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Hartlepool News

FREE BUS: (Left to right) Heugh Gun Battery re-enactor Gerry Raffell, bus driver Lawrence Fenwick and Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience Operations Manager Emma Dowson prepare to board the Hartlepool Explorer Bus.

Free bus service will link town's summer holiday attractions

FOOTBALL: Hoping for the England call (from left) Adam Sowerby, David McCormack, Amy Caisley and Michael McLean.

Homeless hopefuls dreaming of World Cup in Amsterdam

POCKET ROCKET: Kerrianne Covell on a visit to performing arts students at Stockton Riverside College. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

North-East musicians to perform at region's airshow

THUG: Andrew Foulds grins and jokes as he leaves court after the judge spared him a prison sentence

Grinning thug who fractured girlfriend's skull after she ended relationship walks free

PICTURES: Russell Chapman

Pensioner's secret child abuse pics were revealed during mobile phone repair

Cash seized as a result of the operation

Drugs cartel members jailed for plan to flood region with £30m of heroin and cocaine

Phillip Knight arrives at Teesside Crown Court

Man snared by paedophile hunters walks free as he was offended against as a child

Blind man chosen to represent military charity on Armed Forces Day

FESITVAL: The derelict shopping centre Jacksons Landing on Hartlepool Marina which is expected to host a music festival for 5,000 people in September

Derelict council-owned shopping centre in Hartlepool could provide musical festival venue

REDUNDANCY: Eight job are set to go as Hartlepool College of Further Education hit with £600,000 budget cuts

College losing jobs as budget cuts take effect

RUBBISH: (Left to right) PCs Tony Oliver and Neil Gannon of the Hartlepool Integrated Neighbourhood Team, Kate Ainger, projects officer in the council’s community safety and engagement team, and Paul Remington of the council’s private sector housing t

Rubbish blowing in the wind results in warning letters to businesses

Man absconded from prison three weeks before release date

Man absconded from prison three weeks before release date

SMASH: The car, minus roof, involved in the A19 accident. PICTURE: Callum Parry

Firefighters cut off roof of vehicle following A19 crash

HELP: Tees Valley Rural Community Council wants volunteer drivers for a transport scheme it operates

Drivers wanted for community transport scheme

Tata steel workers across the North-East have called off a strike over pensions due to start on Monday

Tata Steel dispute: Strike called off as unions recommend workers accept last ditch deal

STRIKING VISITOR: The rare squacco heron.

VIDEO: Rare heron stops off at RSPB Saltholme

DELIGHTED: Iain Wright

Europe is the priority for new business committee chief Iain Wright

OUTDOOR: Naomi Wilkinson with pupils from Grange Primary School at the new outdoor learning area in Hartlepool.

Children's TV star opens new 'outdoor classroom' of nature in Hartlepool

DIRECTOR: Matt Matharu, who was jailed at Teesside Crown Court earlier this year, and is a director of Four Winds Care Limited

Residents moved out of care home blasted as inadequate by inspector

ATTRACTION: The Museum of Hartlepool comes out on top across Tees Valley.

Museum of Hartlepool proves most popular free visitor attraction

FASHION: 21-year old Chloe Bethwaite working on her designs.

Fashion students show off their talents on catwalk

RNLI: The Lord Lieutenant of County Durham, Sue Snowdon, at the naming ceremony of Hartlepool RNLI’s new Atlantic 85 lifeboat, Solihull.

No better legacy - celebrated Hartlepool RNLI lifeboat named in memory of war veteran

TRIAL: Teesside Crown Court

Ports operator denies it was responsible for dock worker's death

STEPPING DOWN: Jacqui Cheer

Cleveland Chief Constable announces plans to retire

CHALLENGE: Coast to Coast charity cycle ride.

Cycle charity ride to help the homeless

EXHIBITION: Glenn Todd, 22, from Normanby, Middlesbrough with designs for his final degree show.

Exhibition showcasing design students' talents

Former Hartlepool Mail editor Harry Blackwood who has been involved in a legal battle involving an assault while he was cycling.  Pictured near his home at Hesledon, Hartlepool. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Former editor says he will take legal action against police after being acquitted in court

OBSESSION: Daniel Forrest

Pervert with 'vile obsession' jailed for trying to groom schoolgirl

ACQUITTED: Harry Blackwood arrives at Teesside Magistrates' Court.

