March 26, 2015

A local charity will join thousands of Hartlepool United fans who are hoping the team will avoid relegation this season, after a charity bet was placed on them staying up.



Richard Royal, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Hartlepool, was invited to visit the local Ladbrokes shop on Church Street where he placed a £50 stake on Hartlepool Utd to remain in League Two at odds of 5/1. If they succeed, the £300 winnings will be donated to the Great North Air Ambulance Service.


The bet was placed last Saturday morning,...

March 13, 2015

A petition of hundreds of names calling for the abolition of parking charges in Hartlepool has been submitted to the Council, forcing it to review its parking policy.



Richard Royal, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Hartlepool, initiated and organised the petition which calls on Hartlepool Borough Council to provide the first two hours parking free everywhere within the town centre. Within just two weekends he collected over 900 signatures of local shoppers and businesses supporting his campaign.


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March 11, 2015

Richard Royal has written to Chancellor George Osborne requesting a cut in alcohol duty at the forthcoming budget.



The Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Hartlepool has challenged the Chancellor to make a 2% cut to help boost the local leisure and hospitality industry as well as brewers such as Cameron’s.


Within and around Hartlepool this sector is of major importance, employing a large number of people and providing many flexible jobs for young people such as students.


At a national level, the UK alcohol indust...

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