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Hartlepool girls football team triumph

Johnathon Murray of St Aidan’s Primary School is pictured with (left to right) Emilie Noble, Isabelle Smith, Olivia Skedd, Olivia Mowbray, Lexie Goldsmith, Tilly Burey, Isabelle Kay, Emily Henderson and Erin White Credit: Hartlepool Council

Girls from a U-11 football team at a Hartlepool school have been crowned Durham and Cleveland champions.

St Aidan’s C of E Memorial Primary School won on points and goals scored in a round robin tournament against teams from East Cleveland, Middlesbrough and Redcar and Stockton to seize the title.

They now go on to compete in the north of England regional finals taking place in Liverpool or Manchester in March next year.

"It is an incredible achievement and the girls are absolutely delighted. We only started three years ago and at first we only had 12 players turning up for training.

“Now we get well over 30 every Friday night. Everyone is so enthusiastic and dedicated.

This is richly deserved and we would look forward with confidence to the regional finals.”

– Johnathon Murray, teacher and the U-11 coach at St.Aidens

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Hartlepool knocked out of FA Cup following 4-0 loss against Port Vale

Hartlepool manager Craig Hignett Credit: PA Images

Hartlepool United exited the FA Cup after suffering a 4-0 away defeat to Port Vale.

Hartlepool were knocked out of the competition in the second round after a disappointing display at Vale Park.

Pools were down 3-0 in the first 30 minutes and saw manager Craig Hignett sent to the stands by the end of the first half. The rout was complete in the second half after a penalty was scored by former Newcastle United midfielder Ryan Taylor.

Following Hartlepool's FA Cup departure, they can now concentrate back on the League where they face Cambridge United next at home.

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Death of Hartlepool man being treated as murder

Stanley Burgon. Credit: Cleveland Police

The man who was being treated in James Cook University Hospital for serious head injuries following an incident on Friday November 18 at his home in Rydal Street, Hartlepool, died on Monday and police are now treating his death as murder.

The man has been named as 56-year-old Stanley Burgon. A post mortem has taken place and further tests are to be carried out.

The 32-year-old woman and the 42-year-old man arrested in connection with the incident remain on police bail and enquiries are continuing.

Woman has 'life changing injuries' following assault in Hartlepool

Stephen Street Credit: Google Maps

Police were called to an assault at an address on Stephen Street, Hartlepool, at around 3.20am this morning, (November 23).

A 24-year- old woman was found with serious neck injuries and is currently in a critical condition in hospital. Her injuries have been described as “life changing”.

Detectives are currently carrying out enquiries to trace a man who may have information to assist the investigation.

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