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.
SUNDAY saw a dramatic air ambulance rescue after a man was slashed following a suspected street attack.
MONDAY saluted young stars with our video from the annual schools football awards night.
TUESDAY brought joy for the parents of a stillborn baby as they told how they were now expecting twins.
WEDNESDAY proved slippery for police inspector Lee Rukin after a 4ft snake was found behind a shop.
THURSDAY marked victory for local campaigners in their fight to keep heart services in the region.
FRIDAY told how a stabbing victim’s home had been burgled just hours after her death.
SATURDAY saw Hartlepool United new signing Simon Walton reveal why he had joined the club.