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Time running out to have say on housing future in Hartlepool

The Northern Echo: Hartlepool Civic Centre

4:40pm Thursday 28th August 2014

PEOPLE are being urged to take the opportunity to have their say on the future of housing in Hartlepool.

Production to highlight WWI experiences of Tees Valley residents

The Northern Echo: Homecoming will commemorate war experiences of Tees Valley residents

3:27pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE wartime experiences of North-East residents lie at the heart of an upcoming theatrical production.

Four year sentence for pervert who set up hidden cameras to spy on young girls

The Northern Echo: SEX OFFENDER: John Jukes

5:44pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A PERVERT who spied on young girls using hidden cameras and also kept images of them has been jailed for more than four years.

Community groups urged to bid for NHS cash

12:37pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

COMMUNITY and volunteer groups are being urged to bid for a share of £400,000 to promote better health in Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland.

Charity mountain challenge backed by businessmen

The Northern Echo: MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE: Brian Morton (left) presents his sponsorship to Damien Wilson (right) and Councillor Stephen Akers-Belcher (centre) at the Hillcarter Hotel.

2:01pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

TWO leading businessmen have dug deep to back a man tackling a mountain climb to raise money for charity.

Crews tackle Crimdon caravan fire

11:33pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

FIRE crews dealt with a caravan on fire at Crimdon caravan park, near Hartlepool around 9pm tonight (Tuesday).

Councillors cleared following investigation into planning application vote

The Northern Echo: HOSPITAL VOTE: Artist's impression of the original new Wynyard Park Hospital which should have opened in 2015. No new impression of the smaller hospital is available.

2:19pm Monday 25th August 2014

TWO Hartlepool councillors have been cleared of any wrongdoing after an investigation into their actions at a planning meeting for the new £300 Wynyard hospital.

Plank of wood mugger robbed teenager of his mobile phone

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court

5:56pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A TEENAGER went out looking for someone to mug after getting into debt with his drug suppliers, a court heard.

Police appeal after man tries to get 16-year-old girl into car

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

9:50am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A 16-year-old girl was approached by a middle-aged male driver who tried to get her into his car.

Hartlepool man jailed after causing life-threatening injury to baby

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

7:15pm Monday 18th August 2014

A MAN who caused a life-threatening injury to a baby was jailed after being branded callous and remorseless by a judge.

Helping hand into the world of business

The Northern Echo: Hartlepool Civic Centre

2:44pm Friday 15th August 2014

YOUNG entrepreneurs are being urged to tap into a new cash fund to help them set themselves up in business.

School governors recognised for long service

The Northern Echo: School governors pictured at Hartlepool Town Hall after receiving awards for long service.

12:43pm Thursday 14th August 2014

TWENTY-THREE Hartlepool school governors have been recognised for their dedication and hard work.

16-year-old missing from Teesside found safe and well

The Northern Echo: Cleveland Police is appealing for information following a Hartlepool car chase

12:20pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A 16-year-old who went missing from Teesside has been found safe and well.

Sea cadets future is all ship shape

The Northern Echo: FUTURE SECURED: Members of Hartlepool Sea Cadets with (left to right) Eric Priest, President of Hartlepool Sea Cadets; Jeanette Henderson, Chairman of Hartlepool Youth; Robert Atkinson, Trustee of Hartlepool Youth; and Satpal Pandal, of Square One Law.

12:12pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

THE FUTURE of one of the country's most active Sea Cadets groups has been thanks to a charitable donation.

Merger of coroner services moves a step closer

The Northern Echo: Former Teesside Coroner Michael Sheffield who retired after 40 years in the post.

4:43pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A SHAKE up in the coroners’ service covering Teesside and Hartlepool has been given the seal of approval by Middlesbrough Council.

Spate of car break-ins

3:34pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

THIEVES have stolen wallets and mobile phones in a spate of car break-ins across the Billingham area.

Hartlepool nuclear reactors closed amid safety fears

The Northern Echo: Hartlepool nuclear power station.

1:45pm Monday 11th August 2014

ELECTRICITY company EDF has temporarily shut down reactors at Hartlepool nuclear power station after a fault was found at a plant in Lancashire.

Hartlepool parks retain prestigious awards

10:01am Sunday 10th August 2014

TWO parks in Hartlepool have retained a prestigious national quality award.

