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Colin Cooper resigns as Hartlepool manager

Colin Cooper has resigned as Hartlepool manager. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Hartlepool manager Colin Cooper has resigned after the club went bottom of the Football League.

They lost 3-0 to Carlisle United, who achieved their biggest away win in three years.

The defeat put Hartlepool bottom of the table, and the former Middlesbrough player and coach left his first managerial post.

"We would like to thank Colin for his efforts during the last eighteen months.

“We are glad that we gave him his break in management and would like to wish him every success in the future.”

– Hartlepool chairman Ken Hodcroft, in a statement on the club's website


Princess Anne comes to the North East

Princess Anne visited North Yorkshire earlier this month Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The Princess Royal is visiting the region today.

Princess Anne will open the new Sailability Facility at Tees and Hartlepool Yacht club.

The specially built pontoon provides wheelchair users easier access to boats.

The Princess Royal recently visited North Yorkshire.

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Dramatic picture of 3 men rescued as fishing boat sinks

The 16 foot fishing boat (bottom left) sunk on Sunday, 21st September Credit: RNLI

A 16 foot fishing boat has sunk near Longscar Buoy about a mile from the shore.

It was hit by a large wave and began to sink with 3 men on board, all of whom were in the water when the Hartlepool RNLI lifeboats arrived.

Hartlepool RNLI's volunteer crew members were called to the scene at 1:06pm on Sunday, 21st September.

Hartlepool RNLI volunteer Helm, Mark Barker was at the scene and pulled the men on board: "They were all very cold and we wrapped them in blankets and gave them oxygen and first aid as we headed back to the lifeboat station. We had initially thought of transferring them to the All-weather lifeboat but the sea was too rough. Two ambulances were waiting to take them to hospital."


15-year-old girl missing from Hartlepool

Courtney Smith

Police are appealing for information after a 15-year-old girl was reported missing from Hartlepool.

Courtney Smith was last seen at an address on Wingfield Close in the early hours of Sunday 21st September.

She is white, thin, with long blonde straight hair. She is believed to be wearing a red Adidas jacket and large silver hooped earrings.

E-fit released after attempted robbery in Hartlepool

E-fit of the man police want to speak to Credit: Cleveland Police

Police are releasing an E-fit of a man they want to speak to in connection with an attempted robbery in Hartlepool.

The incident took place at around 1.30pm on Wednesday, 20th August when a 48-year-old woman was approached by a man in an alleyway between Durness Grove and Brierton Lane.

The man forcibly tried to take her handbag and there was a short struggle before he ran off empty handed.

The suspect is described as a white male, around 5ft 8in tall, aged in his late twenties to early thirties with short, dark hair and blue eyes. He was wearing a grey bomber style jacket and black tracksuit bottoms.

Any witnesses or anyone who may know the identity of the man in the E-fit is asked to contact the police.

Robbery at Hartlepool's Asda by masked raider

A masked raider held up a security van and made off with its cash at a town centre supermarket.

A cash-in-transit van was delivering money to Asda at Marina Way, Hartlepool, in the early hours when a security guard was threatened by a masked raider who was wearing a balaclava.

He fled with a cash box from the van and got in a waiting vehicle.

The store was closed at the time and nobody was hurt during the robbery.

Police are speaking to witnesses in an attempt to identify those responsible and trace the car.

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