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MP calls for revival of town's hospital

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

HARTLEPOOL MP Iain Wright has called on health bosses to breath new life into his local hospital after plans to build a super-hospital at Wynyard were put on hold.

Regeneration scheme in Hartlepool worth £2.2m takes major step forward

6:17pm Friday 24th October 2014

A £2.2M REGENERATION scheme in the centre of Hartlepool has taken a major step forward.

Trainee teaching assistant in Hartlepool claims to be have sent home from school for having tattoos

The Northern Echo: Charlotte Tumilty, who says was sent home from a teaching placement for having tattoos. Photograph courtesy of the Hartlepool Mail

6:03pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A TRAINEE teaching assistant has claimed she was told to go home for having tattoos.

Affordable homes getting off the ground

The Northern Echo: AFFORDABLE HOUSING: Thirteen Group’s Director of Development and Regeneration Martin Hawthorne.

5:11pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WORK has started on two projects to help boost the number of affordable new homes on Teesside.

Chance to have say on housing future

The Northern Echo: Hartlepool Civic Centre

4:04pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

RESIDENTS are being urged to have their say on the future of housing in Hartlepool.

Residents' community safety concerns aired at meeting

The Northern Echo: PARTNERSHIP MEETING: Senior representatives from the Safer Hartlepool Partnership face questions from the public.

5:35pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

RESIDENTS were given the chance to air their views and concerns about the future direction of community safety priorities in their town.

Last chance to get tickets for charity masquerade ball

The Northern Echo: MASQUERADE BALL: Models Joanna Eaves, Poppy O'Hagan and Carmen Mallinson were the winning entries in the Masquerade Ball competition held by Redcar and Cleveland College earlier this year.

4:46pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

PARTYGOERS are being asked to don their finest disguises in aid of Breast Cancer Care.

Hartlepool fans pay tribute to road accident victim Rhys Hewitt

The Northern Echo:

2:29pm Sunday 19th October 2014

HARTLEPOOL United fans paid tribute to the son of a former player who was killed in a road accident last week.

Parent's tribute to "brave warrior" Ellie-Mae Morgan, 16, of Hartlepool who loses her fight against rare condition

The Northern Echo:

5:04pm Sunday 19th October 2014

THE parents of a teenager who lost her battle with a rare genetic disease have paid tribute to their "brave warrior."

Youth unemployment halves in Hartlepool - the biggest drop in the North-East

The Northern Echo: Award winners Paul Whitlock, Ashleigh Lynn, Mark Davison, Shona Newton-Smith and Rebecca Carter with some of the runners-up.

5:31pm Friday 17th October 2014

YOUTH unemployment has nearly halved in Hartlepool in two years, partly thanks to an innovative project which could be copied in other areas of the Tees Valley.

Plans unveiled for new £12m Cleveland Fire Brigade headquarters

The Northern Echo:

10:51am Friday 17th October 2014

A MULTI-million pound fire brigade headquarters is set to replace an existing building which is falling into disrepair.

Investor targeting Teesside steel mills plays down job cuts fears

The Northern Echo:

9:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

HUNDREDS of North-East steelworkers face an uncertain future after Tata Steel announced it was in talks to sell off its loss-making long products business.

Former Hartlepool United striker's 14-year-old son killed in collision with car

The Northern Echo:

12:46pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE schoolboy son of a former Hartlepool United player who died this morning after being struck by a car was passionate about sport, especially football, said his headteacher.

Dog owners told to clean up their act

3:03pm Thursday 16th October 2014

DOG owners are being reined in after letting their pets foul at a beach.

Sky's Jeff Stelling pulls the plug on his Twitter account following row

The Northern Echo: QUIT TWITTER: Football pundit Jeff Stelling quits social media site Twitter

5:13pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A FOOTBALL pundit has quit Twitter following a row involving his son's goalkeeping ability.

Family pays tribute to loving father who died followed assault

The Northern Echo: FAMILY MAN: Tributes have been paid to Hartlepool man MArk Dixon who died at the weekend.

4:37pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE family of a man who died following an assault in Hartlepool have paid tribute to a loving father.

Dismay as sale of Teesside steel operation by Tata considered

The Northern Echo: STRIKE WARNING: Unite says workers at Tata Steel’s Teesside Technology Centre could take action

10:15am Wednesday 15th October 2014

UNION chiefs have reacted with dismay to news that North-East steel firm Tata has signed a memorandum of understanding ahead of a possible sale of its Long Products Europe business.

