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Takeover could lead to lifting of Hartlepool United transfer embargo

Hartlepool United’s National League imposed transfer embargo could be lifted within seven days - if a Pools takeover goes as planned. Hopes are high that there could be a change of ownership at Victoria Park by the end of next week, with an unnamed...

today, 19:23 in Regional North East

Five Hartlepool councillors quit UKIP over in-fighting and negative headlines

Five Hartlepool UKIP councillors have resigned from the party citing ‘national distraction’ and formed a new Independent Group. Councillors John Tennant, Shane Moore, Bob Buchan, Tim Fleming and George Springer, have quit the party amid increasing...

today, 17:48 in Regional North East

Football-mad youngster goes on the run for Hartlepool United

A football-mad youngster went on the run for his beloved club as he did his bit to help save Hartlepool United. Leo Allen, five, completed two laps of the Victoria Park pitch to raise funds for the club's fundraising effort. Donations have been coming...

today, 17:00 in Regional North East

Arsonists jailed after couple forced to flee for their lives from burning flat

Two arsonists who started a fire which caused a couple to flee their flat have been jailed for a total of more than 10 years. Gary Bell started two fires at a storage unit in Eden Street, Horden, and he was joined by Lee Morrow in setting a second,...

today, 16:23 in Regional North East

14 arrested after police crackdown on human trafficking

A major police operation targeting human traffickers has now led to a total 14 arrests, officers have confirmed. Cleveland Police said it is continuing to investigate reports of human trafficking after a series of raids carried out in Teesside and...

today, 15:47 in Regional North East

Pools on verge of takeover after Hartlepool entrepreneur with £3million funds steps forward

Hartlepool United is on the verge of a takeover after a local entrepreneur stepped forward to save the club - and a deal could be done within the next seven days. The Hartlepool-born businessman is set to meet with owner John Blackledge of Sage...

today, 15:42 in Regional North East

Gardening: Get pruning to ensure a good apple and pears crop

If you have an apple or pear tree, now’s the time to winter prune it to ensure a good crop of fruit in autumn. Unpruned trees become less productive and congested with old branches. Winter pruning is for apples and pears grown as bush or standard...

today, 15:17 in Regional North East

Daniel Kindberg in profile: How he transformed Swedish minnows Östersunds and why he is considering...

Daniel Kindberg, chairman of Swedish side Östersunds, is considering whether to plough money into cash-strapped Hartlepool United. The Mail exclusively broke the news last night that Kindberg is weighing up whether to invest in the National League...

today, 14:26 in Regional North East

What's the weather going to be like in the North East this weekend?

You better keep the big coat to hand, because it's set to be a cold weekend across the North East. Met Office forecasters are expecting lows of -2°C in the region tomorrow, with temperatures not expected to get above 3°C all weekend. As well as your...

today, 13:54 in Regional North East

Snooker stars show their support for Hartlepool United

Three snooker world champions have helped to raise awareness of the fight to save Hartlepool United by posing with special T-shirts made by a Hartlepool entrepreneur. Greats of the game Stephen Hendry, Steve Davis and Mark Williams have all been...

today, 13:35 in Regional North East

Gary Barlow’s Calendar Girls to play Sunderland Empire

Make a date for your diary when Fern Britton heads up an all-star cast for Calendar Girls’ return to the Sunderland Empire. Penned by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth, the new tour, based on a true life tale, will run at the theatre from March 19-23, 2019....

today, 13:09 in Regional North East

Sunderland band Field Music added to line-up of Stockton Calling

Sunderland art-rock band Field Music are the latest addition to the line-up of this year's Stockton Calling. The one-day festival, now in its ninth year, is being staged at venues around the town on Saturday, 31 March. The main headliners are '90s...

today, 12:04 in Regional North East

'RIP Seaton Carew' - your reaction as council reveals proposal for parking charges

The fate of Seaton Carew's seasonal parking charges will be sealed at a meeting in Hartlepool on Monday. The Borough Council has proposed that the charges, which launched last May on an experimental basis, be made permanent going forward. Read more:...

today, 11:43 in Regional North East

VOTE: 10 players who have played for both Sunderland and Hull City

Of the 10 players who we’ve selected - who have played for or represented both Sunderland and Hull City over the years - who is your favourite? Cast your vote now! (top right of player profile) Some good, some bad, but some did make an impact on...

today, 11:43 in Regional North East

New 10k road race postponed for second time in just over a month

An new road race has been postponed for a second time in just over a month because of the winter weather. The inaugural Dalton Park 10k was due to be held this Sunday with a course taking in the Murton retail park and surrounding roads and...

today, 11:39 in Regional North East

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