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Father Christmas brings cheer to hundreds as Hartlepool turns out to welcome him to his festive grotto

Santa Clause is gathering together Christmas lists from children across Hartlepool after his arrival to his shopping centre grotto. Scores of families lined the Middleton Grange Shopping Centre as Father Christmas arrived on a sleigh pulled by members...

Sunday, 16:12 in Regional North East

Matthew Bates reveals which players Hartlepool United MUST keep an eye on against Barnet

Hartlepool United will have to keep a close eye on Barnet striker Mo Bettamer this afternoon - and Matthew Bates is well aware of the forward's qualities. Bettamer, 25, only joined the Bees from Braintee earlier this month, where he scored six...

Sunday, 12:06 in Regional North East

Dec sends message to Ant as he misses I'm A Celeb birthday

TV presenter Declan Donnelly has sent a birthday message to Ant McPartlin, who is missing the day in Australia for the first time in years while absent from I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!. Donnelly shared a picture of himself and McPartlin...

Sunday, 11:54 in Regional North East

Liverpool tracking highly-rated Middlesbrough defender - reports

Premier League giants Liverpool are keeping tabs on Middlesbrough defender Dael Fry, according to reports. The 21-year-old centre-back is a popular figure at the Riverside, after coming through Boro's highly-rated academy and impressing for the first...

Sunday, 11:07 in Regional North East

Coastguard teams go to the aid of injured woman on beach

Coastguard teams have told of how they sprung into action when they were alerted to an injured woman as as they trained together. Coastguard Rescue teams from Hartlepool, Seaham and Sunderland were on a training exercise in Hartlepool when they were...

Sunday, 10:40 in Regional North East

Matthew Bates reveals whether his two new Hartlepool signings will be involved against Barnet

Matthew Bates expects loanees James Butler and Tyrone O'Neill to both be involved in some capacity against Barnet. The pair joined Pools on loan from Stoke City and Middlesbrough respectively, with O'Neill making his debut in the FA Cup tie at...

Sunday, 10:36 in Regional North East

Matthew Bates calls on his Hartlepool United side to put their National League form to bed

Matthew Bates has urged his Hartlepool United players to put their league form to bed when they welcome Barnet to the Super 6 Stadium. Pools are winless in their last three National League outings, but will be buoyed by a positive performance and...

Sunday, 07:42 in Regional North East

Gardening: Christmas gifts for under a tenner

Don’t just buy your gardening-mad friends and family warm socks for their Christmas stockings – there is a host of gifts out there for under a tenner. Chilli Pepper Grow Kits: Available in fiery red or medium-hot green, £4.99,...

Saturday, 17:59 in Regional North East

Hartlepool lifeboat scrambled to evacuate injured woman from beach

Emergency services have been called to the beach at Seaton Carew to help an injureed woman. A Humber Coastguard spokesman said: "The Hartlepool inshore lifeboat is currently assisting with the evacuation of a female from the beach with a...

Saturday, 17:04 in Regional North East

Revenue warning to students over fake tax refund offer

North East university students have been warned to beware of scammers offering fake tax refunds in an effort to steal money and personal details. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) says the crooks are using seemingly legitimate university email addresses...

Saturday, 16:29 in Regional North East

Hartlepool shows support for Children In Need

People in Hartlepool showed their support for Children In Need. Thanks to mum Shanese Jewson from the town for sending the Mail this adorable picture of her eight-month-old son Vinnie James Jewson in his Pudsey pyjamas. They watched Friday night's...

Saturday, 16:07 in Regional North East

Hartlepool council leader loses no confidence vote

Hartlepool Labour party chiefs have overwhelmingly passed a vote of no confidence in their group leader on Hartlepool Borough Council. Councillor Christopher Akers-Belcher, leader of the majority Hartlepool Labour Group on the council, now faces calls...

Saturday, 15:38 in Regional North East

Heavyweight heroes: Footballers who have taken poundings over their physiques

The Beast may well be back for Wycombe Wanderers in Saturday's match against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. With Adebayo Akinfenwa hoping to return from injury for the League One clash, here's a look back at North-East footballers with weighty...

Saturday, 13:33 in Regional North East

Middlesbrough and Leeds striker target subject of Premier League interest - reports

Middlesbrough and Leeds could be forced to battle it out with Premier League side Leicester City for striker Ali Reghba. The Irish youngster has impressed for current side Bohemians and is thought to have no shortage of admirers after some dazzling...

Saturday, 12:37 in Regional North East

Hartlepool United's players have proved they belong in the Football League, not the National League -...

This Hartlepool United squad belongs in the Football League, not the National League - that's the view of Matthew Bates. And the Pools boss believes his players have proven that, having played League One Gillingham off the park last week. "The...

Saturday, 12:37 in Regional North East

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