Prime Minister’s response to question on Hartlepool’s hospital was ‘rude and unacceptable’ says MP

Hartlepool MP Mike Hill has criticised Prime Minister Theresa May for failing to acknowledge Hartlepool hospital in Parliament.

New year, new you?

New year, new you: Tips for a healthy start to 2018

The start of a new year is a good time to conduct a personal health and lifestyle audit.

Always smiling - Charlotte Wisdom.

Five-hour brain surgery to help Hartlepool girl walk again

A brave Hartlepool youngster has endured extensive brain surgery in a bid to walk again.

Dr Paul Edmondson-Jones, interim director of Public Health at Hartlepool Borough Council, Lisa French and David Luther, members of Addaction, Neil Martin of Balance, Alison Reeves, the councils planning and commissioning Officer for drugs and alcohol, Sharon Robson, the councils health improvement practitioner  for drugs and alcohol, Pam Duxbury, chairman of Hartlepool United FC.

Ditch the drink together for a successful Dry January

A team effort could be the success to a dry January according to health experts.


Steve Harper and Alan Shearer support launch of world's first 'check yourself' app by cancer charity

Sportsmen and celebrities have backed the launch of the world's first "check yourself" app for testicular cancer.
Bill Reid owner of First Class Shoe Repairs Key Cutting  and Engraving (right) with Jacky Wilkinson and Thomas Fletcher as they hold their engraved wedding rings. Picture by FRANK REID

Hartlepool cancer victim overjoyed with specially engraved wedding rings

A Hartlepool grandad with terminal cancer has been given engraved wedding rings ahead of his Christmas wedding to the love of his life.

Chief executive Julie Gillon signs the Teesside University partnership.

Vital help for patients thanks to new Tees Valley research centre

A new research centre is set to raise the profile of a health trust - and an MP has found out more for himself.

Hartlepool resident Eric Hughes who is living well with dementia, Hospital of God Director David Granath, and manager of The Bridge Laura Robinson show their support for dementia with Alzheimers Society forget-me-not flowers

Dementia cases in Hartlepool expected set to see big rise in coming years

A large increase in the number of people in Hartlepool with dementia is predicted in the next 13 years.

Man flu could exist ...

Enormous televisions and reclining chairs recommended in fight against man flu

The much-debated phenomenon of "man flu" may have some basis in fact, researchers have said.

Peppa Pig has been blamed for contributing to patients' unrealistic expectations of what they can expect from their GP.

Peppa Pig blamed for making patients expect too much of their GPs

Cartoon character Peppa Pig has been blamed for contributing to patients' unrealistic expectations of what they can expect from their GP.

Lynn Burrows and her daughter Jorja were helped by the Durham Fuel Bank earlier this year.

More than 1,000 people in Durham helped by Fuel Bank scheme

A scheme which provides funds to pay for energy, alongside emergency food, has already helped 1,241 people in Durham this winter.

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.


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.

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.

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!

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

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.


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.


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.

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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