Hartlepool Borough Council
A senior councillor in Hartlepool is calling on the Government to take urgent action to help hard-pressed local authorities cope with an unprecedented increase in demand for children's services.
Community safety chiefs in Hartlepool are supporting an international campaign to eliminate violence against women and they are urging local people to show their support.
A special treat is in store for a little girl at the centre of a fundraising drive to help her walk.
Residents of Hartlepool can improve their fitness free of charge at three exercise classes.