Live updates

Hartlepool United taken over

Troubled times: Chairman Ken Hodcroft and his company have sold their controlling stake in Hartlepool United to a company called TMH 2014. Credit: PA
The club is bottom of League Two with just 12 points in 20 games. Credit: PA

Hartlepool United has this afternoon been taken over.

Pools sacked manager Paul Murray earlier this month after just 44 days in charge following their FA cup defeat to Blyth Spartans.

The club is also bottom of League Two with just 12 points in 20 games.

Chairman Ken Hodcroft and his company have sold their controlling stake to a company called TMH 2014.

Advertisement

Hartlepool remembers World War One bombardment

The service in Hartlepool this morning. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
100 years ago today five German battle ships struck the North East coast. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
Onlookers in Hartlepool paying their respects. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
As well as the service in Hartlepool, there were also events in Scarborough and Whitby. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
Remembering the past: the service in Hartlepool this morning. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
151 people were killed in the bombardment 100 years ago. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

A ceremony has been held in Hartlepool to mark 100 years since the town was bombarded in World War One.

There have also been events in Scarborough and Whitby.

100 years ago today five German battle ships struck the North East coast. 151 people were killed in the attack.

Scarborough commemorates bombardment anniversary

Dignitaries have been laying wreaths and singing hymns at a ceremony in St Mary's Church in Scarborough to remember the 100th anniversary of the World War One bombardment.

Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Thousands of German shells were fired at Hartlepool, Scarborough and Whitby in the first enemy attack on British civilians during WW1.

Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Early morning service in Hartlepool

People in Hartlepool gathered for an early morning service to remember the lives lost during World War One.

Hartlepool Credit: ITV

Advertisement

Coastal bombardments remembered 100 years on

Some of the damage caused to Hartlepool, December 16, 1914 Credit: Hartlepool Council

Today marks the centenary of the bombardment of Hartlepool, Scarborough and Whitby.

One hundred years ago today five German battle cruisers struck the North East coast.

137 people were killed and 592 were injured.

Many of these were civilians.

Services will take place throughout the day to remember those who died.

Load more updates