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Comfort teddy bears scheme for poorly children reaches 80,000 landmark

The 80,000th cuddly bear handed to poorly children in hospital by Freemasons has been given out at a hospital.

Emergency services responding to the roof top stand off in Blackhall.
Photo Rob Crute

Arrested men hurled tiles and bricks at police during four-hour ‘stand-off’

Two men were arrested following a stand-off with police which lasted for hours.

The Anna Campbell hair salon on York Road in Hartlepool.

Hartlepool salon in the running for national award

A Hartlepool salon is hoping it is a cut above the rest when it goes head to head with others across the country in the English Hair and Beauty Awards.


How you can support the Bradley Lowery Foundation ahead of its first gala ball

Famous faces will come together to show support for the Bradley Lowery Foundation at its first gala ball and now people are being given their own chance to help the charity.

Members of the The Faithful Durhams who are hoping to see the former DLI museums objects reunited under one roof.

Group urges people to back plans to bring DLI Museum collection back together

A campaign group calling on the former Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Museum to be restored is urging people to back a proposal to bring its objects back under one roof.

Hartlepool MP Mike Hill. Picture by FRANK REID

£205,000 government boost for new Hartlepool housing scheme welcomed by MP

Hartlepool council chiefs are to be awarded just over £200,000 from the Government to support a new housing scheme.

The drugs warrant was carried out at four flats in Wynyard Mews

Police drugs warrant at Hartlepool flats

Police carried out surprise searches for drugs at four flats in Hartlepool today.

One of Families First's young clients enjoys using a whale soft toy.

Funding boost gives Hartlepool youngsters new toys

It’s smiles all round for Hartlepool youngsters at a Hartlepool-based charity thanks to a funding boost.

Councillors react to 23% rise in crime in Hartlepool

Councillors react to 23% rise in crime in Hartlepool

Councillors expressed their disappointment after hearing how crime in Hartlepool increased by 23%.

The Doggie Diner cafe in Middle Street, Blackhall are (front) Kirsty McInnes with Pippin and David with Buster and Sue Nelson.

Doggie Diner set to hold dog adoption day to find homes for strays

A canine cafe is spreading the love by holding a special event to match up dogs in need of a home with new families.

Hartlepool MP Mike Hill.

Hartlepool MP says steel worker pension advice mis-selling was 'unacceptable'

Hartlepool's MP says it is "unacceptable" that Tata Steel workers and former workers were mis-sold advice about moving from the British Steel Pension Scheme to less favourable schemes in order to safeguard jobs.

Hartlepool Civic Centre

155 cars found in abandoned in Hartlepool over 22 months

A council crackdown on abandoned and untaxed vehicles has been launched as Hartlepool has seen the higest rate of dumped vehicles taken off the sreets in the North East.

The sun will be shining in the North East this weekend.

What's the weather forecast for the North East this weekend?

We may have started the half-term break with wet and windy weather - but we're going to go out in style with some sunshine.
Aaron Miles who died on Monday.

Heartbroken family of biker killed in road accident pay tribute to him

The heartbroken family of a man killed in a collision near Hartlepool have paid tribute to him.
Bradley Lowery with his mum Gemma.

Bradley Lowery's mum says she will 'do everything' to stop other parents feeling pain she has

The mum of cancer battler Bradley Lowery says she will do "everything" in her power to stop other parents experiencing the hurt she has since her son's death.
Queens Meadow Care Home resident Pauline Buttery and her husband Ted were treated to a romantic meal on Valentines Day.

Hartlepool couple celebrate 53 years of marriage on Valentine's Day

A devoted couple from Hartlepool celebrated 53 years of wedded life this Valentine's Day.
The Environment Agency has warned that intense bouts of flooding are set to become more frequent in the UK because of climate change.

Severe flooding will become more frequent due to climate change, warn experts

Intense bouts of flooding are set to become more frequent in the UK because of climate change, the Environment Agency has warned.

Charges for utility companies digging up roads will be rolled out across England to reduce congestion.

Companies face charges for digging up roads in bid to tackle congestion

Charges for utility companies digging up roads will be rolled out across England to reduce congestion, the Department for Transport (DfT) has announced.

East Durham Community College in Peterlee town centre before demolition crews moved in.

Final demolition work complete on Peterlee ex-college site

Demolition work to raze a former college campus to the ground is complete.

A North East Ambulance Service ambulance.

Ambulance service’s pledge to tackle ‘unacceptable’ waits

Addressing long waits for an ambulance experienced by patients will be one of bosses’ top priorities for the next year.

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