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Double delight for teen horserider from Hartlepool - and watch her in action
Showjumper Ellie Jo Fannan, 13, from the Brierton Lane area, has excelled in the sport since taking it up at the age of nine.
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Wed Apr 16, 2014
Offshore wind farm that could power 40,000 homes officially opened
WINDS OF CHANGE: Energy Minister Michael Fallon, second right, with officials from EDF at the launch of the Teesside Offshore Wind Farm.
Councillors back A 230k scheme to ease congestion in Hartlepool
The scheme will help improve the flow of traffic through the Raby Road and Middleton Road crossroads in Hartlepool, which is currently controlled by traffic lights.
NHS staff to be balloted over strike action in dispute over pay
HUNDREDS of NHS staff in the region are to be balloted over strike action in a bitter dispute over pay.
Police appeal after Hartlepool schoolgirl's head split open by yob
A TEENAGE girl had her head split open when a yob threw an unknown object at her while she was out walking in Hartlepool.
Illegal pedlars fined for going door-to-door in north Hampshire villages
David Speck, Ashley Chadburn and Gary Stocker were spotted by police on March 3 this year in Sherfield-on-Loddon and Up Nately with black holdalls containing household and car cleaning products.
Two in hospital after house blaze
Firefighters had to rescue the men during the blaze at the address in Redemarch, Leam, just after 18:30 BST on Tuesday.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
The Northern Echo
UPDATED: Hartlepool murder probe woman named locally as fish and chip shop owner Angela Smeaton
The 50-year-old was found at an address in Eddleston Walk in the town just after 1am and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Hartlepool and Stockton hospital trust paid out A 8.9m on blunders last year
The North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust paid out A 8,948,143.44 for blunders in 2012-13, according to the NHS Litigation Authority .
Celebration as new 55km coastal path opens between Hartlepool and Sunderland
Oliver Robinson cuts the ribbon on Durham's new coastal path at Seaham, with sisters Imogen and Harriet Coxon and Niall Benson from Durham Heritage Coast and civic dignitaries RAMBLERS keen on getting a seaside fix can now walk all the way from Hartlepool to Sunderland as the ribbon ws cut on a new 55km coastal path.
Man arrested on suspicion of murder after woman dies of injuries in Hartlepool house
A WOMAN has died after being found with serious injuries and a man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Hartlepool's beaches get the nod of approval in a new water quality survey
And in a fantastic boost for the region, every North East beach got the same accolade in a survey by the Marine Conservation Society.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
I Never Knew That About Britain
Series exploring Britain's rich and surprising history. In today's programme, Paul Martin uncovers the secret British pioneer who invented the world's first aeroplane.
Jail for Hartlepool pill pusher who supplied drugs to man on day he died of heart failure
Leeann Douglass sold 20 diazepam tablets to Christopher Vanes on the day he died of heart failure, Teesside Crown Court was told.
Feast of talent on show at Hartlepool dance festival
The annual British Association of Teachers of Dancing Festival is under way at the Town Hall Theatre, in Raby Road.
A 23,000 safety project to get more children walking to school in Hartlepool
SEVEN school crossing patrol sites across Hartlepool are set to be made safer with a scheme of works costing around 23,000.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Former Liberty X singer Michelle Heaton backs Bobby Turnbull's anti-gun campaign
Former Liberty X singer Michelle Heaton has retweeted a link to Bobby Turnbull's campaign for tighter laws on firearms legislation.
Cancer survivor Steven set for annual charity walk to help facility that saved his life
A CANCER survivor is gearing up for an annual charity walk that has seen thousands raised to benefit the facility that saved his life.
Fun for all the family at Summerhill
A POPULAR countryside park is hosting a string of activites over the coming months for all the family to enjoy.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
Derelict bar's grim future
THE owners of a derelict town nightspot fear a grim future for the bar due to the fact the building doesn't have a late alcohol license.