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Councillors’ shock at more kids taking drugs in Hartlepool

Councillors spoke of their shock and concern at Hartlepool’s drug and alcohol problems especially among young people. Children aged 12 and even younger are accessing specialist help in town for drink or drug misuse. Hartlepool also has the highest...

10 February 2018 in Regional North East
 

Search dog Bumper becomes Hartlepool power station’s new security weapon

Hartlepool power station has welcomed the newest member of staff to site – eight month old Bumper who has joined the site’s detection team. Every three years the site shuts down on one of its reactors which allow the staff on site to carry out checks...

10 February 2018 in Regional North East
 

Readers react with anger at proposal to increase council tax

Mail readers have spoken out - with 80% saying they are against a proposed rise in council tax. Councillors at a meeting of Hartlepool Borough Council’s Finance and Policy Committee will be asked to choose between a 4.9% and 5.9% rise. Each is made up...

10 February 2018 in Regional North East
 

Rafa Benitez addresses Newcastle’s goalkeeping ‘problem’

Rafa Benitez has backed Martin Dubravka to solve Newcastle United’s goalkeeping “problem” – whether he plays or not. Dubravka joined the club on loan from Sparta Prague last month. The 29-year-old was brought to compete with Karl Darlow and Rob...

10 February 2018 in Regional North East
 

Chris Coleman looks for top-10 form in Sunderland’s push for safety

Chris Coleman says his Sunderland team need to produce top-10 form between now and the end of the season if they are to avoid relegation to League One. The Black Cats face Bristol City this afternoon still just two points adrift of Barnsley in...

10 February 2018 in Regional North East
 

Tony Pulis could hand trio Middlesbrough debuts against Reading

Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis could hand trio Jack Harrison, Mo Besic and Martin Cranie their debuts in this afternoon’s clash with Reading. All three were unused subs last weekend, when Boro were beaten 1-0 to Norwich. But the arrival of the Royals...

10 February 2018 in Regional North East
 

Craig Harrison reveals the real reason behind Hartlepool United’s recent on-field struggles

Hartlepool United are suffering from a crisis of confidence – that’s the view of Pools’ boss Craig Harrison. Having managed to get themselves into winning positions on a number of occasions in the last few months, Pools are yet to win a game since...

10 February 2018 in Regional North East
 

Queens of Machines: Special exhibition commemorates work of women during First World War

View amazing vintage photographs of women at work during World War I The work of women during the First World War is being commemorated in a special "Queens of the Machines" exhibition, which coincides with celebrations to mark the 100th...

10 February 2018 in Regional North East
 

Food and Drink: Why you should try to find the joy in food, says blogger Melissa Hemsley

Melissa Hemsley is quite probably the reason your kitchen contains a spiralizer. She and her elder sister Jasmine, food caterers-turned-Vogue bloggers and cookbook writers Hemsley + Hemsley (The Art Of Eating Well, Good + Simple), pioneered the...

10 February 2018 in Regional North East
 

Sunderland fans pay emotional tribute to Liam Miller

Sunderland fans, and football followers generally, have paid tribute to Liam Miller, who has died at the age of 36. The Republic of Ireland international played for the Black Cats from 2006-2009, playing a key role in Roy Keane’s Championship...

10 February 2018 in Regional North East
 

Sunderland mourn Liam Miller

Former Sunderland midfielder Liam Miller has passed away at the age of 36, succumbing to cancer. Miller, who also played for Celtic, Manchester United, Hibs and QPR, won 21 caps for the Republic of Ireland. Danny Higginbotham, who played alongside...

10 February 2018 in Regional North East
 

Islam Slimani reveals whether he will consider a permanent move to Newcastle

Islam Slimani is hoping to secure a permanent move to Newcastle United – by firing the club to Premier League safety. The Leicester City striker joined the club on loan last month. And Slimani could make his debut against Manchester United at St...

10 February 2018 in Regional North East
 

Gardening: Cherry picking the best tomatoes to grow this year

If saving money and the best flavour is why you want to grow tomatoes this year, you really can’t beat cherry varieties. Small and perfectly formed, they come in a host of bright colours, which cost a fortune in the shops. They have an excellent...

9 February 2018 in Regional North East
 

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to visit Sunderland's new Northern Spire bridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are to visit Sunderland's new Northern Spire bridge. They will meet some of the workers involved in the £117million bridge's three year construction during their visit on Wednesday, February 21, before officially...

9 February 2018 in Regional North East
 

Bradley Lowery’s mum puts finishing touches to glass award for Jermain Defoe

The mum of cancer battler Bradley Lowery has helped to put the finishing touches to a special award which will be handed to his “best friend” Jermain Defoe later this month. It was recently announced that former Sunderland player Jermain, now playing...

9 February 2018 in Regional North East
 


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