Pair spared jail after admitting conning airlines in mid-air duty free scam

Two fraudulent flyers have been spared jail over a cunning mid-air credit card scam.

Arthur Hutchinson

Triple killer Arthur Hutchinson loses bid against ‘whole-life’ sentence

Triple killer Arthur Hutchinson will remain in prison after losing a legal bid for freedom.

Car stolen in a burglary in Hartlepool has been recovered by police

Three arrested after burglary in Hartlepool

Three suspected car thieves have been stopped in their tracks by police.
Norma Bell

Norma Bell murder accused tried to destroy evidence in gas explosion at victim's home, court told

A penniless thief murdered a widow who had fostered more than 50 children then tried to destroy the evidence in an explosion, a court has heard.
Bradley Lowery at Disneyland Paris

Bradley has an amazing time during visit to Disneyland Paris

Battling Bradley Lowery has had a wonderful time at Disneyland Paris and loved meeting the characters, says his family.

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Teesside Magistrates' Court in Middlesbrough. Image copyright Google Maps.

Court house doors set alight in suspected arson attack

An attempt was made to set fire to a North East magistrates court, damaging one one of its corridors.
Medal-winning stars ensure Hartlepool youngsters have splashing time at swim session

Medal-winning stars ensure Hartlepool youngsters have splashing time at swim session

Two paralympic medal-winning stars surprised a group of Hartlepool youngsters when they joined them at their weekly swimming session.


Air passengers can still fly despite strikes, British Airways announces

An airline has vowed to keep planes in the air during a strike by cabin crew.

Shannon Smith-Dowson on stage

Promising Hartlepool singer to be coached by rock star Ricky Wilson

A pop star is mentoring a talented young singer from Hartlepool after shining on the children’s version of The Voice.

New plans for studio in former Council depot.

Plan to make Hartlepool the Hollywood of the North with biggest UK film studio outside London

An ambitious plan to turn Hartlepool into a film and television production hub has been announced.

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Hartlepool lifeboat

'Body found' after search off Durham coast

The body of a man has reportedly been found on a beach in East Durham.
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Huge pile of rubbish dumped in Worset Lane, near Hart, in Hartlepool.

Council looking into punishing fly-tippers by using new ‘on-the-spot’ fines

Council bosses have hit back after figures showed they’ve never used new ‘on-the-spot’ fines to punish fly-tippers - saying the instead prefer the court system.

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Middleton Grange Shopping Centre in Hartlepool.

Police hunt group of teens after man is robbed and injured in Hartlepool shopping centre

Police are appealing for information after a man was robbed in a Hartlepool shopping centre.
The rings were found in Devon Crescent, Billingham.

Police reunite burglary victim with her jewellery after it's found in Billingham house

Woman is reunited with her stolen rings, including her late mother's wedding band, after police search a house.

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The farm was found in Chester Road, Hartlepool, today.

Man arrested after police find £45,000 cannabis farm in two adjoining Hartlepool homes

A cannabis farm worth £45,000 was discovered by police in two adjoining Hartlepool homes.
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Christmas wishes from little cancer battler Bradley Lowery

Bradley Lowery has thanked his army of supporters in a special Christmas message as the number of cards being sent to the youngster is on its way to hitting 250,000.

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An oven caught fire in Weardale Crescent in Billingham.

Firefighters have extinguished a cooker on fire inside a Billingham house

Burnt items inside a cooker sparked a small fire at a Billingham house.

Bradley with some of the mountains of Christmas cards

Bradley Lowery's Christmas card campaign nearing 250,000

A Christmas card campaign for Bradley Lowery sparked by a tweet by an Everton fan could hit 250,000

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Bradley Lowery.

Woman, 24, arrested on suspicion of posting abusive Facebook message about Bradley Lowery released on police bail

A woman arrested on suspicion of posting an abusive message in relation to heroic cancer battler Bradley Lowery, has been released on police bail

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