Masked raider jailed for £50,000 cashbox robbery at Hartlepool Asda

A masked raider who robbed a security guard of a cashbox has been jailed for four years.

The A19 at Billingham. Copyright Google Maps.

Man arrested after crash on A19 causes five-mile tailbacks

Police have arrested a man following a crash on the A19 this morning which saw five-mile tailbacks.
Firefighters on the scene in Eden Street, Horden  Picture from Nicky Middleton

Arsonists who risked couple’s lives face jail

Two men are facing jail for starting a potentially deadly fire that caused a couple to flee their flat in the early hours of the morning.

Image sent in by Mail reader of man appearing to throw dog into the sea.

Shocking images show dog thrown into sea at Hartlepool

This is the moment a dog was thrown into the freezing sea off the coast of Hartlepool, which has sparked an RSPCA probe.

Riverside Stadium

Teenager arrested as Sunderland take on Middlesbrough

A teenager is one of two people arrested during the Wear-Tees derby today.

Snake in a drain! Halloween fright for teacher as slippery friend joins him in shower

A computing teacher found himself studying hiss-tory - as a slithery customer joined him for a shower.
No paying spectators were at the game, which was held at the Hetton Centre. Picture by Connor Lamb.

Sunderland AFC explain why cup tie against Hartlepool non-league team was behind closed doors

Sunderland AFC have explained their decision to play a cup match against a Hartlepool non-league team behind closed doors.

TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady says too many people in Britain have been left behind. Pic: PA.

North East left behind in regional jobs divide, says TUC

Power should be devolved to workers and local communities to help bridge a "great regional divide" on jobs, a new report urges.

Weather for the week ahead.

After Storm Ophelia what will the weather hold this week?

The strong gusts of wind this weekend are due to died down for the rest of the week.
Malcolm Fallow, chief executive of East Durham Trust.

Cash boost for campaign to help people struggling to make ends meet

A charity initiative to support local people who are struggling to make ends meet has received a cash boost.

Arson attack on charity shop.

Anger as ‘cowardly’ arsonists torch shop which raises thousands for Hartlepool hospice

Hartlepool’s hospice is set to lose thousands of pounds after arsonists torched one it its most popular fundraising shops.

Hartlepool Monkey uses puppets to bring the character to life.

Review: Hartlepool Monkey, Northern Stage, Newcastle

Nothing ever happens in Hartlepool...

The launch of the Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018 volunteer programme.

Search begins for 350 Sunderland Tall Ships volunteers: How you could be one

A wonderful chance for the public to be a part of Tall Ships Sunderland has been launched.

Car damaged in collision in Marina Way

Car damaged in rush-hour collision in Hartlepool

Emergency services were called to a rush-hour collision in Hartlepool.

Daniel Cook

Meet the Hartlepool musician who’s taken up a top role at Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral has celebrated the installation of the internationally-recognised liturgical and concert organist, Daniel Cook, as the new Master of the Choristers and organist.

Debenhams is recruiting almost 250 staff in the North East to help out over Christmas.

Debenhams launches recruitment drive for hundreds of Christmas staff

Debenhams has announced that it is on the hunt for nearly 250 new members of staff to work in its North East stores this Christmas.

TV store owner Brian Thompson. Pic: PA.

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.
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