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100th anniversary of WW1 bombardments

Today, December 16th marks the 100th anniversary of the first attacks of the First World War on British soil on Hartlepool, Scarborough and Whitby. We have been at commemoration ceremonies along the North East coast:

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MP: Hartlepool is a 'close-knit' family

Iain Wright, the MP for Hartlepool, has said the town is a "close-knit" family, in light of today's World War One memorial service.

He also pointed out that some of his constituents' "direct ancestors" perished when the North East coast was bombarded by German warships 100 years ago today.

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