Thousands send messages of love to ‘super hero’ Bradley Lowery

Wellwishers have inundated the family of battling Bradley Lowery with messages of love and support after doctors found what they believe to be a new tumour.

(L-R) Chris Orkney, Jamie Marples, HMS Ocean Captain Robert Pedre, Kieran WoodWard and Steve Groves.

Navy officers vowing to raise cash for sick children using nothing but their wits

A Navy officer is taking on an 800-mile challenge to raise cash for sick youngsters.

Police went undercover to target HGV drivers who are committing traffic offences.

Lorry drivers targeted in undercover police operation

A police operation targeted heavy goods vehicles across the main arterial routes in Cleveland and County Durham.

John and Barbara Archer after their weight loss.

Super slimming couple share secrets to success after shedding 10st

A super slimming couple who shed 10st between them have told how their transformation has changed their life.

Tattoo artist Alan Spence with his design to help raise cash for Bradley Lowery.

Tattoo tribute for battling Bradley Lowery

Dozens of people have made a lasting tribute to Bradley Lowery with a tattoo inspired by the strength of the little fighter.

Police, Crime and Victims Commissioner Ron Hogg says improving road safety is a priority.

Speeding clampdown sees 80 drivers a day caught out

Speeding drivers have been caught out after a week-long crackdown.

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Peterlee Community Hospital.

Change to parking charges at Peterlee Community Hospital

New parking charges have come into force at a Peterlee Community Hospital after complaints by patients and residents.

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Footage released of gigantic vessel which will bring world's heaviest cargo load to Hartlepool

This is the gigantic ship which is transporting the world's heaviest load of cargo to Hartlepool.

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Dave Shaw and his dog Pedro.

Hartlepool ‘dog whisperer’ spreads canine powers across the region

A well-known Hartlepool dog trainer is branching out across the region.

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Community researchers out and about in Hartlepool.

Researchers needed for social project in Hartlepool

A charity which campaigns for social change is looking for Hartlepool residents to carry out research in the town.

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The luxury mansion owned by Adam Johnson.

Adam Johnson’s former home is reduced in price

Disgraced footballer Adam Johnson’s County Durham mansion is up for sale with a reduced price tag of £1.7m.

Superintendent Sarah Pitt

Revealed: Shock number of Sunderland police officers attacked on duty in last 12 months

A call for tougher sentences for those attacking emergency service workers has been made, as latest figures reveal 38 Sunderland cops were assaulted in the past 12 months.

South Tyneside District Hospital in South Shields.

Police to speak to 26 families after hospital tissue probe

A total of 26 families are set to be spoken to by police following a tissue sample storage probe at South Tyneside District Hospital.

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Stewart Caygill

Scheming son jailed after forging his own mother’s will

A scheming son has been jailed for four years after forging his own mother’s will in an attempt to gain control of her estate.

Black Diamond of Durham and skipper Calvyn Whitehand

Black Diamond is the latest vessel to join Tall Ships Races in Sunderland

An award-winning North East ship has become the fourth to sign up for the Tall Ships Races in Sunderland next year.

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Jeff Stelling prepares for the March for Men

Sunderland AFC supports Hartlepool Soccer Saturday presenter Jeff Stelling's March for Men

The Black Cats have announced they will be supporting Jeff Stelling’s March for Men as he prepares to walk 15 marathons in 15 days for charity.
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Tinie Tempah is coming to Hartlepool.

Tinie Tempah announces Hartlepool gig

Tinie Tempah is set to wow the crowds with an open air gig in Hartlepool this summer.

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From left; Julie Collins, Jonathan Brash, and Maureen Bunter of Hartlepool Sixth Form College, and Ellen Thinnesen, Rob Lawson and 
Nigel Harrett, of Sunderland College.

Hartlepool Sixth Form College and Sunderland College in merger talks to create a ‘super-institution’

Hartlepool Sixth Form College and Sunderland College are in talks about a potential merger.

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Stock picture of Huntcliff, originally submitted by Kathryn Bulmer.

Two teenage boys found dead at North East cliffs

Two teenagers have been found dead at a North East beauty spot.
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