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Civic funeral for Hartlepool Alderman who died at the weekend

Darlington and Stockton Times: Former councillor Ray Waller

4:16pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

AN ALDERMAN, former Hartlepool Mayor and long-serving councillor has died following a short illness.

Animal magic

Darlington and Stockton Times: White Cross Vets' head nurse Allison Hodgson with dog Cassie celebrate the PetPlan nominations

2:21pm Friday 4th April 2014

White Cross Vets’ Coulby Newham and Redcar branches have been nominated for the ‘Practice of the Year’ award run by pet insurer, PetPlan.

Sporting activities on the cards over the Easter holidays

Darlington and Stockton Times: Hartlepool Borough Council looking for volunteer walk leaders

4:24pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A RANGE of junior sports activities will be taking place at Hartlepool leisure centre to keep kids fit and healthy during the Easter holidays.

Song writing project is music to the ears of youngsters

Darlington and Stockton Times: Song writing project is music to the ears of youngsters

2:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

THE achievements of young people who took part in a song writing project as part of The Prince’s Trust Fairbridge programme were celebrated at a Creative Opportunities Showcase event.

Under starters orders

Darlington and Stockton Times: The Hare and the Tortoise is being performed at Arc arts centre in Stockton until Thursday, April 10

3:24pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

The Hare and the Tortoise is being performed at Arc arts centre in Stockton until Thursday, April 10, by the Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company. Tickets costing for the children’s fable cost £9 each or £32 for a family of four can be bought by calling the box office on 01642-525199 or

Plea to save historic building from demolition in Hartlepool conservation area

Darlington and Stockton Times: Hartlepool Councillor Ray Wells, pictured in 2011, outside Tunstall Court, a Victorian mansion which has been targeted by vandals more than 30 times.

12:37pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

CONSERVATIONISTS are urging council planners to save a historic building from demolition to make way for executive homes.

Bullesye hits the target at Summerhill park in Hartlepool during Easter holidays

Darlington and Stockton Times: Free dog micro-chipping is taking place in Albert Park in Middlesbrough on Saturday, April 5, from 11am to 3pm.

12:59pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

Pond dipping, crafts, archery and indoor climbing is being held at Summerhill Country Park in Hartlepool during the Easter holidays.

Britpop band Space performing at Stockton Calling music festival

Darlington and Stockton Times: Space is performing on the Ku bar stage at Stockton Calling on Saturday, April 19

12:08pm Friday 21st March 2014

BRITPOP band Space will headline one of eight stages at Stockton Calling, a music festival featuring 70 acts in one day.

Grim report reveals extent of prostitution across Teesside

Darlington and Stockton Times: EXPLOITED: A prostitute on the streets of Middlesbrough

6:00am Thursday 20th March 2014

A DISTURBING report into the sex trade in Teesside, has revealed that prostitutes are gripped in a cycle of drugs and abuse.

All-inclusive sports club in Hartlepool launches new spring programme

Darlington and Stockton Times: Sam Avery will be on the bill at the Catch 22 Comedy Club at Arc arts centre in Stockton on Friday, March 28

12:47pm Thursday 20th March 2014

An all-inclusive sports club aimed at people aged 14 to 30 regardless of their physical, learning or sensory ability has unveiled its new spring programme.

Scheme to bring private rented properties up to scratch is proving popular in Hartlepool

Darlington and Stockton Times: Council scheme to prevent housing decline proving popular

6:40pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

A MULTI-MILLION pound scheme that aims to prevent the wider decline of neighbourhoods across Hartlepool by bringing individual empty properties back into use is proving a big success.

Stand up and be counted in Stockton by becoming a councillor

Darlington and Stockton Times: The Arriva six service will travel from Stillington to Stockton town centre via Hartburn once the council cuts its bus subsidies from April 1

3:32pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

Civic-minded people interested in representing the views of others in Stockton can find out how at a free event next week.

