BY-ELECTION HUSTINGS: Friends of the Earth are to hold a Question Time style debate with the candidates for Middlesbrough MP at Saint Barnabas Church, Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, tomorrow (Monday 26) from 7pm -8.30pm. All candidates are expected to be attending the hustings.

SHINING STARS: The work of Middlesbrough’s community heroes will be celebrated at the third annual Volunteering Star Awards. The awards were set up to recognise and celebrate volunteering, and pay tribute to individuals and organisations who make a real difference to the lives of others. This year’s awards ceremony takes place at the Middlesbrough Teaching and Learning Centre in Cargo Fleet Lane on Thursday, November 29 from 6.30pm.