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Prime Minister’s response to question on Hartlepool’s hospital was ‘rude and unacceptable’ says MP

Hartlepool MP Mike Hill has criticised Prime Minister Theresa May for failing to acknowledge Hartlepool hospital in Parliament.

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MPs have hit out at the funding of transport in the North East.

Transport cash funding targeted by MPs upset over region’s share

North East MPs have hit out at the Government with a claim it has lumped together our region with the North West to mask its lack of investment in our transport systems.

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Ann Baxter Chair of the Teeswide Safeguarding Adults Board

Reports of adults suffering abuse are going up

Concerns about adults potentially being abused have continued to rise in recent years.

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MPs return their result in the House of Commons, London, where the Government has suffered its first defeat over the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill after MPs supported a Tory rebel amendment for a "meaningful vote" on any Brexit deal by 309 votes to 305, majority four. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday December 13, 2017. See PA story COMMONS Brexit. Photo credit should read: PA Wire

Hartlepool MP sets out why he supported Brexit amendment

Hartlepool MP Mike Hill says the Government’s defeat over key Brexit legislation was a “vote for demoracy”.

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Here's when benefits will be paid over the Christmas period.

Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid early - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas can usually be a difficult time financially, but it's especially tough if you're relying on benefits.
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Linda Parker manager at the Hartlepool Bereavement Service and chairman Edgar Coulson in the Service office in Park Road, Hartlepool, which may close due to lack of funding.

Appeal to help save bereavement service before it shuts down on Christmas Eve

Hartlepool MP Mike Hill has intervened in an effort to save a “vital” service for the bereaved which is set to close by Christmas due to lack of funding.

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Hartlepool resident Eric Hughes who is living well with dementia, Hospital of God Director David Granath, and manager of The Bridge Laura Robinson show their support for dementia with Alzheimers Society forget-me-not flowers

Dementia cases in Hartlepool expected set to see big rise in coming years

A large increase in the number of people in Hartlepool with dementia is predicted in the next 13 years.

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Hartlepool MP Mike Hill.

Hartlepool MP swaps Christmas cards for hospice donation

Two MPs are backing charity this Christmas.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker address a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May, met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker early Friday morning following crucial overnight talks on the issue of the Irish border (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

What happens next with Brexit?

Now that the European Commission has agreed that "sufficient progress" has been made on the UK's EU withdrawal deal, what happens next?
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Theresa May has to satisfy demands from the Irish and the Democratic Unionist Party for Brexit talks to progress. Picture by PA

Brexit talks can finally move on to trade and future relationship between UK and EU after deal agreed

The European Commission has announced that "sufficient progress" has been made in the first phase of Brexit talks.
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Nurses deserve a pay rise.

Mike Hill MP: The way we are treating our nurses shames this Government

With the government totally bogged down in a Brexit quagmire of epic proportions, you could be forgiven for thinking that the needs of the country have been put on hold. Well, they haven’t as far as the Labour opposition is concerned

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Our new Local Democracy Reporter will cover meetings at Hartlepool Civic Centre

Hartlepool Mail and BBC unveil new Democracy Reporter partnership

The Hartlepool Mail and BBC today unveil exciting plans to improve coverage of local democracy across South Tyneside.

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Prime Minister Theresa May.

Two due in court charged with plot to kill Prime Minister Theresa May, according to reports

Two men are due in court on terror charges on Wednesday after reportedly plotting to assassinate the Prime Minister.

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From left, Edwin Jeffries, Hartlepool Unison Branch Secretary, Clare Williams, Unison Northern regional secretary, Coun Stephen Thomas, chairman of Hartlepool Councils Adult Services Committee and Jill Harrison, director of Adult & Community Based Services at Hartlepool Council.

Hartlepool Council backs campaign to support care workers

Council chiefs have signed a declaration supporting care workers in Hartlepool.

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Inspirations Garden Centre Tanfield Road, Hartlepool Picture by FRANK REID

Council-run Inspirations Garden Centre faces axe as part of £2.7million cuts

A council-run garden centre looks set to close as part of a further package of cuts totalling £2.7million.

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Hartlepool Civic Centre

Council fears as changes to care of people with disabilities could see reduction in hospital beds

Councillors have raised concerns about planned changes to the way Hartlepool people with learning difficulties and complex needs are cared for.

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UKIP Leader Henry Bolton in the Cosmopolitan Pub. Picture by FRANK REID

UKIP leader says more investment needs to be made in towns like Hartlepool during visit

The new leader of UKIP says the Government has failed to invest in coastal communities such as Hartlepool while on a visit to the town.

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Hartlepool Borough Councils Household Waste Recycling Centre in Burn Road.

Council’s verdict on flytipping fears after new DIY charges brought in

New charges to dispose of do-it-yourself rubbish at a recycling centre imposed by council chiefs have not led to more flytipping incidents, according to officials.

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Green Street, Hartlepool where there are plans for a drive through Starbucks

Starbucks drive-through approved: New coffee outlet will ‘rejuvenate’ area and create jobs, says councillor

Councillors have granted planning permission for a drive through Starbucks to be built in Hartlepool.

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