TV dealer admits charges over Kodi boxes which allow users to watch football and films illegally

A trader has admitted two charges relating to selling TV boxes which allow free access to premium content such as sports channels and movies.

Luther Paul Ankonum, also known as Luther Smith.

Rooftop siege man jailed after admitting string of crimes

A man who caused chaos during a four-hour rooftop stand-off in Peterlee has been jailed for four years,

Angela Wrightson

Attorney General calls for 'trial by social media' evidence after case of murdered Hartlepool woman Angela Wrightson

The top legal adviser to the Government is calling for expert evidence on whether current laws protect against "trial by social media".

Campaign for parmo to get EU protected status - despite Brexit

Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen has launched a campaign to secure EU-protected status for the world-famous parmo.
Winds on the Hylton Bridge on the A19

Storm Aileen warnings issued for A1 and A19 as heavy winds strike

Drivers are being urged to take extra care on sections of the A19 and A1 overnight and tomorrow morning as Storm Aileen heads to the region.

Sunderland, South Shields and Hartlepool suffer worst from health and money troubles as coastal communities lag behind, report finds

The UK's coastal communities are lagging behind inland areas with some of the worst levels of economic and social deprivation in the country, a new report shows.

Brother of Manchester bomber to be tried in Libya over the attack

The brother of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi will be tried in Libya over his role in the attack, the country's chief investigator in the case said.

Teesside Crown Court

KFC manager groped teenage girls during drunken night out

A fast food outlet manager groped two teenage girls during a drunken night out.

Houghton and Hetton

Big chance for busker Abbey after lucky break

A young singer-songwriter who busks on the streets of Hartlepool could be on the verge of her big breakthrough.

Traffic is diverted off the A19 northbound following a collision.

Hundreds back petition calling for a safety probe into the A19

Hundreds of people have signed our petition calling for an inquiry into safety on the A19.

The case was heard at Newcastle Crown Court.

Rapist lorry driver jailed for 21 years for abusing two young girls

A paedophile lorry driver who raped two children in separate attacks has been jailed for more than 21 years.

Traffic is diverted off the A19 northbound following a collision.

A19 safety risked through ‘dangerous’ drivers on road despite penalty points

More should be done to enforce the laws of the road says an MP leading a call for the Government to launch an inquiry to make the A19 safer.

Fans clash in the stands during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough. Pic: PA.

Children hurt in coach park brawl after Middlesbrough v Sheffield United match

Children as young as 10 have been injured as more than 200 yobs fought in the coach park of a North East football ground, police said.

Katherine High.

Swingers’ club manager spared jail over fire safety breaches

The manager of a Sunderland swingers’ club has been spared jail for a string of safety breaches.

Thompson took payments for caravan trips to Flamingo Land.

Facebook fraudster to pay back victims over fake holiday bookings

A Facebook fraudster who tricked families into paying for caravan holidays which did not exist has been spared jail.

Picture from the Annalong Harbour Watch of an HM Coastguard rescue helicopter landing in Annalong, Co Down, after a group of army cadets got into difficulties while training in the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland.

North East Army cadets 'now all safe' after bad weather hits training exercise in Northern Ireland mountains

All Army cadets evacuated from a mountain in Northern Ireland following bad weather are safe, a spokesman said.
Hartlepool Sixth Form College.

Sixth form colleges get green light for merger

Two colleges have been given the go-ahead to merge after their leaders “unanimously backed” the proposals.

One of the puppets created by Gyre and Gimble, which is part of the team behind The Hartlepool Monkey.

War Horse puppeteers take up tale of Hartlepool’s monkey

The story of the Hartlepool monkey is to be brought to life in a new show which draws on the expertise of War Horse puppeteers.

Rafa Benitez

Rafa Benitez's Newcastle United suffer loss to Bundesliga outfit Mainz - Ex-Middlesbrough man scores late winner

Newcastle suffered their first pre-season loss in the sweltering German heat - with the Magpies edged out late on by Bundesliga side Mainz.
Newcastle United

Football fans pay fitting tribute to Bradley Lowery

Hartlepool and Sunderland football fans proved cancer has no colours when they united to pay tribute to youngster Bradley Lowery.

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