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Hartlepool United boss Dave Jones sacked

Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Hartlepool United confirm Dave Jones has left his position as First Team Manager.

The former Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton boss won just four games out of 18 since being appointed.

The news was revealed on the club's website on Monday:

Hartlepool United can confirm that Dave Jones has left his position as First Team Manager by mutual consent.

Assistant Managers Alex Armstrong and Kevin Cooper have also departed The Northern Gas and Power Stadium with immediate effect.

The Club would like to place on record its thanks to Jones, Armstrong and Cooper for their efforts and wish them every success in the future.

Matthew Bates will now take charge for the final two games of the season, assisted by Billy Paynter, Stuart Parnaby and Ian Gallagher.

– Hartlepool United FC website

Dramatic sea rescue at Hartlepool's Headland

Two people have been rescued after their boat capsized and sank into the sea at Hartlepool's Headland on Saturday afternoon.

The rapidly sinking boat. Credit: Police Hour

The boat sank rapidly leaving two people in the cold water.

Hartlepool RNLI's inshore lifeboat crew was at the scene within minutes.

They were assisted by the crew of a Teesport pilot vessel, who were in the viccinity when an 'all-channels' emergency call for assistance was broadcast to all ships and boats.

The two people were pulled out of the water and taken to shore, where they received a medical assessment before being taken to hospital by ambulance.

Their condition is not known at this stage.

Iain Wright MP will not seek re-election

Iain Wright MP Credit: PA

Iain Wright, Labour MP for Hartlepool, has announced he will not be seeking re-election.

In a tweet he said it had been 'an enormous privilege' to serve his home town.

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Police ask for help to find wanted Hartlepool man

Police re-Appeal to trace wanted man Adrian Craigs Credit: Cleveland Police

Police officers are asking for the public's help in tracing a man from Hartlepool.

Adrian Craigs, aged 32, is wanted in connection with an assault, possession of a class B drug and breach of a restraining order.

He is believed to be in the Hartlepool area and police would urge anyone with information regarding his whereabouts not to approach him but to contact Cleveland Police on 101.

To pass information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Dramatic moment fire rips through Hartlepool houses

This is the shocking and dramatic video of a fire in Hartlepool which ripped through several homes and caused a roof to collapse. The footage was captured by local resident Oliver Ervin on Saturday.

Despite the flames, nobody was injured in the fire on Alliance Street.

Phil Lancaster, Director of Community Protection at Cleveland Fire Brigade, said:

This was a substantial fire which has destroyed the house.

The occupant was extremely lucky as this could have resulted in serious consequences.

We urge all residents to have smoke alarms fitted to all floors in their home and to test them weekly to ensure they are working properly. In the event of a fire we advise people to get out, stay out and call 999.

– Phil Lancaster, Cleveland Fire Brigade
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