Community wealth building in Hartlepool

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Hartlepool has been hit hard by austerity; in 2017 it was one of ten local authorities with the highest unemployment rate and life expectancy rates have declined. Spending levels were slashed by 33% from 2010-17and government funding is expected to fall by 45% by 2020. Journalist Anoosh Chakelian was told by a Hartlepool Borough Council spokesperson that the Council and Hartlepool’s […]