Former editor of the Hartlepool Mail tells of relief after being acquitted of road rage charges

Closed down: The factory outlet centre when it first closed down in 2004

Music festival could be held at empty former shopping outlet

TYPOGRAPHY: A quartet of Teesside University design students earned international recognition for their work in typography. Pictured Josh Davies, Linda Hjortland Carlsen, Victor Dina and Mark Longsworth.

Students' designs receive international recognition

TRIATHLON: Teesside school pupils taking part in a previous Tata Kids of Steel Triathlon Saltburn Leisure Centre.

Youngsters gearing up for triathlon event

VOLUNTEERS: Call for more volunteers to come forward in Hartlepool. Pictured: (Front row, left-right) Spanish students Jo Bramley, Anne Long and Barbara Moody with (back row) tutor Jayne Anderson and volunteer Jesús Romero.

Plea for volunteers to step up

RETIRED: Dave Stubbs on his final day in office.

Chief executive retires after long and distinguished Council career

SEW HARD: Last minute preparations for students Hannah Barry, Stephanie Baxter and Jennifer Hickman

Tees fashion students score success in their first ever show

MAYOR: Stephen Akers-Belcher who is standing down as Hartlepool mayor

Charity fund-raising success for controversial mayor

East Durham College student is best beautician

TRAGIC: Hayley Keane, from Hartlepool, with her late son, Simon John Foster, who died when he was just three days old after contracting Group B Streptococcus

Hartlepool mum backs GBS screening campaign

COMMUNITY: Donna Easby (left) of NPS and Kirsty Swanson of Hartlepool Borough Council are pictured with the application forms.

Thousands of pounds up for grabs for community groups

DANGER: Ian Harrison with some of the barbecues purchased locally which don’t carry relevant safety information.

Warning issued on the possibly fatal dangers of taking disposable barbecues into enclosed spaces

Teesside Combined Court Centre, Middlesbrough.

Jail for pervert pensioner who was wearing red knickers when police called

TRAINING: Victims of human trafficking are suffering in the North-East, a human rights charity has warned at an event hosted by Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger.

Spotlight on human trafficking focused on Teesside

Good news for Boro fans as Bank Holiday rail strike averted

Extra rail services laid on for Boro fans getting to and from Wembley after rail strike called off

CLEAN BEACH: Debbie Kershaw, Hartlepool Council’s Quality and Safety Officer, raises the Seaside Award flag at Seaton Carew

Seaton Carew beach wins cleanliness aware once again

BOWLED OVER: A nine-strong syndicate of indoor bowlers from Hartlepool have won £343,643 on the Lotto draw from Saturday, May 9. The members are Philip and Ann Quinn, Joanne Lightowler, Mark Squirrel, John Wells, Michael Broome, Reggie Cuthbert-Smith, Co

Lotto syndicate bowled over by their win

Hope for Middlesbrough fans travelling to Wembley as challenge issue to rail strike ballot

Boro at Wembley: Hope for Middlesbrough fans travelling to Wembley as challenge issued to rail strike ballot

ELECTION: Christopher Akers-Belcher, leader of Hartlepool Council at the Mill House leisure centre which hosted the 2015 election count

Hartlepool leader tells of his optimism for the town

ARMY TRAINING: The Army is to help out-of-work youngsters in a joint project in Hartlepool

Army to help out-of-work youth

IMPRESSED: Danny Posthill from Hartlepool scored four ‘yeses’  from the celebrity panel of judges with his comedy routine which included impersonations of John Bishop, Gary Barlow, David Beckham and Michael McIntyre on ITV's Britain's Got Talent.

Danny Posthill from Hartlepool makes a big impression on Britain's Got Talent

TASTY: Atindra Naskar head chef at Raj Bari in Yarm, pictured with company director Jamal Niah, front of house staff Rituparna Naskar and executive chef Salim Siddique, has won a Chef of the Year award Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Yarm's Raj Bari wins yet another award

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