Plea for help to tackle dog fouling problem

The Northern Echo: DOG FOULING: Enforcement officer Marjorie Unwin puts up a warning sign in Seaton Carew.

4:25pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

PEOPLE are being urged to help tackle a major dog fouling problem at a popular seaside resort.

UKIP targets North-East town

The Northern Echo: NOT WORRIED: Iain Wright MP speaking at the opening of the visitor centre at Hartlepool power station.

3:29pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

HARTLEPOOL has been identified by UKIP as its top target in the North-East at next year's general election.

Mayor of Hartlepool survives attempt to suspend him over disrepute claims

The Northern Echo: SURVIVED VOTE: Hartlepool Mayor Stephen Akers-Belcher, right, with council leader Christopher Akers-Belcher

9:11pm Monday 13th October 2014

A MAYOR accused of bringing his town into disrepute has seen off an attempt to suspend him.

Man 'armed himself with kitchen knives and threatened to stab police officer', court hears

The Northern Echo: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

8:31pm Sunday 12th October 2014

A TEENAGER armed himself with two kitchen knives and threatened to stab a police officer during a stand-off at a homeless hostel, a court heard.

Man dies following assault in Hartlepool last weekend

The Northern Echo: Cleveland Police are investigating the case of a man stabbed in the street

11:18am Sunday 12th October 2014

A MAN has lost his fight for life a week after suffering a violent assault, police have confirmed.

Time running out to secure place at Hartlepool's secondary schools

The Northern Echo: Hartlepool Civic Centre

10:19am Sunday 12th October 2014

PARENTS of children in Hartlepool due to move up to secondary school next September are reminded that they have until the end of this month to apply for places.

Community rallies round Husky as his stand off with the council continues

The Northern Echo:

5:49pm Saturday 11th October 2014

A PENSIONER fighting to protect his beloved collection of vintage machinery may be short in stature but he certainly has high standing in his community.

Man continues to fight for life

The Northern Echo: PENSIONER ROBBED: Hunt for man who targeted pensioner at Middlesbrough cash point

6:14pm Friday 10th October 2014

A FATHER continuing to fight for his life in hospital five days after being brutally attacked in Hartlepool town centre.

Dispassionate killer jailed for life after found guilty of murdering common law wife - hours after her brother's funeral

The Northern Echo:

11:14am Thursday 9th October 2014

A MAN who stabbed to death his common-law wife following a funeral for her brother was today found guilty of her murder.

Work starts on two new schools in Hartlepool

The Northern Echo: BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE: The first sod is cut at Manor College on Owton Manor Lane in Hartlepool after the receiving of multi-million pound government funding. With the spade and turf are head girl Erin Hanson (15) head boy Josh Wright (15) and head teach

5:54pm Thursday 9th October 2014

WORK has started on rebuilding two Hartlepool schools at a cost of nearly £17m.

Lottery funding to help protect Tees Valley's wildlife

1:09pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A WILDLIFE trust has received a massive financial boost after being awarded more than £400,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Criticism after military jets forced to avoid passenger plane

The Northern Echo: AIR ALERT: Hawk jets taking off from RAF Leeming

6:03am Thursday 9th October 2014

AIR traffic controllers have been criticised after two high-speed RAF fighter jets were forced to take evasive action to avoid a passenger plane.

Cleveland Police attempt to recover £500,000 paid to former chief constable Sean Price

The Northern Echo:

2:45pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

A DISGRACED chief constable has appeared in court as Cleveland Police attempt to recover more than £500,000 it says he should not have been paid while head of the force.

Solicitor arrested on suspicion of fraud

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police

6:33am Wednesday 8th October 2014

POLICE are investigating allegations of fraud at a North-East legal firm.

National campaign launched to save historic Hartlepool church

The Northern Echo:

12:05am Wednesday 8th October 2014

A HISTORIC former church has been identified as among the top ten most endangered Victorian buildings in England and Wales.

Man arrested over violent assault in Hartlepool

The Northern Echo: WOMAN ROBBED: A woman was pushed to the ground and robbed near the Flatts Lane car park near Middlesbrough.

6:09pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

A MAN has been arrested in connection with a serious assault that has left the victim in a critical condition in hospital.

Murder trial jury set for second day of deliberations

The Northern Echo: FATALLY STABBED: Angela Smeaton

6:07pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

A JURY will resume its deliberations tomorrow (Thursday October 9) in the trial of a man who stabbed his common-law wife to death.

