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Murder victim's children 'in complete shock and horror' over mum's violent death

The heartbroken family of murdered Kelly Franklin have paid tribute to a 'loving, caring, beautiful young mother'. The devastated family of the 29-year-old mum of three, who sadly died following a street attack in Oxford Road, Hartlepool, last Friday...

7 August 2018 in Regional North East
 

Kitchen damaged in Hartlepool house fire

The kitchen of a Hartlepool home was damaged by fire this morning. Two crews from Stranton fire station were called to Everett Street in the town shortly at 10.36am. The kitchen suffered minor damage and there was light smoke damage to the rest of the...

7 August 2018 in Regional North East
 

Hartlepool has one of the highest drug-related death rates in the country

Drug-related death rates in Hartlepool are amongst the highest in England and Wales, new figures show. Charities have said that most deaths from substance abuse are avoidable, and warned that drug abusers need better care to help deal with underlying...

7 August 2018 in Regional North East
 

Cleveland Police see increase in armed police call-outs

Armed police are being deployed to increasing numbers of incidents in Cleveland. An “explosion in violent crime” combined with the threat of terrorism has left officers routinely “fearing the worst”, according to the Police Federation of England and...

7 August 2018 in Regional North East
 

Almost 30% of households in Hartlepool are out of work, the highest rate in the UK

Hartlepool has the highest rate of people out of work – almost 30% of households, according to national statistics. Figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) estimate that last year there were almost 9,000 workless households in the area....

7 August 2018 in Regional North East
 

Water company carrying out emergency repairs

Water supply could be affected while Northumbria Water carries out repairs. The emergency work is being done in Wingate's Ingram Way. Northumbrian Water said supplies might be affected until 3pm today.

7 August 2018 in Regional North East
 

Hartlepool United to rename Victoria Park as 'Super 6 Stadium' after landmark sponsorship deal

Victoria Park will be renamed as the 'Super 6 Stadium' after Hartlepool United agreed a landmark sponsorship deal with Soccer Saturday Super 6. The sponsorship deal will sees Pools' home ground subject to naming rights for the 2018/19 season, while...

7 August 2018 in Regional North East
 

Middlesbrough lining up shock move for £26million winger - reports

Middlesbrough are lining up a shock move for Everton winger Yannick Bolasie, according to reports. Sky Sports have claimed that Boro are chasing the 29-year-old winger who is out of favour at Goodison Park and is available for around £15million....

7 August 2018 in Regional North East
 

Cleveland Police fails to report more than 3,000 violent crimes

An inspection report out today has revealed that Cleveland Police fails to report more than 3,000 violent crimes each year. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has today published an assessment on the...

7 August 2018 in Regional North East
 

Footage shows England cricketer Ben Stokes 'mimic' gay man, court told

CCTV footage shows England cricketer Ben Stokes mimicking the mannerisms of a gay man shortly before he allegedly knocked out two other men in a fight near a nightclub, a court heard. The video showed the scene outside the Mbargo nightclub in Bristol...

7 August 2018 in Regional North East
 

Who remembers the fantastic Pulse 17 dance nights in Hartlepool?

Who remembers the Pulse 17 discos? They were all the rage in Hartlepool at the start of the new millennium, and they went down a storm at the Wesley nightclub. It seems that teenagers throughout the town can not get enough of it Hartlepool Mail...

7 August 2018 in Regional North East
 

14 non-food items to give to your foodbank during the summer holidays

Foodbanks are appealing for the public's help to keep them fully stocked this summer. The holidays are a busy time for centres supporting families and making sure they don't go hungry - but they need our help with more than just food. Along with food...

7 August 2018 in Regional North East
 

Liam Noble reflects on Hartlepool United’s summer of progress

Liam Noble reckons Hartlepool United have taken massive strides forward this summer, not only as a club but as a team. The midfielder was on the scoresheet on Saturday as Pools came from behind to earn a point at Maidstone.
And that goal, and the...

7 August 2018 in Regional North East
 

Championship transfer rumours: Middlesbrough eye £10m man | Leeds want €15m striker | Latest from Aston...

With just two days of the transfer window remaining, Middlesbrough and their Championship rivals are still searching for new additions. And reports today suggest that Tony Pulis' side could face a battle to land one of their £10m targets, while Leeds...

7 August 2018 in Regional North East
 

Tributes to Hartlepool murder victim as man appears in court

Tributes have been paid to Hartlepool murder victim Kelly Franklin as “a beautiful soul” - as a man appeared in court over her death. Kelly, 29, who leaves three children, died after being injured in an attack on Oxford Road near Chaucer Avenue on...

7 August 2018 in Regional North East
 


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