A 22-year-old from Hartlepool who groomed, abducted and had sex on a beach with a runaway 14-year-old girl has been jailed for six years.
A man from Hartlepool has denied stealing around £100,000 from his wife's vulnerable 91-year-old godmother.
Summer Lawson scored 100% in her SATs, the national tests every state school pupil takes at the end of primary school.
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Nearly 30 firefighters battled on Sunday to put out a fire at Hartlepool's Snooker Centre.
Nobody has been hurt, but the insides of four businesses were destroyed.
Roads nearby have been closed, and the building may now be demolished.
Four businesses were affected by a fire at the Hartlepool Snooker Centre overnight.
Aaron Norris & Joe Ingham, owners of Fix 'n Go, said they had lost everything.
A fire has destroyed the premises of four businesses in the centre of Hartlepool, including the town's popular snooker centre. This was how it looked in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Video courtesy of Stephen Pickton.
Firefighters are investigating the damage caused to Hartlepool Pool and Snooker Centre, which was partly destroyed by fire overnight. Fire crews have been on the scene since about 3:30am, when the fire broke out.
The roof of a pool and snooker club in Hartlepool was almost completely destroyed by a fire, which happened early on Sunday morning. The two-storey building, on Green Street, was on fire for several hours.
Police say the death of a man, who's body was found on a beach in Hartlepool, was not suspicous.
Officers were called to a stretch of beach near the town's power station at around 7.30am Friday.
Th body had been spotted by a dog-walker.
The dead man's name has not been released.
A book containing poems and messages written by World War 1 soldiers in the trenches has been found in an attic. A mother and daughter from Hartlepool are trying to find out more about the stories of the men who wrote them.
*Kenny Toal reports. *
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Work is under way to build a new fire station on the Headland at Hartlepool.
The new £830,000 Headland Fire Station will replace the existing 50-year-old building to meet the needs of a modern fire and rescue service, according to Cleveland Fire Brigade..
A housebuilding company in Hartlepool has gone into administration, saying it has faced "some of the toughest market conditions in the industry" over the last five years.
Yuill Homes employs 50 people and owns a number of sites marked for future development. It will continue to trade while it seeks a buyer as a going concern.
The company was established in 1927 and was bought by Cecil M Yuill Limited in 1993.
– David Mullins, managing director at Yuill Homes
The last five years have seen some of the toughest market conditions in the industry and we have done everything possible to avoid this route. However the financial economic climate has left us with little alternative.
“That said, we are hopeful that from this process there will be an emerging business that continues to build on a successful brand that has been in the North East housing market for over 85 years.”