Building for the future while protecting the past

The Northern Echo: HERITAGE RESTORED:John Ashurst (second from left) with (from left) Councillor Robbie Payne of Hartlepool Council, Ben Hutchinson of BJS Builders and Glenn Young of the Heritage Craft Alliance.

4:35pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A PROJECT to help conserve and restore the region's traditional pre-1919 buildings has signed up its first apprentice.

Woman banned for pubs and clubs in home town

3:34pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A YOUNG woman has been barred from drinking in a town’s pubs and clubs after she was sentenced for a trio of assaults.

New street lights designed to save council money

The Northern Echo: LIGHTING CREW: The street light replacement project team.

6:00pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

WORK is about to begin on a £5m scheme to replace all of Hartlepool’s street lights.

UPDATED: Nine arrests after reports of man armed with weapon

The Northern Echo: Cleveland Police is appealing for information following a Hartlepool car chase

9:39am Friday 1st August 2014

NINE people have been arrested after police received reports of someone armed with a weapon in Hartlepool this morning.

Under starters orders for Hartlepool Big Lime Triathlon training

The Northern Echo: A “Try a Tri Day” is to be held on Saturday, August 30, cover bike skills, swimming drills, transition skills, core stability and putting on and removing a wetsuit in preparation for the Hartlepool Big Line Triathalon on August 21.

1:54pm Friday 1st August 2014

ATHLETES planning to enter the Hartlepool Big Lime Triathlon can get an insight into what it takes to compete in the endurance event.

Man in court on assault charges following incident in Hartlepool which saw 26-year-old seriously injured

The Northern Echo: Cleveland Police is appealing for information following a Hartlepool car chase

11:07pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A MAN is to be appear in court tomorrow charged with two assaults after an incident in Hartlepool.

Sealed with success - seal population hits 100 thanks to river clean-up

6:06pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THE seal population at an industrial centre has grown to 100.

Combine harvester's engine destroyed in fire at Greatham

11:15pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE engine of a combine harvester was destroyed by fire tonight (Wednesday).

Jobs secured as IT experts move into Hartlepool

5:33pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

AN IT provider is to officially move into Hartlepool to take on council work which will save Hartlepool Borough Council £1m a year and secure 235 jobs.

Man arrested in connection with assault that left victim in critical condition

The Northern Echo: MAN ARRESTED: Man arrested in connection with double assault in Hartlepool

4:47pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

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

Man identified and arrested in connection with assault that left victim in critical condition following CCTV appeal

The Northern Echo: Cleveland Police is appealing for information following a Hartlepool car chase

3:40pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

POLICE have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in relation to two serious assaults at the weekend, which left one victim in a critical condition in hospital.

New figures show 33 per cent increase in accident house fires across Cleveland

1:56pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have issued a warning to householders across Teesside after latest figures show a 33 per cent rise in accidental house fires.

Busy night for lifeboatmen following dramatic rescue

The Northern Echo: The life-raft used by two fishermen drifting at sea for nine hours. Picture courtesy of Hartlepool RNLI

3:32pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

LIFEBOATMEN were called out two more times in quick succession after a dramatic rescue last night. (Monday, July 28)

Senior police officers at Cleveland Police accused of conspiring to cover up institutional racism

The Northern Echo: Chief Constable of Cleveland Police Jacqui Cheer

9:19am Tuesday 29th July 2014

CLAIMS that senior officers at Cleveland Police conspired to cover up institutional racism will be investigated by an external police force, it has emerged.

Scaling new heights for charity

The Northern Echo: MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE: Damien Wilson (right) pictured climbing Mont Blanc with his cousin Mark Charlton in 2012.

2:56pm Monday 28th July 2014

AN intrepid council boss will be scaling new heights this autumn to raise money for charity.

Police investigate two serious assaults in Hartlepool

5:30pm Sunday 27th July 2014

TWO people were taken to hospital after separate street assaults in a short space of time.

Men go the extra miles for Cancer Research

The Northern Echo: MAN MILES: The Cancer Research Miles for Men race goes through Seaton Carew.          Picture: ANDY LAMB

5:12pm Sunday 27th July 2014

HUNDREDS of men and boys took part in the third Miles for Men run for Cancer Research today. SUN.

