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’s Mail brought the shocking story of a predator caged for more than four years after grooming schoolgirls on Facebook

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And another twin-credible story of identical siblings Samual and Jacob Davis who had a double-decker bus named after them!

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Monday brought the story of an award-winning school worker who has appeared in court on sex charges.

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And we brought you a great video report from the classic car show that rolled into Hartlepool.

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A drugs gang jailed for for 26 years stole the headlines on Tuesday.

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While Hartlepool United mascot H’Angus, Scott Llewellyn talked about his plans to hang up his monkey suit after seven years in the role.

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Tuesday also brought a video report from a parade of more than 100 past and present members of Hartlepool Girls’ Brigade who gathered to mark the organisations 90th birthday.

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Doting couple Deborah Langley and Andrew Mullen were the toast of the town on Wednesday after they were crowned the 2012 Bride of the Year winners.

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And ‘Torched’ was also the headline of the day as parish councillor Sue Watson told how her prize classic car was destroyed during a wrecking spree by arsonists in Greatham Village.

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On Thursday Harry and Katie Gray told their heartbreaking story of facing a future without a dad after his life was cruelly claimed by a “forgotten cancer” at just 44.

The two youngsters, aged nine and six, were just babies when Stephen Gray was struck down in 2007 with mesothelioma, an asbestos-related illness that kills hundreds of people every year.

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Text your family you are going to die’ was the shocking headline for this story on Thursday when a victim of domestic violence relived her horror ordeal to praise a vital service

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On Friday we brought the story of a mum pleading for help in the hunt for a hit-and-run driver who left her son with serious injuries.

And we also told the funny story, complete with video report, of how a falcon expert is letting birds

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