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Durham Miners’ Gala 2018: Everything you need to know about this year’s event

The Durham Miners’ Gala will return for its 134th annual event on Saturday July 14.

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The film is expected to be released next year.

Shooting gets underway on new film at Hartlepool's Headland

A touch of big screen glamour came to the Headland today as recording continued on a new film being made in Hartlepool.

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Former Hartlepool MP Iain Wright, left, and Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley.

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley loses share price battle against ex-Hartlepool MP Iain Wright

Sports Direct owner Mick Ashley has lost his battle against former Hartlepool MP Iain Wright after Parliamentary authorities refused to investigate claims that he helped wipe millions off the retailer's share price and triggered violent assaults on shop staff.
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Ongoing and upcoming roadworks across the Hartlepool area include the following:

Roadworks latest: Where to expect delays on Friday, June 22, in the Hartlepool area

Ongoing and upcoming roadworks in the Hartlepool area include the following:

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Sir Ridley Scott.

Statue to be unveiled in honour of film directors Sir Ridley and Tony Scott in Hartlepool

A new sculpture celebrating legendary Hollywood film director brothers Sir Ridley and Tony Scott and their links with Hartlepool will be officially unveiled tomorrow.
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Police are making efforts to engage with youngsters in Peterlee.

Police aim to engage with youngsters as part of new initiative

A police team is looking to engage with youngsters as it aims to improve its relationship with the community.
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Dennis Skinner at last year's gala.

Chance for Durham Miners' Gala visitors to enjoy afternoon tea with Dennis Skinner

Visitors to this year's Durham Miners' Gala are being given the chance to enjoy afternoon tea with one of the most famous faces in British politics.
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The Emirates Riverside Cricket Ground.

Drivers warned of traffic build-up due to England cricket match

Police are urging motorists to take different routes to avoid the England cricket traffic build-up.

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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.

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A common garden frog, as sightings of frogs and toads in gardens have declined as ponds vanish, RSPB survey results from tens of thousands of households suggest. . Picture by Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Frog and toad sightings decline as ponds go out of fashion in UK gardens

Sightings of frogs and toads in gardens have declined as ponds vanish, survey results from tens of thousands of households suggest.
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People gathering at Stonehenge to mark the summer solstice.

Happy Summer Solstice - thousands gather to celebrate longest day

Thousands of people got up early to celebrate the start of the longest day.
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Patriotic Hartlepool DJ flying the flag for England in the World Cup

Patriotic Les Watts is certainly flying the flag for England during the World Cup.

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Hartlepool Waterfront Festival.

Hartlepool festival promises ‘bigger and better’ weekend for 2018 event

Hartlepool Waterfront Festival is set to be bigger and better when it returns next month.

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Regular Daisy Chain visitor Amelia pets the charity's pet goat at its very own farm.

Hartlepool’s Middleton Grange to host fun day for good causes

Hartlepool’s Middleton Grange Shopping Centre is set to do its bit for good causes with a special event on Saturday.

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First view of Church Street, Hartlepool as the boundary fencing has been removed. Picture by Frank Reid

Church Street in Hartlepool hoped to fully re-open in early August

Hartlepool’s Church Street is hoped to fully reopen to traffic in early August, providing the weather is kind.

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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.

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Wouter Vermeersch at Jan De Nul, left, with Paul Marsh, projects manager at JDR Cable Systems.

Hartlepool company’s deal with Taiwan

A Hartlepool company has clinched a deal with Taiwan.

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The roof-top incident happened in Eton Street, Hartlepool.

One-legged man jailed over two-hour roof-top stand-off

A drunken man barricaded himself in a house and hurled abuse at police called to deal with him.
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The Tall Ships Races is an exciting event in the sail training calendar and will see four fantastic cities and two challenging races across the North Sea (Photo: Sail Training International)

Tall Ships Races 2018: The 55 ships taking part in this year’s sailing extravaganza

The Tall Ships Races is an exciting event in the sail training calendar and will see four fantastic cities and two challenging races across the North Sea.

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More than 50 holes have been found at the Brunton Turret section of the wall.

Warning over spate of illegal metal detecting on Hadrian's Wall

Archaeologists have raised the alarm over loss and damage caused by nighthawks in the illegal search for treasure along Hadrian's Wall.

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