Help us to help them this christmas
It's not long to go till we ask for YOUR help for our GIFTS FOR CHRISTMAS APPEAL 2015
Times are hard in and around Hartlepool and there will be thousands of children going without presents this year.
Radio Hartlepool will be asking our listeners to help prevent this by collecting as many new children's gfts as possible.
Watch this space!
Santa is Coming!
It's your chance to see the arrival of Santa Claus to Middleton Grange Shopping Centre on Sunday 22nd November.
The fun starts at 11am with Jason Anderson and Jazzy Charters hosting the big day.
There will be musical entertainment from Red Dreams, bagpipes, and festive characters popping up throughout the day.
Plus of course the opening of Santa's grotto!
So join your truly local station, Radio Hartlepool with some festive cheer.
West Park are First Class!
West Park Primary School are set to be the first 'solar' school in Hartlepool.
Paul Hewitson, project co-ordinator of Hartlepower CIC asked listeners of Radio Hartlepool to vote in the 'M&S Community Energy' competition.
It was a nail-biting time as the local school was up against several across the country to be in with a chance of winning the funding of £40,000.
The pupils and parents used social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter to gain votes.
The school is already classed as a 'green flag eco school' and now winning this will ensure they can take it to the next level.
Mandy Hall (left) Headteacher of West Park Primary School and Paul Hewitson (right) from Hartlepower CIC
Radio Hartlepool helped this community action by producing a 'community break' news story which was played every day leading up to the closing date.
Remembering a special little boy
The fundraising continues to remember Jacob Jenkins, who died recently.
Meanwhile Ben Picken has also set up a fundraising page which has already raised over £20,000 in one month.
Image (C) Tom Collins
Keeping warm this winter
It's getting chilly across Hartlepool right now and a local company want you to make sure you're going to be warm this winter.
Go Warm, a Stockton based business are helping elderly and vulnerable people to install new boilers, insulation and heating systems. Anyone in private or private rented homes with certain benefits could get help.
Over 250,000 people have already been helped out of fuel poverty. The scheme can also help reduce energy bills with an estimated £10 million in life time savings.
The scheme runs until January 2016 so check if you're eligible by phoning Go Warm on (01642) 605130.