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Vote: Where's your favourite place to visit in Hartlepool?

Middle of winter or peak of summer - there are plenty of ways to fill your day in Hartlepool.
Photos by Sean Elliott Photography

North East castle offers Game of Thrones experience for couples

Fancy romancing your partner in Westeros this Valentine’s?

Grodie Shore cast members during a photocall to launch series 15 of the MTV reality show. Pic: PA.

Geordie Shore is one long advert for drinking - and should have age restriction, say researchers

Reality TV show Geordie Shore is just one long advert for boozing, a study has found.
TV and Film
Keep your apple and pear trees productive with winter pruning.

Gardening: Get pruning to ensure a good apple and pears crop

If you have an apple or pear tree, now’s the time to winter prune it to ensure a good crop of fruit in autumn. Unpruned trees become less productive and congested with old branches.

Parents are struggling to cope with the strain of long hours.

Parents 'buckling' under the strain of long working hours, study warns

Work is taking a "heavy toll" on parents, affecting their health and family lives, as they struggle to cope with the strain of long hours, a new study reveals.

The stylish Absalon Hotel on Helgolandsgade, Vesterbro.

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

Janneke Vreugdenhil.

Food and Drink: There’s an art to eating solo - and you don't have to rely on toast, says food writer Janneke Vreugdenhil

Eating alone? So often, it just seems easier to chuck something on a slice of toast for dinner when you’re dining solo, than go to the effort of cooking a whole proper meal. For food writer Janneke Vreugdenhil, her toast topping of choice was anchovies and avocado – if she could bring herself to eat at all.

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.

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