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Roadworks Round-up: Closures and delays in the Hartlepool and East Durham area on Tuesday 20/02/2018

Here are the roadworks which may cause problems for drivers in and around Hartlepool and East Durham:

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KFC. Picture by PA

KFC forced to close hundreds of stores due to chicken shortage

KFC has been forced to close a raft of stores after a new delivery contract with DHL resulted in chicken shortages across the country.

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Fat Face, above, is opening later this year at Dalton Park.

Fashion giant FatFace to open new outlet store at Dalton Park

High Street fashion giant FatFace is to open a new outlet store in the area later this summer.
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Employers are being accused of having "antiquated" attitudes to recruiting women as new evidence revealed many believe it is reasonable to ask about plans to have children during a job interview.

Vote: Is it reasonable for employers to ask women about plans for having children?

Employers are being accused of having "antiquated" attitudes to recruiting women as new evidence revealed many believe it is reasonable to ask about plans to have children during a job interview.

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Chip Shop of the Year finalists - help us choose Hartlepool’s winner

We asked you to help us find the best chip shop in the Hartlepool area area - and how you responded!

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Mike Ashley's Sports Direct retail business has come under fire from the Church Commisioners.

Mike Ashley's Sports Direct comes under fire from Church of England over failings

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley's Sports Direct retail business has been chastised by the Church of England over the treatment of factory workers and governance failings.
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Roadworks Round-Up.

Traffic watch: The roadworks which could cause delays around Hartlepool on Monday

Here's the roadworks which might cause traffic delays in Hartlepool and East Durham as we start another week.
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The Anna Campbell hair salon on York Road in Hartlepool.

Hartlepool salon in the running for national award

A Hartlepool salon is hoping it is a cut above the rest when it goes head to head with others across the country in the English Hair and Beauty Awards.

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Charges for utility companies digging up roads will be rolled out across England to reduce congestion.

Companies face charges for digging up roads in bid to tackle congestion

Charges for utility companies digging up roads will be rolled out across England to reduce congestion, the Department for Transport (DfT) has announced.

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East Durham Community College in Peterlee town centre before demolition crews moved in.

Final demolition work complete on Peterlee ex-college site

Demolition work to raze a former college campus to the ground is complete.

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Mayor of Teesside Ben Houchen with (left) Tom Townsend and Robin Page of Atik Vintage.

Vintage clothing firm in Hartlepool proves to be a hit with the stars

Staff at a vintage clothing firm based in Hartlepool that boasts celebrities among its clientele has outlined their hopes for the future to Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen.

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Sunderland Railway Station.

Train staff to strike again over 'safety dispute' with rail bosses

Train staff are set to go on strike again as part of a safety dispute with rail bosses.

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Stadium Group

Hartlepool-based electronics firm looks set to be taken over

A Hartlepool-based electronics firm could be taken over by another business.

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The very areas which voted Leave will be hardest hit by Brexit.

Why areas which voted Leave will be hardest hit by Brexit

The very areas of the UK which voted Leave in June 2016 are likely to be the ones hardest hit by Brexit.

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Hartlepool MP Mike Hill

Mike Hill MP: Good to see elderly people being cared for in Hartlepool

It truly is good news that more and more of our elderly citizens in need of care are being looked after in Hartlepool, and are not being placed in residential homes outside of town.

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Steelworkers 'shamelessly bamboozled' over pensions scheme, say MPs

A major pensions mis-selling scandal is erupting according to MPs, who said British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) members had been "shamelessly bamboozled".
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Unions are warning that one in seven children of public sector workers will be living in poverty by the end of next month.

Thousands of children of public sector workers are now living in poverty, research shows

One in seven children of public sector workers will be living in poverty by the end of next month, unions are warning.

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The RAC has claimed there is scope for a reduction in pump prices.

RAC says supermarkets should reduce fuel prices by at least 2p a litre

Supermarkets should cut at least 2p per litre off the price of petrol and diesel amid falling wholesale costs, according to a motoring organisation.
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The European Parliament in Strasbourg

Hartlepool MP urges Government to get to grips with Brexit as fears grow over North East impact

Business and political leaders have urged the Government to get to grips with Brexit after warnings the North East could be hardest hit by the UK leaving the European Union.

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The RSPB nature reserve at Saltholme won a Gold accolade from VisitEngland.

Hartlepool nature reserve wins gold tourism award

Saltholme nature reserve near Hartlepool has won one of British tourism's most prestigious awards..

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