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£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.

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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%.

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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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The very areas which voted Leave will be hardest hit by Brexit.

Why areas which voted Leave will be hardest hit by Brexit

The very areas of the UK which voted Leave in June 2016 are likely to be the ones hardest hit by Brexit.

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Hartlepool MP Mike Hill

Mike Hill MP: Good to see elderly people being cared for in Hartlepool

It truly is good news that more and more of our elderly citizens in need of care are being looked after in Hartlepool, and are not being placed in residential homes outside of town.

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Unions are warning that one in seven children of public sector workers will be living in poverty by the end of next month.

Thousands of children of public sector workers are now living in poverty, research shows

One in seven children of public sector workers will be living in poverty by the end of next month, unions are warning.

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The European Parliament in Strasbourg

Hartlepool MP urges Government to get to grips with Brexit as fears grow over North East impact

Business and political leaders have urged the Government to get to grips with Brexit after warnings the North East could be hardest hit by the UK leaving the European Union.

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Health chief’s promise over maternity services at North Tees for Hartlepool mums-to-be

Health chief’s promise over maternity services at North Tees for Hartlepool mums-to-be

A health chief has promised that consultant-led maternity services will not be centralised at just one hospital in a shake up of the NHS.

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There are fears that the TMD Friction factory could close if plans for almost 200 homes to be built nearby get the go-ahead.

Call for rethink on major homes plan for Hartlepool

Housing bosses have been urged to withdraw plans for a major development in Hartlepool after a warning hundreds of jobs would be at risk if it went ahead.

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The Houses of Parliament. Picture: PA.

Suspicious letter in Parliament contained 'non-harmful' white powder

Police investigating a suspicious letter delivered to an office in the Houses of Parliament found it contained white powder which was "non-harmful", the House of Commons said.
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Hartlepool Civic Centre

Backing for 4.9% council tax rise for Hartlepool households

Councillors have given their backing to increasing council tax by 4.9% from April.

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Hartlepool MP Mike Hill. Picture by FRANK REID

Police ‘stretched to the limit’ – MP demands more officers after 23% rise in crime in Hartlepool

Hartlepool MP Mike Hill says police are being “stretched to the limit” because of Government underfunding after crime increased by 23% at the end of last year.

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Hartlepool Civic Centre.

‘What do I have to show for this money?’ – anger at proposed council tax rise in Hartlepool

Mail readers have spoken out - with 80% saying they are against a proposed rise in council tax.

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Ministers have announced major changes to eligibility for free school meals.

Free school meals revamp 'could leave million children without hot food'

Labour has warned more than one million children could be left without hot food after ministers announced major changes to eligibility for free school meals.
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The site of the proposed crazy golf course at The Cliff, Seaton Carew. Picture by FRANK REID

Councillors hold back on crazy golf course decision

A decision on a new crazy golf course at Seaton Carew has been put on hold.

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The new chief constable of Cleveland Police Mike Veale, left, with police and crime commissioner Barry Coppinger.

War of words over appointment of new Cleveland Police chief constable

A war of words has broken out between two high profile figures over the appointment of Cleveland Police’s new chief constable.

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Hartlepool Civic Centre, in Victoria Road.

Hartlepool council departments face cuts of 40% amid £6million funding shortfall

Council bosses could be forced to cut the budget of some departments by up to 40% next year.

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Hartlepool Civic Centre

Hartlepool households face 6% council tax rise under budget plans

Council tax payers in Hartlepool could see their bills rise by almost six per cent if a proposal gets the go ahead.

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Sir Vince Cable, top left, has launched the specialist report.

Poll: Should there be a 'ring-fenced' tax for the NHS and social care?

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable has called for a new "ring-fenced" tax specifically to pay for the NHS and social care.

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Rossmere Park Care Centre Greenock Road. Picture by FRANK REID

Fewer care home residents are living outside Hartlepool

The number of elderly people living in care homes outside of Hartlepool has fallen dramatically after reaching an all time high for recent years.

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