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Sainsbury’s staff serve up Alice House Hospice fundraiser

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

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Average person in UK will eat three days' worth of calories on Christmas Day

The average person in Britain will wolf down  a whopping 5,373 calories this Christmas Day – nearly three times the recommended daily intake for the average female and twice the RDA for the average male.

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Corran Evans half way through his charity head shave.

A Hartlepool youngster had a close shave for charity

A Hartlepool youngster is feeling the cold after having his head shaved for charity.

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High heels can cause back problems.

Feeling Great: What not to wear to the Christmas party

OK, I know I’ve wrote about Christmas parties already recently, but it’s different this time!

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Nurses deserve a pay rise.

Mike Hill MP: The way we are treating our nurses shames this Government

With the government totally bogged down in a Brexit quagmire of epic proportions, you could be forgiven for thinking that the needs of the country have been put on hold. Well, they haven’t as far as the Labour opposition is concerned

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Victoria House staff with Carol Sennett, second from right, of Alice House Hospice.

Hospice Christmas appeal hopes to raise at least £15,000

A hospice’s campaign which offers people the chance to remember their loved ones hopes to raise thousands for the Hartlepool cause.

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Have you seen Santa spreading festive cheer on Hartlepool’s buses?

Charitable bus drivers are dressing up as Santa this Christmas as they look to raise as much as possible for a worthy cause.

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Legal Eagle: Lessons must be learnt in maternity negligence

The health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced that the NHS in England must do better at learning from mistakes to cut the number of baby deaths and injuries in childbirth in the UK.

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Sandwell Park. Picture by FRANK REID

MP’s concern as older patients at mental health hospital are moved to Hartlepool

MP Mike Hill says he is “concerned” after it was revealed that older patients at a mental health hospital have had to temporarily be moved to another site in Hartlepool due to problems with a new building.

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Members of the finance team with their awards.

String of honours for Hartlepool health team

A health trust’s finance team picked up a cluster of awards at an annual conference.

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Our columnist fears that promises over cutting baby deaths have been made before.

Legal Eagle: Lessons must be learnt in maternity negligence

The health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced that the NHS in England must do better at learning from mistakes to cut the number of baby deaths and injuries in childbirth in the UK.

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Liam Debbage with Oscar and Reece.

Workers give up Christmas gifts to pay for colleague’s £17,500 life-saving cancer treatment

Kind-hearted colleagues of a cancer sufferer have given up their Christmas gifts to pay £17,500 towards life-saving treatment.

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Alastair MacKay with wife Avril.

Hartlepool family set to take on swim challenge after dad’s cycling accident

A Hartlepool woman is getting set to take on an open water swimming challenge in support of the charities that helped her husband when he suffered brain damage in a cycling accident.

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Taxi driver Stephen Picton is lucky to be alive after suffering a severe asthma attack whilst driving.

Miles for Men fundraiser thanks the lorry driver who saved his life

Miles for Men fundraiser Stephen Picton says he is lucky to be alive after he suffered a severe asthma attack while driving on the A19.

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On the show Gemma Lowery will be talking about her first Christmas without her son Bradley.

Bradley Lowery's mum set to appear on ITV's Loose Women

Gemma Lowery is set to appear on Loose Women this morning as she opens about her first Christmas without Bradley.

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The building in Station Lane is set to be redeveloped.

Hartlepool medical practice set for bigger and better surgery

A doctors’ practice is set to move into larger premises after winning planning permission.

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Hartlepool Civic Centre

Council fears as changes to care of people with disabilities could see reduction in hospital beds

Councillors have raised concerns about planned changes to the way Hartlepool people with learning difficulties and complex needs are cared for.

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Christine Fewster (operations manager, Hartlepool Carers) (left)  welcomes Peter Gowland into the Peggy Mordaunt room in the Hartlepool Carers building. Picture by FRANK REID

Kind women who set up Hartlepool Carers have rooms named in their honour

The founders of a lifeline service for carers in Hartlepool have been recognised after two rooms were named after them at the organisation they set up.

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Measles risk if you're going on holiday to one of these European countries over Christmas

Holidaymakers planning Christmas getaways to some parts of Europe could be risk at contracting measles, health officials have warned.

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Bradley Lowery with his hundreds of Christmas cards last year.

Christmas cards for sick youngsters in Bradley Lowery's memory

Christmas cards will be shared between sick children in Bradley Lowery's memory.

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