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.

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





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.

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It's our tenth annual Gifts For Christmas appeal where we team up with Hartlepool Social Services to provide pressies for children who wouldn't normally get anything at this time of year.

We are asking for YOUR help - When you're christmas shopping, please buy and extra gift for a boy of a girl and as along as its brand new and unopened you can drop it off at:

Radio Hartlepool - York Road

Civic Centre - Victoria Road

Morrisons Supermarket - Clarence Road

We want to make sure this year's appeal is the best one yet and here are a few of the kind people who have already contributed...


Alison and Sammie from Kev's Klub



Carole Anne Swanson



Finley popped into Radio Hartlepool on his lunch break


Judith Sherry



Team members from Lilyanne's Coffee Bar



Some great gifts from Lisa and Peter Alder



Customers from Morrisons have been dropping off gifts.  Luke Ellerton pictured.


Nicola Defty and Barney



Steven Larkin



Yvonne Slater