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.
A Hartlepool secondary school has closed due to roof damage following high winds. High Tunstall College of Science on Elwick road will be closed on December 5 and December 6. Parents have been advised to check the school's website for update.
– Head teacher Mark Tilling
“Part of the roof in our link building blew off this morning (December 5) but thankfully all children and staff are safe.“We were left with no alternative but to send children home and everyone is working flat out to get the school back open as soon as possible.”
Northumbria Police said demonstrations in Hartlepool have passed peacefully. No arrests were made.
A 12 year old girl has suffered a broken ankle in a collision with a car in Hartlepool.
Cleveland Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident which happened on Throston Grange Lane at the junction with Easington Road at 8.20am on November 11.
Royal Navy Warship HMS Grimsby will be sailing up the River Tyne this evening.
The vessel will pass under the Newcastle Gateshead Millennium Bridge and berth at Newcastle Quays, where it will be open to the general public. The ship is travelling from Hartlepool and is expected to arrive on Tyneside at around 5pm.
Lieutenant Commander Mark Hammon, the Royal Navy officer in charge of HMS Grimsby, said:
– Lt Cdr Mark Hammon, HMS Grimsby
"I know that my crew are thrilled to be visiting the seafaring town of Hartlepool.
"I believe it is important to maintain the Royal Navy's strong affiliation with the town, and it's an honour to represent the RN on the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, especially in a town with such an esteemed maritime history."
Royal Navy Warship HMS Grimsby will be sailing into Hartlepool this morning.
The 450-tonne vessel is going alongside the town's Victoria Quay as part of a regional engagement programme and in support of the traditional celebration of Trafalgar Day.
The ship will also pass under the Newcastle Gateshead Millennium Bridge and berth at Newcastle Quays on Sunday, before she returns to operational tasking on October 22.
People in Middlesbrough and Hartlepool have reacted angrily to suggestions by a national magazine that their towns are decaying and should effectively be abandoned financially.
The Economist said residents should be helped to commute or move to other areas if they needed work.
This report from Derek Proud
A 22-year-old from Hartlepool who groomed, abducted and had sex on a beach with a runaway 14-year-old schoolgirl has been jailed for six years.
Sean Clode continues to influence his victim who five months ago skipped school and travelled hundreds of miles from Northern Scotland to meet the man who befriended her over the internet, Teesside Crown Court heard.
Judge Howard Crowson told unemployed Clode, of Glamis Walk, Hartlepool, the age of consent laws were needed to protect vulnerable teenagers from men like the defendant.
An eight-year-old boy has life-threatening injuries in hospital after being knocked over in Hartlepool. It happened on Irvine Road in Owton Manor on Sunday. He was airlifted to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough with serious head injuries.