amazing ... and lots of you want it to return to Hartlepool

The biggest and best event in Hartlepool’s history?

Is a sausage roll your favourite?

Vote for your dream order from Greggs

Whether you're in the mood for sweet or savoury, you can usually find a snack to suit your appetite from Greggs.
Rachel McCann Parkin.

Nightclub dancer whose 'teddy bear roll' went viral is amazed at her fame

A mum-of-three whose unorthodox dance moves went viral after she was filmed in a nightclub has told of her shock at her sudden fame.

King Oswy Drive pictured in 1983. Remember when it looked like this?

Hills cakes, cockles from the wet fish shop and pork pies from Higgins .... memories of a Hartlepool street

The changing face of two Hartlepool streets really grabbed the attention of Hartlepool Mail followers on social media.

From left to right, lucky winners Nikki Thurston, Alison Moreland, Bernadette Young, Dawn Grosvenor and Mary Moon.

Neighbours celebrate winning £30,000 each in Postcode Lottery

Neighbours are toasting a dream start to the year - after scooping a cool £30,000 each.

Help us to find Chip Shop of the Year 2018.

Help us to find Hartlepool’s best chippy

We are on the look-out for Hartlepool’s Best Chippy of 2018 - and we need your help.

Eating Out
Motorway. Picture by PA

'Roads revolution' competition launched on ideas to shape UK highways for driverless vehicles

Innovators and engineers are being encouraged to shape the future of the county's roads.

Despite its tropical looks, some palms will stand temperatures down to -8C - and snow.

Gardening: Red palm weevil brings ban on imports into the UK

In the last 10 years, hardy palms have become common plants in our gardens but a threat in mainland Europe has prompted the government to take drastic action.

Craig Midgley hammers home the winner for Pools.

Three months without an away win that season came to an end on a winter’s day in Halifax. And the man who grabbed the winner was the most deserving of all for praise.

It was a bit of an understatement to say Pools had waited quite some time for an away win in 2000.

Les Charmettes.

Travel: Park yourself in the Charente for a family-friendly French getaway

For years, the UK’s love affair with France has been conducted largely in three distinct, and very different, locations – Brittany, the Riviera and the Alps.

King Oswy Drive pictured in 1983. How much has this scene changed?

How much have these Hartlepool streets changed since these photos were taken?

We’re hoping these four photographs will trigger memories of how our great town used to look.

Rita Serano

Food and Drink: Top blogger Rita Serano wants you to realise vegan food is so exciting

A veteran of vegan cooking who has never had a taste for meat, Rita Serano can rattle off a long list of misconceptions she’s heard about vegan food: "That it’s boring, that it doesn’t taste good, that I only eat salads and that it’s hard to do" – to name just a few.

Runners taking part in the Race for Life event at Seaton Carew.

On your marks, get set - it’s go for the fight against cancer

Get your running shoes on and sign up - that’s the message to Hartlepool women from the organisers of the ever-popular Race for Life.

Pools Surplus Store in 1969.

Haversacks, PE kits and new school uniforms - all from Pools Surplus Store

Need a new haversack? This was the place to go.

Do you think smacking should be banned?

'You should be able to discipline your own kids' - readers react to proposed smacking ban

It's a controversial topic - and one which got dozens of you talking.
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