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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

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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.

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Teenagers appear in court charged with murder

Two teenage girls have appeared in court this morning (December 11) charged with the murder of a woman in Hartlepool.

Police were called to an address on Stephen Street in the town on Tuesday morning (December 9). The woman was later identified as 39-year-old Angela Wrightson.

The teenagers, aged 13 and 14, were at Teesside Magistrates Court and will appear next at Crown Court this afternoon.

Hartlepool artist celebrates first international exhibition

Luke Walker paints with an adapted baseball cap Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

An artist from Hartlepool is celebrating his first international exhibition which opens in Budapest later today (11th December).

Luke Walker has Cerebral Palsy and uses a specially adapted hat to hold his brush.

Luke Walker's exhibition opens in Budapest later Credit: Luke Walker

The exhibition is being held at the Magma Gallery in Budapest. Luke has already had several exhibitions in the North East.

Luke Walker's exhibition in Budapest Credit: Luke Walker
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