Keen gardeners challenged to enter competition

The Northern Echo: ALLOTMENT CONTEST: Allotment holders are being encouraged to take part in annual competition

12:15pm Friday 25th July 2014

Keen gardeners in Hartlepool are being invited to showcase their skills by entering the town’s Allotment Show.

Shortage of foster carers drives new appeal

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2:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FIVE councils in the Tees Valley have launched a joint appeal for more foster carers because the demand from children is outstripping the supply of homes.

Serial burglar once spared prison is jailed

The Northern Echo: FINALLY JAILED: James Wanley

6:53am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A SERIAL burglar who was once spared prison because it would have been "too easy" for him was back behind bars last night - for yet another break-in.

Mother who cultivated cannabis escapes jail

The Northern Echo: (8445351)

4:52pm Monday 21st July 2014

A MOTHER who allowed a crop of cannabis to be cultivated in her loft in return for cash to help pay off her debts has been given a four month jail sentence, suspended for 18 months.

Woman savaged by police dog searching for suspected criminal dies in hospital

The Northern Echo: : General view of Penrith Road in Middlesbrough following the incident. Picture: DAVID WOOD (8359113)

3:47pm Monday 21st July 2014

A WOMAN who was savaged by a police dog searching for a suspected criminal has died in hospital.

Police officers hurt trying to stop car

The Northern Echo: FATAL COLLISION: Cleveland Police appeal for witnesses to fatal collision on A19.

2:59pm Friday 18th July 2014

TWO police officers needed hospital treatment after being in a collision with car they were trying to stop in the early hours of this morning (Friday, July 18).

Rallying call for entries to Hartlepool horticultural show

The Northern Echo: Hartlepool Borough Hall where the show will take place

2:59pm Friday 18th July 2014

A RALLYING call has been issued to encourage people to enter the Hartlepool Horticultural Show next month.

Uncle of murderers cleared of witness intimidation

The Northern Echo: MURDER VICTIM: Mark Denton

3:11pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE uncle of two men serving life for a brutal axe killing was today (Thursday, July 17) cleared of trying to scare witnesses in the murder case.

Tees Valley could be a 'cultural giant' believes arts council boss

6:04am Thursday 17th July 2014

THE Tees Valley could create a ‘cultural giant’ if its politicians joined forces to promote local talent and attractions, according to the Chief Executive of the Arts Council.

Uncle of murderers goes on trial accused of intimidating witnesses

The Northern Echo: MURDER VICTIM: Mark Denton

5:08pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

THE uncle of two men who were convicted of a brutal axe murder has gone on trial accused of intimidating witnesses connected to the police investigation.

School celebrates its birthday with the Samba beat

The Northern Echo: BRAZILIAN CARNIVAL DAY: Olympic gymnast Craig Heap with pupils at West View Primary School in Hartlepool.

12:52pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A SCHOOL has celebrated its 60th anniversary with the help of a a Commonwealth gold medallist and a Samba beat.

Sunbed burst in flames with woman lying on it - claim

6:37pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A SUNBED company has disputed a woman's account that one of it's sunbeds burst into flames as a she lay on it.

Work underway on road safety scheme

The Northern Echo: BOTTLE NECK: Peter Frost, Hartlepool Council’s Highways, Traffic and Transport Team Leader, and Councillor Peter Jackson, Chair of the Council’s Neighbourhood Services Committee, at the rear of Hart Lane where the new parking areas are being c

6:28pm Monday 14th July 2014

WORK is underway on a £230,000 improvement scheme to tackle a long-standing traffic bottleneck in Hartlepool.

Sheep-shearing new and old on show at bird reserve

The Northern Echo: A CLOSE SHAVE: Shearer Jed Field shears another sheep at RSPB Saltholme's sheep day. Picture: TOM BANKS

7:56pm Sunday 13th July 2014

VISITORS to a wildlife reserve were treated to sheep shearing demonstrations new and old over the weekend.

A SPECIAL meeting will be held in Hartlepool next month to discuss proposals for a new housing development in the town.Prism Planning has requested a pre-application developer forum with Hartlepool Borough Council, which will take place in the Civic Centr

The Northern Echo: Hartlepool Civic Centre

3:10pm Friday 11th July 2014

Special meeting to look at proposal for 2,000 homes in Hartlepool

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