Reasons to love Hartlepool - 27 things which make our town a great place to live, as campaign launched after Skint Britain
From our wonderful coastline to our maritime heritage, our friendly folk and kind hearts, Hartlepool is a great place to live.
As council chiefs launch the "Love Hartlepool" campaign to combat the "unfair" portrayal of the town in Channel 4's Skint Britain: Friends Without Benefits, we look at some of the many things to celebrate about our town.
1. The seaside on our doorstep
It is easy to take it for granted living where we do, but were lucky to have the sea on our doorstep and some amazing beaches.