Nursery school set to close in Seaton Carew

Darlington and Stockton Times: Last chance for Hartlepool residents to have their say

12:10pm Sunday 16th March 2014

A NURSERY school is to be closed and the service transferred to a nearby primary school after council gives plan the go ahead.

Children's play based on book by Mr Benn and King Rollo author comes to Hartlepool

Darlington and Stockton Times: "Not Now, Bernard" starring Rhys Rusbatch as the monster, is being performed at Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre on Saturday, March 22

12:39pm Friday 14th March 2014

A CHILDREN’s play about a little boy who finds a monster in his garden is taking to the stage at Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre.

Waste cooking oil turned into enough electricity to brew 250,000 cuppas

Darlington and Stockton Times: Waste Management Team Leader Fiona Srogi and Environmental Projects Officer Kate Ainger beside the collection tank at the Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centre.

3:42pm Thursday 13th March 2014

RESIDENTS have been praised for recycling 1,000 litres of used cooking oil – enough to make a quarter of a million cups of tea.

Developer organises event to discuss plans for housing scheme in Hartlepool

Darlington and Stockton Times: Last chance for Hartlepool residents to have their say

4:57pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

A SPECIAL meeting will be held next week to discuss a proposed large scale housing development.

Project launched to help Hartlepool residents launch their own business

Darlington and Stockton Times: Hartlepool Borough Council looking for volunteer walk leaders

4:06pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

A NEW initiative is being launched to help people make the jump into self-employment.

Allotment holders in Hartlepool warned about lighting bonfires

Darlington and Stockton Times: Allotment bonfire warning

5:16pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

ALLOTMENT holders are being warned that they should not now be lighting fires on their plots.

Council tax shake-up punishing poor people, MPs warn

Darlington and Stockton Times: Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Margaret Hodge, described a privately run out of hours GP service in Cornwall as substandard

6:00am Tuesday 11th March 2014

POOR people are being punished by a controversial shake-up of council tax, a committee of MPs warns today (Tuesday, March 11)

First Norton 'Art in the Community' show this Saturday

Darlington and Stockton Times: Norton duck pond features the first Norton 'Art in the Community' show on Saturday from 10am to 2pm at Norton Village Hall, Norton, Stockton

1:06pm Thursday 6th March 2014

A FORMER Sky News cameraman and a 16-year-old photographer will be showing their work at the first Norton 'Art in the Community' show.

Hartlepool council records an increase in illegal parking outside schools

Darlington and Stockton Times: Hartlepool Borough Council looking for volunteer walk leaders

5:51pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

A CAMERA car used by a Tees council has recorded an increase in the number of cases of illegal and inconsiderate parking outside schools.

Evening with Marske Fishermen's choir in aid of charity

4:31pm Monday 3rd March 2014

AN evening with the Marske Fishermen’s Choir will take place at the Marske Social Club (Workingmen’s Club) on Tuesday, March 11 at 7.30pm, with all proceeds going to the Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland’s Charity Fund in aid of The Mike Findley Motor Neurone Disease Fund and Zoe's Place Baby Hospice.

'Shipbuilders' houses of Hartlepool' extended talk

Darlington and Stockton Times: Hartlepool achieves a first with £2.2m student housing scheme

5:10pm Thursday 27th February 2014

The history of some of Hartlepool’s most interesting old houses can be delved into at a talk at Hartlepool’s Central Library next week.

Time is running out to have say on crime fighting blueprint for Hartlepool

Darlington and Stockton Times: Last chance for Hartlepool residents to have their say

5:55pm Monday 17th February 2014

TIME is running out for people to give their views on a new proposed blueprint for tackling crime and improving community safety in Hartlepool over the next three years.

Sport Relief Mile sets off from Stockton for the first time

Darlington and Stockton Times: Presenter Davina McCall on day three of her Sport Relief Challenge is helped from the water as she completes her swim across Lake Windermere. On her seven day challenge she will run, swim and cycle from Edinburgh to London

11:19am Sunday 16th February 2014

This year will see the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile come to Stockton for the first time.

