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No evidence of gunfire or casualties as panic sparks evacuation of London's Oxford Circus Tube station

There is no evidence of shots being fired or any casualties on London's busiest shopping street, police said, after responding to reports of gunfire.
Enjoying a glass each of what is believed to be Double Maxim at Horden Comrades Club in 1994 are, left to right, Hughie Cammock, club stewardess Dorothy Sagewood, Jack Leather and Willie Benton.

Poll: What is your favourite North-East beer of all time?

This year marks a decade since Maxim Brewery brought brewing back to Sunderland.
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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...
Cold weather is set to hit the region this weekend.

What will the weather be like in the North East this weekend?

Temperatures are set to plummet this weekend as frosty weather hits the region.

The case is being heard at Teesside Crown Court

Man denies claims he sexually abused girl

A businessman denied abusing a child decades ago.

Victoria Park

Hartlepool United hail success of safety and security efforts as number of football banning orders falls

The number of Hartlepool United fans slapped with banning orders has almost halved in the last year, according to new official figures.

Hospital Shuttle Bus at Hartlepool.

Concerns over later starts and earlier end to hospital bus service

Concerns have been raised about the impact changes to a free hospital bus service could have on staff and patients.

The National Museum of the Royal Navy is hosting its Festival of Christmas next weekend.

Get set to enjoy Festival of Christmas in Hartlepool

The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool will be transformed into a festive wonderland next weekend as it holds its very first Festival of Christmas event.

Cash was raised for Hartlepool RNLI. Picture by Tom Collins.

Shoppers raise cash for town lifeboat

Shoppers helped raise hundreds of pounds for a lifesaving service.

Soap star Adam Thomas will provide the showbiz sparkle when he turns on Hartlepools Christmas lights next week.

Emmerdale star set to switch on Hartlepool Christmas lights

Soap star Adam Thomas will provide the showbiz sparkle when he turns on Hartlepool’s Christmas lights next week.
Maternity ward staff from the trust.

Hospital trust chosen for pilot scheme to save lives

Hospital staff are set to take part in a national pilot scheme aimed at saving lives.

Police are investigating the allegation of rape in Hartlepool.

Police probe into report Hartlepool woman was raped in her own home by 'workman'

A police investigation has been launched into a report a woman was raped in her own home by a man posing as a workman.
The last posting dates for British troops abroad have been announced.

These are the last recommended posting dates for troops spending Christmas abroad

December is just around the corner and your Christmas shopping is well underway.
There are lots of ways you can help your local foodbank this Christmas.

Can you donate these items to your local food bank this Christmas?

Christmas is now just weeks away, and many of you will be starting to think about supporting those who are less fortunate.

Fan Adam Davison with Craig Harrison, Nicky Deverdics, Carl Magnay and Michael Woods.

Pools players pay surprise visit cancer battling teen

A Hartlepool United fan battling cancer was given a boost when Pools players made a surprise visit to see him in hospital.


Average person in UK walks just 1,000 steps a day and makes excuses to get out of exercise, finds research

The average Brit walks fewer than 1,000 steps per day, just ONE TENTH of the recommended number, according to new research.

Members of Shotton Partnership 2000 Ltd with their certificate.

Community groups win praise in Royal Horticultural Society awards

Community groups have been recognised in a prestigious regional awards scheme.

Hospice Fundraiser Janice Forbes (left) and volunteer Tessa Dollin,

Hospice saddened as Christmas remembrance stall targeted by thieves on first day

A festive fundraising stall in aid of Hartlepool's Alice House Hospice was targeted by thieves on its first day.

Stay aware while you are Christmas shopping.

How to stay safe from crime whilst Christmas shopping

Christmas markets spring up across the country and the high street seeing a surge in visitors, shoppers are being warned not to leave themselves vulnerable to theft this Christmas.

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