Multi-million pound road improvement plans for south Stockton revealed

The Northern Echo: The Arriva six service will travel from Stillington to Stockton town centre via Hartburn once the council cuts its bus subsidies from April 1

7:40pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

NEARLY £19m is expected to be spent on improving Stockton's roads over the next two years.

Teenage fraudster given "final chance" by judge

The Northern Echo: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

1:35pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A TEENAGER who stole a mobile phone from a house party and then had a friend sell it for cash at a second-hand store was told by a judge he was being given a “final chance”.

Wheelchair-bound artist with cerebral palsy in Hartlepool to have work exhibited across Europe

The Northern Echo: BUDAPEST EXHIBITION: Artist Luke Walker of Hartleppol. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

6:45pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A WHEELCHAIR-BOUND artist with cerebral palsy who had never painted anything until four years ago is to have his works exhibited in a Budapest art gallery.

Welder tells murder trial jury he stabbed common law wife - but never meant to harm her

The Northern Echo: FATALLY STABBED: Angela Smeaton

3:24pm Monday 6th October 2014

A WELDER who stabbed his common-law wife to death told a jury of their tempestuous relationship - but said he never wanted to harm her.

Mercy dash lands man back in court

The Northern Echo: COURT DATE: Teesside Crown Court

5:02pm Monday 6th October 2014

A MAN’s mercy dash to help a friend whose house was on fire landed him with a nine month jail sentence.

Efforts to improve workers' health in Hartlepool recognised by Government

The Northern Echo: Louise Wallace, Hartlepool’s Director of Public Health, receives the award from Public Health Minister Jane Ellison

12:42am Saturday 4th October 2014

HARTLEPOOL Borough Council has been recognised by the Public Health Minister Jane Ellison in her first award scheme for its efforts in increasing the health of its workforce.

Murder accused told nurse "I've lost the best thing I ever had"

6:13pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A MAN accused of fatally stabbing his common law-wife said her death meant he had “lost the best thing he ever had”.

Man tells 999 operator: "I've just killed my's f*****g disgraceful", court told

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court

5:27pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MAN who killed his common-law wife hours after her brother's funeral called 999 and said: "I've just killed my wife who I've been with for 29 years. It's f*****g disgraceful," a court heard.

Man stabbed in leg with screwdriver

The Northern Echo:

2:17pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MAN has been stabbed in the leg with a screwdriver after confronting a thief outside his Middlesbrough home.

90-year-old celebrates 40 years of RNLI service

The Northern Echo: Edgar Atkinson receives his Certificate of thanks from Hartlepool RNLI Operations Manager, Mike Craddy

12:26pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE 90-year-old treasurer of Hartlepool's RNLI celebrated his birthday - and 40 years' service with the charity.

Row with "ex" turned to violence outside castle wedding party

The Northern Echo: Ex-finance manager given suspended prison sentence at Durham Crown Court for defrauding small Crook company

7:04pm Monday 29th September 2014

AN ALCOHOLIC "punched the living daylights" out of his ex-partner at a wedding party.

Spat between Hartlepool Radio and leading councillors reported to police

6:40pm Monday 29th September 2014

A SPAT between bosses of a radio station and leading councillors has been reported to police.

Traffic delays expected as work starts on busy Hartlepool town centre junction

11:26am Saturday 27th September 2014

WORK is to begin today, (September 29) on a ten-week scheme to improve a busy town centre junction in Hartlepool.

Tees Valley heritage restoration apprenticeship scheme expands

The Northern Echo: FUTURE GENERATION: Pictured from left to right are apprentices Marcus Lloyd, Andrew Snowdon, Aaron Weldrake, Liam Parkinson and John Ashurst, with, far left, Jamie Borthwick, and, back right, Glenn Young and Councillor Robbie Payne, chairman of Hartlepool

1:06pm Friday 26th September 2014

A PIONEERING scheme to increase the number of qualified craftspeople to help conserve and restore the Tees Valley's traditional pre-1919 buildings is growing.

Calamity for Hartlepool Deputy Mayoress who missed Royal visit after becoming stuck in lift

The Northern Echo:

6:03am Thursday 25th September 2014

HER hair had been styled specially and her best official outfit donned... but there was disaster for the Hartlepool's Deputy Mayoress when Princess Anne came to town.

Bikers make annual pilgrimage to dog rehoming centre to donate food supplies

The Northern Echo: DONATION THANKS: The Hartlepool Misfits MCC and the Estonians and Teesriders MCC with staff and volunteers from Dogs Trust Darlington

3:18pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A DOG rehoming charity has thanked a group of bikers who donated a large supply of food to its North East centre.

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