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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

VESTRY: Hartlepool Council Leader Councillor Christopher Akers-Belcher (left) and Catcote Academy Head Teacher Alan Chapman (right) sample cuisine from Catcote students (rear) James Clarke, Christopher Scott and Robert Kitching and (front) Helen Taylor at

Cafe serves up new delights in art gallery

ART: The play stars Eleanor Crawford and Ree Collin

Hard hitting play takes to the stage for the first time at the Arc

FUNNY WALK: Patrick Monahan

Comics to raise more than laughs with funny walk along Hadrian's Wall

Do you recognise this bush?

Do you recognise this bush?

MISSING: Scott Fletcher

Police to search area of County Durham today following disappearance of Hartlepool man Scott Fletcher

MANSLAUGHTER: A man was accused of manslaughter at Teesside Crown Court todayWEDMAY13

Man accused of manslaughter at Teesside Crown Court

MISSING: Scott Fletcher who has been missing for four years.

Police return to lay-by where missing Hartlepool man was last seen

RECOUNT: The Labour group has narrowly missed out on an overall majority following third recount.

Labour narrowly miss out on overall control of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

SPEED KILLS: A file photo of a police officer operating a speed gun.

Almost 90 drivers a day stopped for speeding during Durham and Cleveland campaign

CASE REVIEW: Scott Fletcher

Police review missing man case

MISSING: Scott Fletcher from Hartlepool has not been seen since May 11, 2011.

Renewed appeal on the anniversary of Hartlepool man's disappearance

OLD: The new hospital was expected to replace the University Hospital of North Tees, Stockton

New hospital 'still possible' despite land sale

AWARD: Dave Scott receives his award from Hartlepool’s Director of Public Health Louise Wallace.

Award for dedicated Hartlepool walker

RARE BIRD: Red Throated Pipit on Seaton Common Pic: Martyn Sidwell

Rare Pipit brings bird watchers flocking

WARNING: Mandelson

Union influence must be ended, says former Hartlepool MP Lord Mandelson

The scales of justice statue outside Teesside crown court. (25164009)

Householder returned home after family bereavement to find she'd been burgled

Hartlepool United urge fans to 'think carefully' before voting for Labour candidate who condemned efforts to sign rapist Ched Evans

Hartlepool United urges fans to 'think carefully' before voting for Labour candidate who condemned efforts to sign rapist Ched Evans

FELL ASLEEP: Shelene Brown.

Woman missed probation meeting because she had been asleep for three days

TRIBUNAL: Cleveland Police firearms officer Pc Nadeem Saddique outside an Employment Tribunal on Teesside

Firearms officer who guarded Blair and Royals accuses Cleveland Police of racism at tribunal

JAILED: A Hartlepool man has been jailed for setting his dog on wild animals

Man jailed after court views horrific videos of a pack of dogs attacking foxes, badgers and deer

THEN AND NOW: Slim Rick with his old trousers.

Chocoholic tells how music saved his life

COURT: Paul Sutton.

Grief of daughter, six, for father killed in one-punch assault

WALK: (L-R) Jean Deans volunteer walk leader for Durham County Council, Dave Scott volunteer walk leader for Hartlepool Council, Lorraine Rasmussen of Durham County Council, Rachael Graham of Hartlepool Borough Council and Louise Harrington of Durham Heri

Free walk along Durham Heritage Coast

Dave Scott receives his award from Hartlepool’s Director of Public Health Louise Wallace.

Pensioner is honoured for walking for 1,000 hours

CRAFT: HMS Fearless

Can you help reunite Navy veterans?

COURT: Paul Sutton arrives at Teesside Crown Court.

Man on one-punch manslaughter charges tells court he was acting in self-defence

UNWELCOME: A dog on Seaton Carew beach

Dogs not welcome on beaches in Hartlepool during summer months

Appeal after man injured in gang attack

Teenager arrested over gang attack on man

Nigel Farage addresses supporters in Hartlepool

Farage says UKIP will be North-East's largest party by 2020 during Hartlepool visit


Farage plans to end Labour's "one-party state" in North-East

BURGLED: Thieves stole two charity collection boxes following a burglary at the Valley Gardens Tea Rooms in Saltburn.

Thieves target charity boxes in tea rooms burglary

EN ROUTE: Labour Party leader Ed Miliband checks his mobile phone as he travels to Stockton by train where he will deliver a speech

Miliband travels to Stockton to set out how Labour plans to tackle 'modern housing crisis'

PARK: First anniversary Hartlepool Park Run along the seafront between Hartlepool Marina and Seaton Carew. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Runners dress up to help celebrate park run's anniversary

SMURFS: Hartlepool United's fans created an internet sensation when they turned up in London in Smurf outfits in 2012.

Hartlepool fans could be turned away from last match of the season if they are 'blacked up'

RESCUE OPERATION: The two men are taken from the lifeboat to an ambulance. Pic: Tom Collins

Two men pulled from the sea near Redcar

A66 blocked near Teesside Park

A66 blocked near Teesside Park

PRISON: Kirklevington

Man reported to have absconded from Teesside prison recaptured

VIOLENT MAN: David Magee

Man convicted of violence on the run from Teesside prison

ELECTION: Andy Preston, who has businesses and charities based in Middlesbrough, put his parents home in Acklam on his nomination form as he will be staying there throughout the campaign, instead of his own property several miles away over security fears,

Mayoral candidate says suggestion race may have to be rerun over home claim is "ludicrous"

CHARITY: Miles for Men founder Micky Day (left) with fellow organiser Kevin Hill (right) standing in front of pictures of cancer patients the charity has helped after raising £130,000 in just three years.

Male-only fun run aims to raise £1m for cancer patients

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