Hartlepool Borough Council
Hartlepool's distinctive yellow taxis will continue to be a common sight on the town's roads after councillors voted unanimously to keep them.
A range of local companies will be showcasing their products at a special event in Hartlepool at the weekend to mark Small Business Saturday.
A joyful evening brimming with traditional Christmas entertainment is taking place in Hartlepool this December.
Shoppers will be able to park for free in Hartlepool town centre on the next three Saturdays in the run-up to Christmas.