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.

Just click on the links below our details of the stories themselves.

Monday’s brought reaction to Hartlepool’s Sophie Stokle whose signing dream was destroyed when X Factor judges told her she had no talent.

And Hartlepool united fans gave their backing to the postponement of the Leyton Orient clash.

‘Justic for our mum’ was the headline on Tuesday after a family won a legal fight against health chiefs after a series of blunders saw Margaret Davis suffer horrendous trauma in the months before she died.

The discovery of a dog on a stretch of coastline sparked a 999 search for it’s owner.

Wednesday brought the fantastic news of a 200 jobs boost for Hartlepool as Chancellor Gorge Osborne visited the Heerema factory (video) and gave an exclusive interview to the Mail.

There was a seal of approval for a bronze plaque that was stolen from the entrance to the Headland that was replaced.

In East Durham, demand is soaring for food parcels for poverty-stricken families – with 30 now being dished out each week.

We also brought the news that dozens of death investigations may be re-opened following the arrest of a former scenes of crime officer.

There was plenty of reaction to the Horden Horse Fair

Graffiti vandals were made to atone for their sins by meeting the priest of the church they attacked.

A referee who was left a broken nose after a pitch attack was back in the game.

Thursday brought breaking news of a Hartlepool man rushed to hospital with a suspected case of Legionnaires’ disease.

We also told a shop worker who bravely tackled a knife-wielding raider.

Builder who demolished a pillbox by mistake have promised action

And a fantastic story of a Hartlepool fisherman who landed a 10ft long, 380lb shark off the coast.

On Friday we revealed that child obesity levels are at a shocking level in Hartlepool.

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