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Luke Cope prepares to join Hartlepool fighting brothers in the pro ranks

There’s a new Cope in town as former senior national champion, Luke Cope, makes his professional debut in Darlington later this month. The 20-year-old, younger brother of Hartlepool pros Peter and Daniel, has made the transition to the paid ranks and...

16 May 2018 in Regional North East
 

Major Gulf contract win for Hartlepool firm JDR

Hartlepool-based manufacturer JDR Cable Systems has scooped a major contract for work in the Gulf. The leading supplier of subsea power cables and umbilicals to the global offshore energy industry has been awarded a contract by McDermott for the...

16 May 2018 in Regional North East
 

Big summer ahead for toothless Middlesbrough after Aston Villa dash promotion hopes

The late controversy in Middlesbrough’s second-leg stalemate with Aston Villa dominated the post-match analysis after home keeper Sam Johnstone handled outside his area. But it couldn’t hide the fact that ultimately Boro had not done enough on the...

16 May 2018 in Regional North East
 

Lack of a ‘killer instinct’ hurt us, says Boro’s George Friend after play-off despair

Left-back George Friend admits that Middlesbrough missed a “killer instinct” as their hopes of an instant return to the Premier League ended last night. A goalless draw at Aston Villa saw Tony Pulis’s Boro lose 1-0 on aggregate in their Sky Bet...

16 May 2018 in Regional North East
 

Ice creams and the Saturday morning club at the Odeon

A day out at the pictures is always a treat and it was no different in the heyday of the Odeon in Hartlepool. We wanted your memories of it, including the films you saw there. Dozens of you responded and told us all about those special occasions. Lynn...

16 May 2018 in Regional North East
 

Perez delighted with top-half finish for Newcastle

Ayoze Perez says 10 is the magic number for him – and Newcastle United. The forward took his goal tally for the season to 10 with two strikes in Sunday’s 3-0 win over Chelsea at St James’s Park, taking his tally to six goals in the Magpies’ last eight...

16 May 2018 in Regional North East
 

Sunderland takeover latest and why four youngsters could pose a big dilemma for the new regime

Wearside is itching for change. Stewart Donald agreed a deal to take over Sunderland nearly two-and-a-half weeks ago, but, as of yet, little headway has been made. That is a source of frustration, rather than concern. Dialogue with the EFL has been...

16 May 2018 in Regional North East
 

Tony Pulis on what Middlesbrough need to mount promotion push next year - and not wasting Steve Gibson’s money

Tony Pulis knows what is needed to improve Middlesbrough after their promotion hopes ended at Aston Villa. But the Boro boss insists he won’t waste owner Steve Gibson’s money as he looks to improve the squad this summer. Middlesbrough failed to...

16 May 2018 in Regional North East
 

Woman given first aid by firefighters after chip pan blaze

A crew of firefighters helped a woman recover after a chip pan blaze broke out in a kitchen. A team from Stranton Fire Station were sent to Garston Grove, off Seaton Lane, just before 10pm yesterday. While officers gave the woman oxygen, the fire was...

16 May 2018 in Regional North East
 

Sunderland among football clubs criticised for disabled access

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has criticised four current and former Premier League clubs for failing to make voluntary commitments to comply with minimum standards for disabled access. Sunderland, Crystal Palace, Hull City and...

16 May 2018 in Regional North East
 

Bradley Lowery's mum to take a fundraising skydive to mark her boy's birthday

Gemma Lowery will take a parachute jump from a plane to raise funds or other children on what would have been her son's seventh birthday. Sunderland fan Bradley, from Blackhall Colliery, died last July after losing his battle against neuroblastoma...

16 May 2018 in Regional North East
 

Carillion's board 'presided over rotten corporate culture', say MPs

Directors at collapsed engineering giant Carillion were too busy "stuffing their mouths with gold" to worry about the workers and should face the possibility of disqualification, according to a scathing report by MPs. In the final report of...

16 May 2018 in Regional North East
 

Who was the standout performer for Middlesbrough against Aston Villa and who got a 4?

Middlesbrough's promotion hopes were ended by Aston Villa at Villa Park. Villa led 1-0 from the first leg and the goalless draw last night ensured it was Steve Bruce's side that progressed to the Championship play-off final against Fulham on May 26....

16 May 2018 in Regional North East
 

Matthew Bates reveals pre-season plans

Matthew Bates has revealed he plans to arrange FIVE pre-season games as preparation for his first full season in charge. Hartlepool United’s hastily arranged summer campaign last year consisted of seven games - too many in the eyes of new man at the...

16 May 2018 in Regional North East
 

15-year Hartlepool planning blueprint set to be accepted by council

A major planning blueprint to guide developments in Hartlepool for the next 15 years is expected to be adopted by council chiefs. The new Hartlepool Local Plan includes policies covering everything from new housing, jobs growth, infrastructure, retail...

16 May 2018 in Regional North East
 


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