Call for action over Hartlepool child poverty figures

The number of children living in poverty in Hartlepool has increased in recent years and now stands at just under 35%.

Pam Royle pictured with some patients who had to be airlifted.

Thousands raised for Great North Air Ambulance at charity ball

Supporters of the Great North Air Ambulance have helped the charity raise thousands at its annual Air Angels ball.
Do you have these items in your first aid kit?

10 first aid essentials for your family holiday

With summer in full swing, chances are that lots of fun and adventures are on the cards for kids and adults alike.

Manager Karen Witherley with (left to right) Tony Fallow (Wearside contractors ltd) Perry Swinbanks (Robertson Simpson Limited) and Simon Cavey (Greig Cavey Commercial) after the opening of the fire damages Hartlepool and District Hospice shop in Horden. Picture by FRANK REID

Charity shop devastated by fire back in business

A charity shop torched by arsonists is back up and running.

Cigarettes sold illegally.

Hartlepool is leading the way in fight against illegal tobacco

Hartlepool’s Trading Standards chiefs are leading the way in the fight against illegal tobacco sales and dealers.
Two premises closed down last year, as officers piled on the pressure in a bid to eradicate the problem in the area.

Do you walk your kids to school?

Parents urged to walk children to school on quiet roads to avoid pollution

Parents are being urged to ditch the car for the school run and walk or cycle with their children along quiet routes to protect them from air pollution.

Mike Hill raised the issue of mental health funding during a debate on NHS workforce in the House of Commons.

Hartlepool MP highlights disabled man’s benefit discrimination in Parliament

Hartlepool’s MP has called on the Government for more mental health funding after a landmark High Court ruling that a disabled town man had been unlawfully discriminated against when he switched to Universal Credit.

Do you find traffic light food labelling more straightforward?

Watchdog calls for mandatory traffic light food labelling after Brexit

A watchdog has called for mandatory traffic light food labelling post-Brexit after finding that information on breakfast cereals could be misleading consumers about their sugar, fat and salt intake.
Volunteers with the Macmillan cancer information support service.

Cancer support service helps 3,000 people in past year

A cancer advice service which has a centre in Hartlepool has helped more than 3,000 people in the past 12 months.

The calls for tighter junk food advertising restrictions come ahead of the next chapter of the Government's Childhood Obesity Strategy.

Call to restrict junk food ads during catch-up TV to fight childhood obesity

Children watching the Britain's Got Talent final online using catch-up TV were inundated with junk food adverts, health campaigners have said.

Do you feel like you have a good relationship with your GP?

Relationship with GP matters most to patients, study suggests

The relationship which patients have with their GP matters more to them than surgery opening hours, research suggests.

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How Hartlepool officials will help families stay fit and active

Councillors have welcomed a £364,000 project coming to Hartlepool to support families to get active and play sport.


The 35 medicines no longer available on NHS prescription from this month

The NHS has banned free prescriptions for some 'over the counter' medicines such as treatments for constipation and athletes foot, starting from this month.

Parkrunners are set for the off in Hartlepool.

Runners give special thank you to national health service as Hartlepool parkrun helps celebrate 70th anniversary of NHS

A special thank you has been paid by Hartlepool’s runners to the 70-year-old national health service.

A drumming session taking place during the Hartlepool Carers' Carnival.

Carnival time to celebrate role of Hartlepool carers

It was carnival time in Hartlepool to celebrate the work of carers in the town.

University Hospital of North Tees.

How you can help celebrate 70th anniversary of the NHS

A hospital trust is inviting its staff and community to come together for a cuppa to celebrate a landmark birthday – and help raise money at the same time.

Alice House Hospice, Wells Avenue. Picture by FRANK REID

Hospice donation is just what the doctor ordered

Hospice chiefs have thanked a house builder following a donation could help fund an on-call doctor for a month.

The sugar tax affects the cost of soft drinks

How much will Hartlepool schools get from sugar tax fund?

Sixteen schools in Hartlepool are set to benefit from a £56,000 windfall from a sugar tax on the soft drinks industry.

Midwives are being told to respect the mother's choice.

Bottle or breastfeeding? Woman's choice must be respected, midwives told

Women who decide not to breastfeed their child must be respected for their choice, midwives are being told.

Christine Fewster, CEO of Hartlepool Carers.

Week of activities to mark National Carers Week in Hartlepool

Carers across Hartlepool are being recognised for what they do with a week-long event organised by a charity in the town.

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