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News: Middlesbrough Council

HISTORIC: Lottery bid to preserve Historic Quarter in Middlesbrough where you will find the town's Railway Station

Lottery bid to preserve town's historic quarter

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VOLUNTEERS: Middlesbrough Council is adamant that unpaid helpers are not being used instead of salaried staff but said some services were reliant on volunteers to ensure facilities, like libraries, could stay open.

Volunteers step up to help cash-strapped council save services

INSPECTION: Clean bill of health for Holme House Prison, Stockton.

Prison remains in healthy position despite staffing cuts

EXHIBITION: Dorman Curator Gill Moore in the newly opened Dresser Gallery at the Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough. Picture: TOM BANKS.

Three day DresserFest celebrating designer's work

DRUGS: Police issue warning after prescription drugs stolen from home

Warning over stolen drugs

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Middlesbrough's schools improving - but Ofsted says more work required

Labour increases majority on Middlesbrough Borough Council votes finally all counted

MAYOR: The new Mayor of Middlesbrough Dave Budd. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (25642402)

Middlesbrough mayor unveils vision for the future as he steps out of Mallon's shadow

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Middlesbrough’s only grade 1-listed building, Acklam Hall. Picture: TOM BANKS

Council approves controversial plans to convert and develop Acklam Hall

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ADVICE: Benefits advice sessions for Middlesbrough residents.

Advice sessions to ensure residents claim the benefits they are entitled to

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REVAMP: A trendy food hall inspired by the renowned Borough Market in London is destined for Middlesbrough as part of a major revamp of a derelict town centre street.

Borough Market-style food hall coming to the 'Boro'

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REMEMBERED: Tributes have been paid to long-serving Middlesbrough councillor Maelor Williams who has died at the age of 77 following a short illness.

Tributes paid to long-serving Middlesbrough councillor Maelor Williams

COUNCIL TAX: Middlesbrough Town Hall where councillors have agreed to write off nearly £1.4m in debt over the last three years

More than £4m in unpaid debts have been written off by Teesside councils, Northern Echo reveals

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COMBINED AUTHORITY: From left, Middlesbrough mayor Ray Mallon, Redcar and Cleveland Council leader George Dunning, Tees Valley Unlimited managing director Stephen Catchpole, Darlington leader Bill Dixon, Stockton leader Bob Cook and Hartlepool leader Chri

Tees Valley councils to press ahead with plans for combined authority after public backing

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COMBINED: From left, Middlesbrough mayor Ray Mallon, Redcar and Cleveland Council leader George Dunning, Tees Valley Unlimited managing director Stephen Catchpole, Darlington leader Bill Dixon, Stockton leader Bob Cook and Hartlepool leader Christoper Ake

What will new Tees Valley authority do for us?

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Youngsters to be better prepared for school thanks to government funding

Youngsters to be better prepared for school thanks to government funding

CARE: Neglect accounts for 60 per cent of the ‘looked after’ children in Middlesbrough where there are more young people in care and protected from risk of harm than anywhere else in the North-East.

Most children taken into care in Middlesbrough have suffered serious neglect

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PROTECTION: High profile abuse scandals involving vulnerable victims nationwide have prompted Middlesbrough Council to probe its own policies for safeguarding adults in residential care

Probe to ensure adults in Middlesbrough care homes are protected revealed 312 safeguarding incidents in one year

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Tory challenges council on education record

SURVIVIAL PLAN: A meeting at the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough to discuss the future of the town in respect of budget cuts.

Mallon hosts 'brainstorming session' to examine town's way forward

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Proactive 'early help' needed to make families stronger in Middlesbrough

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ILLEGAL TRADING: Middlesbrough Council’s environmental health manager Judith Hedgley pictured with fireworks seized by the authority’s Trading Standards team as part of a festive crackdown.

Crackdown on illegal goods

COUNCIL CUTS: Selling a town’s art collection or cutting councillor allowances and expenses were ideas put forward to help Middlesbrough slice £14m from its budget next year.

Proposals decided to save Middlesbrough £14m next year

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Middlesbrough Mayor Ray Mallon branded a Scrooge for branding beggars "criminals"

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Mayor Ray Mallon will outline 51 saving proposals for 2015/16 at Middlesbrough Town Hall tonight

Live updates as Middlesbrough Council outlines plans for further £14m cuts

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Acklam Grange School in Middlesbrough

Schools target child sexual exploitation

LIBRARY INITIATIVE: Successful project for readers with mental health issues delivered through Middlesbrough's libraries.

Reading project starting to deliver results

Glenn Kroeker, car park supervisor, Colin Smith, operations manager at Hillstreet, Phil Taylor of the Parking Association and Sgt Andy Corbett. Picture by Dave Charnley

Middlesbrough shopping centre awarded for safe parking ten years in a row

troubled families in a North-East town are having their lives transformed by a scheme which has saved more than £500,000 in its first seven months

Early Help project changing lives in Middlesbrough

Artist impression of the new Prissick Sports Village

Work begins on £18m sports village

Darlington town hall

Voters should be allowed to judge if council hall tax increases are justified

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COMMUNITY CHAMPION: Middlesbrough councillor Peter Purvis wins national accolade

Community champion picks up national award

Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald has launched an online petition to try and restore the Middlesbrough to London direct train link

Middlesbrough to London train link campaign gathers speed

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John King of the Better Middlesbrough website blog was ejected along with everyone else from Middlesbrough Council's Annual General Meeting last month after he refused to stop filming it.

Council introduces new code of conduct to allow filming at meetings

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Social worker struck off over care delay

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IN FASHION: Sisters Gurpreet and Nav Bains in their shop, part of Test Town Middlesbrough, where five young entrepreneurs compete in empty shops to help revive the high street and have the chance of winning £10,000. Picture: TOM BANKS

Test Town traders open for businesss

The scene outside Middlesbrough Town Hall tonight

More than 100 people evicted from town hall meeting over filming row

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Middlesbrough Council set to invest in road improvements

Investment to improve dangerous roads is on the agenda at Middlesbrough Council

Artist Nick Kennedy with his piece 'Untitled Timecasters' on display along with work by seven other North-East artists at Mima in Middlesbrough

Local artists feature at new Mima exhibition

Almost £100,000 in unclaimed benefits uncovered in Middlesbrough

Almost £100,000 in unclaimed benefits uncovered in Middlesbrough

TEES Free parking scheme extended for shoppers in Middlesbrough

Free parking scheme extended for shoppers in Middlesbrough

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Chance to volunteer at Middlesbrough Council

Chance to make a difference in your community

Take a trip down memory late at "Middlesbrough on film" screening

Take a trip down memory lane at "Middlesbrough on film" screening

Artist Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva and Mima interim director Mark Robinson with Elpida's sculpture made from ceramic filters

Steel industry filters turned into artwork

Bhangra star signed up to Middlesbrough Mela

Bhangra star signed up to Middlesbrough Mela

Early bird tickets are available until April 28 for Teesside Hospice's Seaside Starlight Stroll 2014 which has a pirate theme. Pictured (L-R) are Kim Bradley, Michael Freeman, Leanne Irvine and Jane O'Byrne

Tread the boards by signing up for adult acting lessons

Conference to support Middlesbrough families

Conference to improve services for families with disabled children

Bridgemaster Alan Murray and principal engineer Rodger Wakerley with Sydney Harbour Bridge print

Sneak preview of exhibition celebrating the bridge making heritage of Teesside

Middlesbrough Council awards grants to disabled groups

Cash grants awarded to groups working with young disabled people

Middlesbrough beekeeping project scoops national award

Project buzzing after scooping national award

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