First World War project brings history to life across Tees Valley

Darlington and Stockton Times: Heugh Gun Battery, The Headland, Hartlepool

6:13pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

A REPLICA of a First World War trench and a re-enactment of a suffragette march are part of a £400,000 project being held across the Tees Valley to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

Half-term playschemes in Hartlepool

4:46pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

A programme of free sports and activities has been lined up for children and young people in Hartlepool over next week’s half term holidays.

Family poverty grants available in Hartlepool

Darlington and Stockton Times: Hartlepool Borough Council looking for volunteer walk leaders

12:22pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

VOLUNTARY and community sector (VCS) organisations in Hartlepool are being invited to bid for grants to help them provide support to local people, with a particular focus on tackling family poverty.

Councils ready to take part in flag flying Commonwealth Day event

Darlington and Stockton Times: Queen Acc TB 35.JPG

3:42pm Monday 10th February 2014

THE North-East will be flying the flag for the Commonwealth next month.

Rejuvenation of Hartlepool's marina area moves a step closer as search for developer is launched

Darlington and Stockton Times: Councillor Christopher Akers-Belcher with the Hartlepool Vision

3:09pm Friday 7th February 2014

THE search has started to appoint a company to help deliver a radical blueprint for the redevelopment of a key part of Hartlepool.

Flood protection schemes announced across the region to protect thousands of homes

Darlington and Stockton Times: Laburnum Grove in Port Clarence which is still two feet under water after the storm surge hit the hamlet on the banks of the River Tees on Thursday evening

4:56pm Thursday 6th February 2014

FLOOD defences are to be improved across the region to protect homes devastated by recent deluges from future misery.

Council workers prepare for day of protest

Darlington and Stockton Times: Members of Unison outside the Civic Centre

6:09pm Monday 3rd February 2014

LOCAL government workers will take part in an official day of protest tomorrow (Tuesday, February 4).

Council seeking residents opinions on sea defences at Hartlepool's Headland

Darlington and Stockton Times: Hartlepool Borough Council looking for volunteer walk leaders

5:24pm Monday 3rd February 2014

PEOPLE are invited give their views on the next phase of a project to strengthen the sea defences on Hartlepool’s Headland against the effects of coastal erosion.

Dedicated and loyal Hartlepool councillor loses her long battle against illness.

Darlington and Stockton Times: Hartlepool councillor Cath Hill, pictured in 2010, who passed away at the weekend.

3:03pm Sunday 2nd February 2014

A HARD working and dedicated councillor has passed away after losing her long battle against cancer.

New affordable housing scheme in Hartlepool has been officially launched

Darlington and Stockton Times: Mayor of Hartlepool Stephen Akers-Belcher hands the keys to resident Marie Harland with partner Steven Harrington and their son Lincoln, as Vela Chief Executive Cath Purdy and Chairman of Housing Hartlepool Peter Olsen look on.

2:09pm Friday 31st January 2014

A NEW affordable housing development has been officially opened by the Mayor of Hartlepool.

Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald promotes healthy lifestyle in Ormesby

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald is visiting Lloyds Pharmacy on Ormesby High Street to see the range of health services it offers at the end of alcohol-free 'dry January'

11:31am Thursday 30th January 2014

Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald will mark the last day of alcohol-free ‘dry January’ to carry out his own health-check on one of the town’s Healthy Living Pharmacies.

Self-medicating with prose by poet William Sieghart at Hartlepool Central Library

Darlington and Stockton Times: Hartlepool achieves a first with £2.2m student housing scheme

1:02pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

A POET is ‘prescribing’ prose as a remedy to peoples’ problems at a unique clinic.

Boy, 16, hurt after three-vehicle collision in Middlesbrough

Darlington and Stockton Times: Morale at a North-East police force at its lowest ebb, said its federation chairman

3:56pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

A teenage boy suffered a broken arm and leg following a collision between a bus, a Renault Megane and a stationary Volkswagen Polo at the junction of Acklam Road and Ayresome Green Lane in Middlesbrough at around 4.55pm on Monday.

