How to spot if your emotions are ruling your spending habits

Prone to splashing the cash when you're bored, or forking out on treats when feeling glum? Read on...
Middleton Grange Shopping Centre electrician Peter Rudd and centre manager Mark Rycraft with the Green Apple award.

Centre celebrates fruits of its efforts to save energy

Hartlepool’s shopping centre is enjoying a taste of success after it was rewarded for its environmental efforts.


The Budget at a glance: Key points on how the announcments will affect you

Chancellor Philip Hammond unveiled his Budget promising to invest in technology, provide further funding for devolved authorities, business and the NHS and to continue restoring the public finances.
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Budget live: £3billion extra pledged for Brexit

The Chancellor is delivering his Budget speech to the House of Commons.
Krzysztof Wieckiewicz and Keith Moody at Omega Plastics Hartlepool facility

New faces at Hartlepool’s Omega Plastics

Omega Plastics is gearing up for another outstanding year.


National Lottery announces changes after drop in ticket sales

National Lottery operator Camelot has signalled changes to Lotto on the back of "feedback from players" as it announced the appointment of Nigel Railton as its new permanent chief executive.
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Six things to think about when choosing your Christmas tree

As Christmas trees arrive in garden centres, expert David Mitchell offers advice to those who only have a small space for a real tree.

Virgin Trains puts 300,000 half-price East Coast tickets up for sale

Black Friday will come early for customers on Virgin Trains’ East Coast route tomorrow.

Will you be on the hunt for Black Friday bargains?

Why Black Friday ‘deals’ aren't always what they seem

Black Friday bargains may not be quite the money-saving deals that they appear to be, according to a leading consumer group.

'Christmas 2017 set to be the most fraudulent on record,' warns bank

Barclays bank are warning shoppers to be extra cautious when buying gifts online after new data revealed that this Christmas looks set to be the most fraudulent on record.
A photo tweeted by @NECATraffic showing a build up on the A690 towards Sunderland.

Two vehicle collision causes queues on A19

A crash closed both lanes of the A19 causing a long tailback.
The Caroline Street site where new homes are proposed

New homes plan on site of former Hartlepool health centre

Plans have been lodged for 18 homes on the site of a former Hartlepool health centre.


Hartlepool firm JDR Cables engineers a new generation

Dozens of schoolchildren have been given a glimpse of the future at a Hartlepool engineering plant.

A Chinese-made Android TV box which was recalled by the EU over fears its poor design left users at risk of electric shock. Pic: Electrical Safety First.

Could your TV streaming device give you an electric shock as well as being illegal?

Households using illegal streaming devices should unplug them immediately to avoid the risk of a fire or electrical accident, campaigners have warned.

The latest employment figures have been released

Jobless claimant counts rises - but bosses say there are jobs to be had in Hartlepool

The number of people classed as looking for work in Hartlepool rose last month.

Delegates at this year's Incubator Zone

County Durham Oktoberfest Incubator Zone is a hit

Durham Oktoberfest’s first Incubator Zone is a success,

Robin Page and Tom Townsend

The future is looking good for this Hartlepool business

The future looks good for two former Cleveland College of Art and Design (CCAD) students.

Dave Johns, star of I, Daniel Blake with East Durham Trust chief executive Malcolm Fallow.

I, Daniel Blake star Dave Johns backs £10,000 charity campaign

A campaign to raise £10,000 to help people struggling to make ends meet has been backed by the star of the hit film ‘I, Daniel Blake’.

Redevelopment underway in Seaton Carew Picture by FRANK REID

Work is underway on £1.3m redevelopment of Seaton Carew seafront

Work is now underway to revitalise Seaton Carew sea front as part of a £1.3million project.

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Co-op to set to takeover 3,200 Nisa stores after £137.5million deal approved

Nisa Retail members have given the green light to Co-op Group's £137.5 million takeover offer, with over 75% voting in favour of the deal.

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