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.

Would a ban benefit children?

Vote: Should mobile phones be banned in the classroom?

Head teachers across the UK should ban mobile phones in the classroom, the Culture Secretary has said.

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How Hartlepool officials will help families stay fit and active

Councillors have welcomed a £364,000 project coming to Hartlepool to support families to get active and play sport.

Up to �2.5m could be earmarked for road and street works across Hartlepool

Hartlepool estates in line for at least £1.6million to improve roads and streets

At least £1.6m is set to be spent improving Hartlepool’s roads and footpaths after councillors supported how to invest savings.

Danielle Harrison and Coldstream Guardsman Josh Obeirne are given a Guard of Honour by fellow Coldstream Guardsmen after their wedding at the Grand Hotel, Hartlepool Picture by FRANK REID

Queen’s Guardsman marries sweetheart at home town hotel

From Trooping the Colour to marching down the aisle - Queen’s Guardsman Joshua Obeirne had quite a week.

Hartlepool Civic Centre

The £1.5 million spending plans to make Hartlepool safer and look smarter

A host of improvements are to be carried out across Hartlepool as part of £1.5 million plans to invest in regeneration, safety and the wellbeing.

North Cemetery at the junction of Hart lane and Raby Road. Picture by FRANK REID

Plans for new dog order zones at Hartlepool beach and cemetery

Two new areas could be added to locations where enforcement officers have the powers to take action against owners who fail to take control of their dogs.

Hartlepool MP Mike Hill.

Hartlepool MP slams Government’s Universal Credit scheme after damning report is released

Hartlepool MP Mike Hill has hit out at the Government’s “shambles” flagship benefit scheme after it was criticised in a damning official report.


Tory MP blocks bid to make upskirting a specific criminal offence

A bid to make upskirting a specific criminal offence has been blocked by a Tory MP.

Government's controversial Universal Credit scheme criticised in damning new report

The Government's flagship benefit scheme has not delivered value for money, its roll out has been slower than intended and has caused hardship for many people, according to a damning official report.

Hartlepool MP Mike Hill

Why Hartlepool MP voted with Government on Brexit proposals

Hartlepool MP Mike Hill has explained why he chose to defy his own party leader and voted against attempts to keep the UK in the European Economic Area after Brexit.

Hartlepool Borough Council is set to consult on the use of Chinese lanterns and balloon releases on its land.

Hartlepool to get chance to have a say on future of balloon and Chinese lantern releases

Hartlepool will have its say on whether balloon and Chinese lantern releases should be allowed in a bid to protect the environment.

Traffic on the northbound A19 backed-up due to a accident on the approach to Testo's Roundabout.

Vow to keep up pressure and make A19 a safer route

A North East MP has vowed to keep up pressure on the Government to take action to make the A19 safer.

A lantern release.

Calls to ban balloon and Chinese lantern releases in Hartlepool after fears over animal deaths

A consultation is being planned that could see balloon and Chinese lantern releases banned in areas of Hartlepool.

Hartlepool Borough Council leader Christopher Akers-Belcher.

£1.6m council savings could fix potholed roads and pavements

Hartlepool’s roads and pavements could be improved as councillors decide on ways to use a significant budget saving.

We asked if your vote would be the same in a general election held today.

Here's how you would vote if the UK held a general election today

It's one year today since we headed to the polls for the general election - so we wanted to know if the last 12 months have changed your vote.

Ray Martin-Wells announced he was resigning last month.

By-election to take place in Hartlepool next month as councillor steps down

A by-election is to be held in Hartlepool next month after a long-standing councillor stepped down.
Mike Hill being congratulated by Lib Dem candidate Andy Hage on winning the General Election one year ago this week.

Mike Hill MP: I truly remain proud as punch to serve you a year on from the General Election

My first thoughts on writing this week’s column are of course with Richard Lee. To undergo the nightmare of the possibility that the body of your two-year-old daughter might be found after almost 37 years on a German riverbank is one thing; to discover that is not the case is another.

How did you vote in last year's general election?

Poll: How would you vote if a general election was held in the UK today?

It's been one year since UK voters went to the polls in the last general election.
Left-right: Peter Frost, Hartlepool  Council's Highways, Traffic and Transport Team Leader, Councillor Paul Beck and Councillor Brenda Loynes at the Hart Lane traffic lights.

Hartlepool junction lights get upgrade

Traffic lights at a busy Hartlepool intersection have been upgraded by highway officials.

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