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Hartlepool teenager jumps for joy after clinching performing arts school place

A talented young performer’s dream has come true after securing a place at a top performing arts school. Hartlepool teenager Jack Penfold, 17, has been training at Val Armstrong School of Performing Arts, in Hartlepool, since the age of four. And now...

20 May 2018 in Regional North East

Party time as Hartlepool celebrates Royal Wedding

Residents of a Hartlepool housing estate have been letting their hair down with a street party to mark the Royal Wedding. Over 100 people of all ages from Eden Park, off Hart Lane, have joined in the party spirit of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's...

19 May 2018 in Regional North East

Emergency services called out after concerns for person on Hartlepool pier

Emergency services helped a person down from Steetley pier in Hartlepool early this morning. They were called to the pier at around 6.30am today and the person was brought down from the pier by the emergency services at 8.30am. Hartlepool RNLI were...

19 May 2018 in Regional North East

Devastated family's tribute to woman believed to have been murdered

The heartbroken family of a 34-year-old woman who was found dead in her home have paid tribute to her as a "kind-hearted, gentle and selfless person". Jessica Patel was found with serious injuries after police were called to a house on The...

19 May 2018 in Regional North East

Hartlepool couple marry at same moment as Harry and Meghan

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were not the only couple to get married today. At exactly the same time as the Royal couple were exchanging their vows in front of a worldwide audience of billions, Hartlepool couple Rebecca Wilkie and Christopher...

19 May 2018 in Regional North East

Hartlepool Burn Road Harrier Paul Wilson triumphs in the Pinchinthorpe 5k trail race

The promise of spectacular scenery lured four Hartlepool Burn Road Harriers to the annual running of the Ripon 10 mile race. The race, which starts and finishes on Hell Wath Nature Reserve, is an undulating, picturesque mixed surface course that leads...

19 May 2018 in Regional North East

Scott Loach tips his Pools understudy to have bright future

Hartlepool United No 1 Scott Loach reckons understudy Ryan Catterick has bright future in the game. Youngster Catterick spent much of the season on the Pools bench, with former England call-up Loach playing every minute of the club’s 49 games last...

19 May 2018 in Regional North East

New cafe opens its doors at Seaton Carew landmark site

Seaton Carew has a new eatery for hungry visitors after a cafe launched a new venture. Ange and Cheryl’s Place has relocated to the Seaton Hotel from The Bay Tree at Hartlepool’s Sweet P’s Garden Centre. Run by Ange and Cheryl Burey it serves all...

19 May 2018 in Regional North East

Hartlepool MP says public control of ‘shambolic’ rail franchise is long overdue

Hartlepool MP Mike Hill has welcomed a government decision to bring rail services on the East Coast Main Line back under public control as ‘long overdue’. Transport Secretary Chris Gralying told Parliament services on the line between London and...

19 May 2018 in Regional North East

Bishop of Durham stops off for a cuppa during prayer walk

The Bishop of Durham took a break from an annual pilgrimage to have a cuppa with volunteers at a heritage centre. The Right Revd Paul Butler is embarking on the fourth set of prayer walks round his Diocese this week. Taking in the Easington area,...

19 May 2018 in Regional North East

Hartlepool musician’s 46 days on the road with top singer

A Hartlepool musician has returned home from a sell-out European tour with chart topper Lisa Stansfield. Saxophone player Mick Donnelly performed as part soul singer-songwriter Lisa’s band in front of over 40,000 people in seven different countries....

19 May 2018 in Regional North East

Beach litter campaigners hailed for their ‘absolutely tremendous’ efforts

A youngster who scooped a national award for helping to protect her local environment was hailed by several dignatories including Hartlepool’s mayor. Jessica Stones was joined by fellow members of The Seaton Beach Squad in Councillor Paul Beck’s...

19 May 2018 in Regional North East

New jobs could be created through Hartlepool firm’s £1million investment

A manufacturing firm is to benefit from £1million in investment over the course of this year. Metal mesh pioneer The Expanded Metal Company says the investment programme will include the upgrading of buildings on the company’s 25,000sqm site in the...

19 May 2018 in Regional North East

Paul Collingwood a proud man as Durham honour club legend

Even at 41, Paul Collingwood is still adapting, still putting himself out there for Durham whenever required. The club stalwart looked over to the middle nervously as Tom Latham lost the toss against Yorkshire yesterday. Collingwood was waiting for...

19 May 2018 in Regional North East

Craig Hignett keen to arm Hartlepool United with quality in summer transfer market

Deep thinking, “Student of the game” Matthew Bates is the perfect fit for the National League and the future of Hartlepool United, according to Craig Hignett. Now, with the retained list agreed and transfer targets in sight, the Pools director of...

19 May 2018 in Regional North East

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