Your seven-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 story of 13-year-old Matthew Whitworth who suffered a swollen eye and bruising after he was beaten by a man. Click here

We also told the story of talented Phoebe Ditchburn who is set for action after being nominated for a film critic award – even though she is just five years old. See our video report Click here

Monday brought news of the planned Olympic torch route through east Durham and Hartlepool and the amazing story of Ian Richardson who vows to carry the torch in memory of his wife and daughter who were tragically killed in a car crash. Click here

Monday also brought a day of celebration to mark the launch of a new community bus for the award-winning Rifty youth project. click here for more

On Tuesday we brought you the story of brave schoolboy Bradley Doyle who is battling cancer at the age of 12. click here

And Hartlepool Mayor Stuart Drummond came out in favour of his beloved Hartlepool United and over the future of the sale of land around Victoria Park. Click here

On Wednesday mum Cindy Collins, who almost lost her life in a fire that ripped through her home, relived the horror in a bid to save lives. Click here

And Hartlepool United new signing Ryan Noble made a vow to break Pools’ goal drought. Click here

Thursday brought reaction from the Budget and town leaders called on Chancellor George Osborne

to give reassurances that Hartlepool will share on one million jobs pledged for the next five years. Click here

And the latest Hartlepool united round-up ahead of their next game against Yeovil from our Frank n hopeful video blog. Click here

On Friday we brought you the Pride of Hartlepool and all the news from a fantastic night off celebration at the Mail’s annual awards night Click here

‘We wuz robbed’ say police after losing a charity football clash on Friday . Follow the think to see a great video report of the event. Click here

Friday also brought the devastating breaking news that the town had lost a multi-million pound wind-farm contract which was set to bring hundreds of jobs to the town.