RECYCLING DATES Changes to refuse and recycling collection days in Middlesbrough for the festive period are as follows: Tuesday December 25 changes to Thursday December 27, Wednesday December 26 to Friday December 28, Thursday December 27 to Saturday December 29, Friday December 28 to Monday December 31, Tuesday January 1 to Thursday January 3, Thursday January 3 to Friday January 4 and Friday January 4 to Saturday January 5.

REINDEER PARADE Santa and his reindeers will make their way through Stockton town centre on Sunday December 16. There will be face painting and entertainment including a Christmas sing-a-long as well as dance displays and live music. The parade starts at Wellington Square at 2pm.