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Warning to motorists as North East braces for icy weather

Drivers are being urged to take extra care as the cold weather continues across the North East.

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Sainsburys staff with their Tree of Remembrance

Sainsbury’s staff serve up Alice House Hospice fundraiser

Staff at a Hartlepool supermarket are serving up a charitable Christmas.

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What are your rights when returning Christmas gifts?

Want to get your money back on faulty or unwanted gifts? Here's what you need to know.

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A Primark store.

Firms with stores in Hartlepool ‘named and shamed’ over failing to pay staff

Companies which have stores in Hartlepool underpaid workers to the tune of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

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The Merry Go Round pub, Hartlepool. Photograph: Stuart Boulton

Pub serves up more jobs as it reopens after revamp

New jobs have been created with more on the way after a pub chain revamped one of its venues.

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Camerons Brewery, Hartlepool

Businesses highlighted among list of UK’s fastest-growing

Four business have been named as among the nation’s fast-growing.

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The Brent Delta platform at the newly-constructed Quay 6 at Able Seaton Port.

Able Group dredges up £6million investment in its Hartlepool port

The Able Group has dug deep to strengthen its position as a world-class leader in offshore recycling activities with a £6million investment at its Seaton Port facility in Hartlepool.

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The ballot will close on December 20.

Virgin East Coast rail workers vote on strike action in pay row

Workers on Virgin's East Coast rail line will start voting this week on whether to go on strike in a dispute over pay and conditions.
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Average ticket prices across Britain will go up by 3.4%

Rail passengers set for 'largest fares hike in five years' from January

Rail passengers will be hit by the largest fares hike in five years next month.
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Highways bosses have released details of roadworks across the region this week

Roadworks to watch out for across the North East this week

Highways chiefs have unveiled details of roadworks for drivers to look out for across the region this week.

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Toys R Us is planning to axe 800 jobs.

Sunderland Toys R Us store survives as company unveils plans to axe 26 branches

Sunderland's Toys R Us branch will survive the firm's move to axe 26 stores and hundreds of jobs.
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From left, BBC presenter Steph McGovern, digital communications executive Kate Hall, marketing executive Jennifer Rea and Leeds City Council leader Judith Blake.

Newcastle wins prestigious Airport of the Year award

Newcastle International Airport is celebrating after being named Airport of the Year at the North of England Transport Awards.

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Inspirations Garden Centre Tanfield Road, Hartlepool Picture by FRANK REID

Council-run Inspirations Garden Centre faces axe as part of £2.7million cuts

A council-run garden centre looks set to close as part of a further package of cuts totalling £2.7million.

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The Middleton Grange multi-storey car park and H&M car park

Shoppers in for a festive boost with free parking scheme in the run up to Christmas

Free parking on key shopping days in the run up to Christmas is being rolled out again in Hartlepool town centre by council chiefs.

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US President Donald Trump.

These are the top Yahoo searches of 2017

Yahoo has revealed its most common search terms of the year for 2017, with US President Donald Trump featuring in several of the key lists.
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Green Street, Hartlepool where there are plans for a drive through Starbucks

Starbucks drive-through approved: New coffee outlet will ‘rejuvenate’ area and create jobs, says councillor

Councillors have granted planning permission for a drive through Starbucks to be built in Hartlepool.

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Iain Wright.

New role for former Hartlepool MP Iain Wright

Former Hartlepool MP Iain Wright has a new role, promoting the Tees Valley’s on-line industries.

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One MP has claimed waiving stamp duty 'offers nothing' to her community.

Stamp duty giveaway 'amounts to £11.82 for North East first-time buyers'

Average first-time buyers in the North East will save just £11.82 as a result of the Government's decision to waive stamp duty, a Labour MP has claimed.

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Huge cable operation shows Port of Sunderland is ready to become hub for offshore energy repairs, say maritime bosses

Port bosses are hailing the huge cable-spooling operation as a symbol that greater things are heading to Sunderland's waterfront.
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A council-run car park in Seaton Carew.

Parking charges rake in £1.5million profit for Hartlepool Council, figures show

Hartlepool Council made more than £1.5million in parking fines and charges over the last five years, according to new figures from one of the country’s leading motoring organisations.

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