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Significance of Durham County Council job cuts underestimated

The effect of government austerity on councils has been underestimated because they are not ‘major companies’, it has been claimed.

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Majority of Hartlepool people would vote the same way now over Brexit

More than 80% of Mail readers who took part in a survey said they would vote the same way now in the Brexit Referendum.

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Burn Valley candidates, from left, John Lauder (Independent), Ben Marshall (Conservatives), Karen Oliver (Labour Party).

Meet the candidates who want your vote in Hartlepool’s Burn Valley ward

This year’s local elections are just around the corner, and we will be turning the spotlight on all Hartlepool’s candidates in the run-up to polling day on May 3.

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A service to mark Workers Memorial Day in Hartlepool.

Mike Hill MP: Treatment of Windrush migrants is ‘national disgrace’

I agree entirely with David Lammy, MP, when he said that the threat of deportation of children born to people invited to our shores in 1948 from Commonwealth Countries, because of failures in the system to recognise them as UK citizens, is a national disgrace.

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Barbara Bush alongside her husband George Bush Senior as they met with the Queen and Prince Phillip in 1989. Pic by PA.

Former U.S First Lady Barbara Bush dies aged 92

Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretence made her more popular at times than her husband, president George H.W. Bush, has died.
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Surveillance powers used on suspected illegal tobacco sellers in Durham

Surveillance powers used on suspected illegal tobacco sellers in Durham

Surveillance powers have been used twice this year by council snoopers trying to root out illegal tobacco sellers.

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There will be a second debate on Syria today.

'Not in my name' - 12 things you said about airstrikes in Syria

Two-thirds of readers have backed the idea of MPs getting to vote over airstrikes in Syria.

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Theresa May addresses MPs

Hartlepool MP slams decision not to recall Parliament over Syria airstrikes

Hartlepool MP Mike Hill has condemned the Prime Minister’s failure to recall Parliament before authorising air strikes in Syria.

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Should MPs get a vote regarding any future airstrikes in Syria?

Bombing Syria was in Britain's national interest and has had strong international support, Theresa May will insist as she tells Parliament why she ordered the attack.
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A Tornado GR4 in Cyprus

Tornados and Storm Shadow cruise missiles: The weaponry used to strike against Syria

Four Royal Air Force Tornados GR4s joined the strikes against Syria, launching Storm Shadow missiles at a base 15 miles west of Homs.
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Prime Minister Theresa May during a press conference in 10 Downing Street, London on the air strikes against Syria. Picture by Simon Dawson/PA Wire

UK missile strikes in Syria 'right and legal", says Theresa May

The Prime Minister has defended the air strikes carried out by the UK. USA and France on suspected chemical weapons sights in Syria as "right and legal".

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Do you think there should be minimum standards for hospital food? Picture: PA.

Vote: Should there be mandatory minimum standards for hospital food?

There should be "mandatory minimum standards" for hospital food, Labour has said.

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Plans for 12 new affordable homes approved

Plans for 12 new affordable homes approved

Plans to build 12 new homes in Peterlee have been given the go-ahead by Durham County Council.

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Hartlepool Civic Centre

Report reveals four staff earning more than £100,000 at Hartlepool Borough Council

The number of Hartlepool Borough Council employees earning more than £100,000 a year is revealed today.

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There were more than 10,000 recorded crimes in Hartlepool in 2017.

Double-digit crime rise in Hartlepool in one year

Crime in Hartlepool increased by more than 20% in one year as the town’s MP claims police cuts are affecting public safety.

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Little Black Book

Hartlepool lap dancing bar changes approved by councillors

Councillors went against the advice of their own officers to support a planning application for a lap dancing bar.

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Sugar tax

What you need to know about the sugar tax

The new sugar tax came into play today as part of Government measures to help curb diet-related health issues in the UK.

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Prime Minister Theresa May has promised to keep the country united. Picture: PA.

'That the North East will get left behind' - you tell us what worries you about Brexit

With less than a year to go until Brexit, we asked you to tell us your biggest concern about our nation's exit from the EU.

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Today's tax changes will take 52,000 people in the region out of paying income tax altogether.

Tax cuts benefit 1.2 million people in the North East from today

Families in the North East will see a welcome boost to their finances today, thanks to income tax cuts.

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The Taxi Rank in Raby Road

Concern over loopholes in Hartlepool’s taxi-licensing laws

Hartlepool licensing chiefs have been urged to look at outdated taxi laws to help keep convicted drivers off the roads.

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