Your 7-day catch-up

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Welcome to Your 7-Day catch-up where we bring you a round-up of the top stories featured on your Hartlepool Mail website throughout the week.

Saturday brought the sickening story of cruel vandals who skewered prize pigeons on fence spikes at an allotment. Click here

Coronation street star Jennie McAlpine, who plays Fizz in the soap, turned out at Hartlepool’s Owton Manor Social Club to support a charity night. Click here for more

Monday brought the amazing story of little Billy Ellis who saved the life of his unborn sister. Click here

We also told how 700 people were caught using mobile phones at the wheel in the last three years as drivers continue to flout the law. Click here

Tuesday brought news of the 120mph drive of shame after a former soldier banned from the roads beat his partner, took her car and then led police on a chase. Click here

Ex-pat Poolie Trevor Mason got in touch with us from America and brought news and pictures of hail stones the size of golf balls falling on his home during killer storms in the USA. More here

We also brought you a video report on a silent tribute to rugby stalwart Reg Turner. Click here

Wednesday was a bitter pill to swallow....when we told of health watchdogs demanding answers after 437 NHS medication blunders in 12 months. Click here for more on this story

And it was spot the difference after the bizarre story of conservation chiefs objecting to a pensioner’s plan for double glazings despite a neighbouring home being granted permission for similar windows six years before. click here to read more.

Thursday was an Olympic dream as Hartlepool’s swimming sensation Jemma Lowe qualified for London 2012. More here

And there was more good news for our Work in Progress campaign as a college stepped in to help our jobseekers.

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Friday brought the story of a councillor left stunned after he made a report about dumped rubbish and was then reported to standards watchdogs for fly-tipping.

Army veteran Allan Barclay, 58, had his name “dragged through the mud” for nine months before he was finally cleared of any wrong doing.

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Friday also brought the story of 10 soccer hooligans from Hartlepool being forced to hand over their passports ahead of football’s European championships in the summer click here

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