A teenage boy suffered a broken arm and leg following a collision between a bus, a Renault Megane and a stationary Volkswagen Polo at the junction of Acklam Road and Ayresome Green Lane in Middlesbrough at around 4.55pm on Monday.

The 16-year-old pedestrian was taken to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough for treatment.

Any witnesses are asked to contact PC Paul Faulkner from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency 101 number, quoting reference number 14505.

ROADWORKS: Work starts in Hartlepool on Monday, February 3, on the second and final phase of a £600,000 project to repair and improve the Belle Vue Way/Brenda Road roundabout on the A689. The work will be completed by mid-March. The project – which started last autumn – includes the complete rebuilding and resurfacing of the road around the roundabout, plus the installation of better drainage.

POST-WAR ART: A new exhibition titled Art and Optimism in 1950s Britain is on display at Mima gallery of modern art in Middlesbrough from February 21 to June 29 featuring paintings, posters, sculpture, furniture and ceramics. The post-war exhibition includes work from artists such as Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, Anthony Caro, Eduardo Paolozzi and Wyndham Lewis. Pieces have come from major collections across the UK including Tate, the National Galleries of Scotland and the Arts Council Collection alongside works from Mima’s own collection.

TOP TEACHER: Dr Simon Stobart has joined an elite list becoming the first Teesside University academic to receive a prestigious Principal Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy (HEA). The fellowship, which is the highest bestowed, is awarded to a select number of academics who have excelled in the strategic leadership of teaching and learning. To be considered for a Principal Fellowship, Dr Stobart had to submit a considerable portfolio of work demonstrating his contribution to higher education. Dr Stobart was instrumental in the creation of the SPACE, a student learning and social lounge in the School of Computing, which allows students an opportunity to gather and interact outside classes.

CONFIDENCE BOOST: Mood-boosting author Marie Cunningham is to give a presentation on improving confidence at Middlesbrough Central Library. Marie’s talk is titled Inward Bound and will take place on Saturday, February 8, at 2pm as part of National Libraries Day celebrations and is free. The author, who acts as a wellbeing consultant professional, recently had the honour of having her book The Energy Within voted as Middlesbrough’s top mood-boosting book. To book a free place call Middlesbrough Central Library on 01642-729002.