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Tesco faces UK's largest ever equal pay claim which could cost firm £4billion

Supermarket giant Tesco is facing Britain's largest ever equal pay challenge with a bill potentially running to £4billion, a law firm claims. Leigh Day has launched legal action against the company on behalf of shop assistants who claim they are paid...

7 February 2018 in Regional North East
 

Sunderland boss Chris Coleman frustrated by woeful set-piece performance

Chris Coleman admits he was left sharing the frustration of Sunderland’s support after a wretched display of set-piece taking against Ipswich Town. The Black Cats forced 12 corners against Mick McCarthy’s side and also had a number of free-kicks in...

7 February 2018 in Regional North East
 

Rafa Benitez sure that Mikel Merino is happy at Newcastle, despite Bilbao link

Mikel Merino is coveted by Athletic Bilbao – but he’s happy at Newcastle United. The midfielder was strongly linked with a move to the La Liga club last month. Bilbao leaked their interest in Merino, signed from Borussia Dortmund on a permanent deal...

7 February 2018 in Regional North East
 

Under-fire Paul Watson set to leave Hartlepool United

Hartlepool United’s under-fire head of football operations Paul Watson is set to leave the club. The Mail has learned that Watson will not depart immediately, although it is expected to be confirmed before the end of the season. With the club’s future...

7 February 2018 in Regional North East
 

Supporters remain positive as court date set over Pools’ unpaid tax bill

A court hearing has been fixed when the taxman will ask for Hartlepool United to be wound up. HMRC issued a winding up petition for Hartlepool United Football Club over an unpaid tax bill, understood to be for £48,000, on February 1. A hearing at the...

7 February 2018 in Regional North East
 

Young swimmers make a splash at the town’s annual gala

Pupils from primary schools across Hartlepool showcased their swimming skills when they took part in an annual gala. The event, which was organised by Hartlepool Council’s Sport and Recreation Service, took place over two days at Mill House Leisure...

7 February 2018 in Regional North East
 

Developer hopes to build homes on derelict Hartlepool site

Plans are in the pipeline to redevelop a derelict site in Hartlepool for new housing. Developer, the G Leisure Group has submitted planning applications to allow 18 new homes to be built off Owton Manor Lane. The site is a plot of land known as the...

7 February 2018 in Regional North East
 

Pilot scheme aims to highlight impact parents relationships can have on kids

A new campaign is being launched to raise awareness in Hartlepool of the impact parents’ relationships have on their children as well as on their own health and wellbeing. The campaign, called ‘Through Their Eyes’ and featuring the slogan ‘When you...

7 February 2018 in Regional North East
 

Break down of arrests from raids on people smuggling

A total of 21 people have been arrested during a national operation to smash a people smuggling ring. Officers from The National Crime Agency (NCA) have carried out raids in Hartlepool and across the country as part of a major operation targeting a...

6 February 2018 in Regional North East
 

Countdown for Pools as court hearing date set for winding up order

A court hearing has been fixed when the taxman will ask for Hartlepool United to be wound up. HMRC issued a winding up petition for Hartlepool United Football Club Ltd over an unpaid tax bill, understood to be for £48,000, on February 1. A hearing at...

6 February 2018 in Regional North East
 

Drivers caught out using mobile phones in clampdown

Drivers have again been warned not to use their mobile phones while driving after almost 30 were caught out in a week-long campaign. Police across Cleveland and Durham took part in the national clampdown in the week beginning Monday, January 22. They...

6 February 2018 in Regional North East
 

Your memories of one of Hartlepool’s most popular nightspots

Much missed Shades would be a welcome addition to the Hartlepool night scene if it was ever re-introduced. That’s the overriding opinion of Hartlepool Mail followers who took a look at a photograph of the place in Church Street from 2005. We posted it...

6 February 2018 in Regional North East
 

Police hunt two men after robbery in Hartlepool

Two men are being hunted by police after a robbery in Hartlepool. Officers say a 21-year-old man was confronted by two males on a field area behind Wynyard Mews at about 11.25am on Monday, January 29. An appeal released by Cleveland Police added that...

6 February 2018 in Regional North East
 

Hartlepool RNLI lifeboat manager retires after 20 years service

Hartlepool RNLI Lifeboat operations manager Mike Craddy has retired from the post he has held for 20 years. The former Tees Sailing Club Commodore is standing down to enjoy his retirement with his boat on the Norfolk Broads. The Hartlepool 66-year-old...

6 February 2018 in Regional North East
 

National Pizza Day: What's the best topping?

We don't really need an excuse to eat pizza, but it's good to have one anyway! National Pizza Day is celebrated this Friday (February 9) - and ahead of us ordering a delectable dinner to start the weekend, we're on the search for the best pizza...

6 February 2018 in Regional North East
 


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