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Home ownership becoming a 'distant dream' for young people

Home ownership is becoming a "distant dream" for millions of young people, an advisory group has warned. Those on lower incomes are finding it almost impossible to get on the housing ladder, according to the Social Mobility Commission. The...

14 min. ago in Regional North East

Babies could soon get 5 in 1 vaccination from birth

A one-shot jab to protect newborns against meningitis and other fatal infections has been developed by scientists. The vaccine has proved effective in monkeys, the final animal model before human trials, after a substance or 'adjuvant' was added to boost

today, 13:27 in Regional North East

Hartlepool youngsters get to grips with Shakespeare

Hartlepool pupils were able to get to grips with Shakespeare when they took part in an innovative ‘Play in a Day’ experience. As part of national Shakespeare Week, youngsters at Barnard Grove Primary School took part in a workshop with Konflux Theatre in

today, 12:58 in Regional North East

'Heart-breaking' realities faced by children who grow up in poverty

Children who grow up in poverty constantly move home, make long journeys to school and have to stay indoors in unsafe neighbourhoods, a new report reveals. The Children's Society said it discovered some "heart-breaking" stories, including a...

today, 12:25 in Regional North East

Council set to discuss Hartlepool late night booze order

Licensing officials will discuss calls to curb Hartlepool’s late night booze laws this week. Hartlepool Borough Council’s Licensing Committee will consider the feasibility of Introducing an Early Morning Restriction Order (EMRO) when it meets on Wednesda

today, 12:25 in Regional North East

New 12-sided £1 coin to edge out old round pound

A new 12-sided £1 coin enters circulation on Tuesday, as it starts to edge out the old "round pound" after more than 30 years. The new coin has been described as the most secure coin in the world and boasts high-tech features, including a...

today, 12:18 in Regional North East

Olympic swimmer calls on Hartlepool fundraisers to make a splash for charity

People are being encouraged to sign-up for the world’s biggest annual fundraising swim and raise vital funds for Marie Curie. Swimathon 2017 will take place at over 600 pools across the UK next month, from April 7-9 and people are being asked to join the

today, 12:04 in Regional North East

Pupils get an insight into House of Lords

The Academy at Shotton Hall hosted a talk from a member of the House of Lords to encourage students to become more engaged with the country’s political and parliamentary process. Lord Shipley met with Year 10 students at the Peterlee school to talk about

today, 11:44 in Regional North East

Hartlepool slash ticket prices to boost battle against the League Two drop

Hartlepool United have slashed ticket prices in a bid to boost gates to aid their battle against the drop. After the weekend results, which included a late 2-1 defeat for Pools at Blackpool, Dave Jones' men remain eight points clear of Newport County, wh

today, 11:00 in Regional North East

Hartlepool boss hails amazing support at Blackpool

Dave Jones hopes Hartlepool United’s amazing support ‘continues’ after turning Blackpool blue. The Pools boss described the 1,684-strong support at Bloomfield Road as “magnificent”. And while Pools have the unenviable record of being bottom of League Two

today, 09:35 in Regional North East

SLIDESHOW: Blackpool 2 Hartlepool United 1: Pools fans slideshow

Hartlepool United were roared on by a colossal away support of 1, 684 fans Here's Frank Reid's slideshow from Bloomfield Road

today, 07:19 in Regional North East

Assurances sought over new Hartlepool GP practices contract

Councillors are seeking assurances from local health chiefs over a new GP contract resulting in the closure of one Hartlepool surgery. Hartlepool and Stockton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has offered a contract to a new provider to run Wynyard Road

today, 06:39 in Regional North East

England goalscorer Jermain Defoe: I had to keep emotions in check alongside Bradley Lowery

Sunderland star Jermain Defoe admits that he had to keep his emotions in check ahead of his successful England return today. Defoe led England out with brave cancer battler Bradley Lowery ahead of winning his 56th cap against Lithuania at Wembley. Defoe

yesterday, 20:04 in Regional North East

Bradley Lowery proves to be lucky mascot for England and Jermain Defoe

Brave Bradley Lowery turned out to be England's lucky charm after the Three Lions beat Lithuania in their match at Wembley. The five-year-old, who is battling terminal cancer neuroblastoma, waked out onto the pitch with his hero Jermain Defoe as an Engla

yesterday, 19:21 in Regional North East

History spectacular Kynren set to return to North East

A show chronicling more than 2,000 years of English history which attracted more than 100,000 visitors in its first year is returning to the North East this summer. 'Kynren - an epic tale of England' is set for a second season against a backdrop of Auckl

yesterday, 19:21 in Regional North East

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