Debut author returns to his Hartlepool roots to give a talk about his work

Darlington and Stockton Times: Hartlepool-born author James Wheatley to give talk on his debut novel

6:24pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

THERE’S an opportunity for people to meet a Hartlepool-born author when he visits the town’s Central Library to give a talk about his debut novel ‘Magnificent Joe’.

Government 'acting like a bully' over planning reforms - MP

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland MP Tom Blenkinsop

4:00pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

AN MP claims reforms to the planning system which could mean developers are able to push ahead with applications without council approval “kicks sand” in the eyes of local communities.

Call for support in bid to secure sports funding in Hartlepool

Darlington and Stockton Times: Hartlepool Borough Council looking for volunteer walk leaders

3:59pm Tuesday 31st December 2013

RESIDENTS of Hartlepool are being urged to support a bid for cash from a national pot set up to promote grassroots sport and physical activity.

Work of two of Hartlepool's favourite artists to go on display in the New Year

Darlington and Stockton Times: A previous exhibition at the gallery

5:47pm Friday 20th December 2013

AN art gallery will be getting the New Year off to an exciting start with a joint exhibition of new work by two of Hartlepool’s most respected artists.

North councils to face £179m in cuts while some Southern authorities see rise in Government funding

Darlington and Stockton Times: Local Government Minister Brandon Lewis

12:30am Thursday 19th December 2013

THE region has been hammered with a further £179m of council cuts – while many authorities in the South will enjoy a spending rise.

Initiative aims to distract youngsters away from anti-social behaviour through sport in Hartlepool

Darlington and Stockton Times: Youngsters signed up for the Cool Project

12:05pm Thursday 12th December 2013

YOUNGSTERS are being given the chance sharpen their football skills while tackling anti-social behaviour across Hartlepool.

Grand vision to improve retail and leisure in Hartlepool is unveiled

Darlington and Stockton Times: Councillor Christopher Akers-Belcher (left) and Councillor Robbie Payne, chairman of Hartlepool's regeneration committee, at Jacksons Landing

4:53pm Monday 9th December 2013

A GRAND vision to regenerate a town at a cost of between £10m and £20m has been unveiled.

Display to show off Hartlepool cemetery group's hard work

Darlington and Stockton Times: Earlier this year a team from Tees Archaeology, supported by volunteers, carried out a series of digs in selected areas of the town centre North Cemetery.

1:50pm Friday 6th December 2013

A COMMUNITY group’s work to transform an historic cemetery into an attractive public open space is to be showcased in a week-long display.

Residents have their last chance to have their say on Hartlepool Borough Council's spending plans

Darlington and Stockton Times: Hartlepool Borough Council looking for volunteer walk leaders

12:56pm Thursday 5th December 2013

TIME is running out for Hartlepool residents to have their input on the Borough Council’s budget proposals as it grapples with cuts in government funding.

Stand -up venues share comics

3:37pm Wednesday 4th December 2013

Comedy venues are holding Christmas specials with Stockton’s Catch 22 on Friday 13 December and Middlesbrough's Big Mouth on Saturday 14 December sharing a festive line-up of Jeff Innocent, Lloyd Langford and Matt Reed.

Man beaten and kicked to ground by robbers in Hartlepool

2:43pm Monday 2nd December 2013

A 28-YEAR-OLD man was pushed to the ground and kicked by robbers who stole his cash in Hartlepool at 5.45pm on Wednesday, November 27.

Spruce up of Hartlepool gets the backing of Mayor and police commissioner

Darlington and Stockton Times: Lynn Evans, Housing Officer for Housing Hartlepool, Coun Stephen Akers-Belcher and Barry Coppinger, Police and Crime Commissioner.

11:00am Friday 29th November 2013

A CAMPAIGN to inspire residents to take more pride in the area they live have received the backing of Hartlepool’s mayor and Cleveland’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

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