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Steel industry filters turned into artwork

4:36pm Thursday 24th April 2014

FILTERS used to cast metal in the steel industry have been turned into a sculpture.

Bhangra star signed up to Middlesbrough Mela

Darlington and Stockton Times: Bhangra star signed up to Middlesbrough Mela

2:39pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A BHANGRA star and an Asian R’n’B singer-songwriter have been signed up to perform at an annual multi-cultural festival.

Tread the boards by signing up for adult acting lessons

Darlington and Stockton Times: 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

12:55pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Adult acting classes for people with some stage experience are being held every Monday during term time from 7pm to 9pm at Middlesbrough Town Hall costing £3 per session. Subjects covered will include physicality, vocalisation and visualisation when creating a part. To book call the box office on 01642-729729.

Conference to improve services for families with disabled children

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough FC left red-faced after failing to pay bill

4:06pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A CONFERENCE to help improve services for families of children and young people with disabilities is being held in Middlesbrough next month.

Sneak preview of exhibition celebrating the bridge making heritage of Teesside

Darlington and Stockton Times: Bridgemaster Alan Murray and principal engineer Rodger Wakerley with Sydney Harbour Bridge print

12:23pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE Transporter Bridge Visitor Centre will reopen its doors for four days this Easter Bank Holiday weekend offering members of the public a sneak preview of the new ‘Bridging the World’ exhibition.

Cash grants awarded to groups working with young disabled people

Darlington and Stockton Times: Boundary changes for Middlesbrough Council

11:53am Monday 14th April 2014

GROUPS providing activities for children and young people with disabilities have been awarded grants under an annual initiative.

Project buzzing after scooping national award

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough beekeeping project scoops national award

4:29pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A COMMUNITY bee-keeping project taking place in Middlesbrough is celebrating after success in a national awards scheme.

Animal magic

Darlington and Stockton Times: White Cross Vets' head nurse Allison Hodgson with dog Cassie celebrate the PetPlan nominations

2:21pm Friday 4th April 2014

White Cross Vets’ Coulby Newham and Redcar branches have been nominated for the ‘Practice of the Year’ award run by pet insurer, PetPlan.

Deal could be sealed to expand My Sister's Place

Darlington and Stockton Times: Becky Rogerson, chief officer of My Sister's Place domestic violence support centre believes low paid women are increasingly vulnerable

4:04pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A DOMESTIC violence charity coping with a surge in demand is aiming to secure a longterm lease on its building which could unlock funding for a major expansion plan.

Song writing project is music to the ears of youngsters

Darlington and Stockton Times: Song writing project is music to the ears of youngsters

2:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

THE achievements of young people who took part in a song writing project as part of The Prince’s Trust Fairbridge programme were celebrated at a Creative Opportunities Showcase event.

Under starters orders

Darlington and Stockton Times: The Hare and the Tortoise is being performed at Arc arts centre in Stockton until Thursday, April 10

3:24pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

The Hare and the Tortoise is being performed at Arc arts centre in Stockton until Thursday, April 10, by the Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company. Tickets costing for the children’s fable cost £9 each or £32 for a family of four can be bought by calling the box office on 01642-525199 or box.office@arconline.co.uk.

School leavers need to be fit for work, council told

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlehaven in Middlesbrough

6:29pm Thursday 27th March 2014

STUDENTS could work shift patterns and tender for contracts as part of their courses in a bid to make a town’s apprentices more attractive to employers.

Kew Gardens could help grow Stewart Park in Middlesbrough

Darlington and Stockton Times: JANUARY 15

5:48pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

ROYAL Botanic Gardens Kew could help Stewart Park in Middlesbrough create its own wildflower habitat.

Lipreading class saved at Middlesbrough Deaf Centre

Darlington and Stockton Times: Lipreading class saved at Middlesbrough Deaf Centre

5:03pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

A lipreading class at the Middlesbrough Deaf Centre has been saved from closure after Public Health funding was secured to keep it running for free.

Bullesye hits the target at Summerhill park in Hartlepool during Easter holidays

Darlington and Stockton Times: Free dog micro-chipping is taking place in Albert Park in Middlesbrough on Saturday, April 5, from 11am to 3pm.

12:59pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

Pond dipping, crafts, archery and indoor climbing is being held at Summerhill Country Park in Hartlepool during the Easter holidays.

Five Labour councillors deselected ahead of next year's elections

Darlington and Stockton Times: Deselected Middlesbrough labour councillor Pervaz Khan

2:31pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

THE Labour party has deselected five Middlesbrough councillors after undergoing an interview process with local activists.

Dog owners urged to get pets microchipped at free event in Middlesbrough

Darlington and Stockton Times: Dog microchipping

10:54am Sunday 23rd March 2014

DOG owners are invited to a free microchipping session at Middlesbrough’s Albert Park next month.

Grim report reveals extent of prostitution across Teesside

Darlington and Stockton Times: EXPLOITED: A prostitute on the streets of Middlesbrough

6:00am Thursday 20th March 2014

A DISTURBING report into the sex trade in Teesside, has revealed that prostitutes are gripped in a cycle of drugs and abuse.

Jaw bone of 35 tonne stranded whale to go on display in Redcar

Darlington and Stockton Times: Jaw bone of 35 tonne stranded whale to go on display in Redcar

6:15pm Thursday 20th March 2014

The LOWER jaw bone of a 45ft long male sperm whale,  beached at Redcar in 2011, is to be unveiled at a special ceremony at Zetland Lifeboat Museum next week.

Sobriety celebration in Middlesbrough

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlehaven in Middlesbrough

2:16pm Thursday 20th March 2014

RECOVERING addicts and alcoholics will be partying at Middlesbrough Town Hall to celebrate turning their lives around.

Middlesbrough residents offered help and support to claim correct benefits

Darlington and Stockton Times: From left, Jo McNally of the Middlesbrough Partnership with local residents Susanne Wood and Gerry Kay take part in the right to claim project at Hemlington Social Club.

4:41pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

A WEEK-long pilot project to help people make sure they are claiming the correct benefits is taking place in Hemlington and Coulby Newham.

Middlesbrough Council appoints new chief executive

Darlington and Stockton Times: Boundary changes for Middlesbrough Council

6:12pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

A NEW chief executive has been appointed at Middlesbrough Council.

Northern Dales Farmers' Markets come to Stewart Park in Middlesbrough

Darlington and Stockton Times: left to right are Nicky Morgan, Horticultural Advisor at Stewart Park, Nigel Davison, Market Manager from Northern Dales Farmers Markets, and Councillor Tom Mawston, Chairman of the Friends of Stewart Park group

4:20pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

A DEAL has been struck to bring a popular award-winning farmers’ market to Middlesbrough’s Stewart Park.

Sir David Attenborough comes to Middlesbrough on Saturday to give Captain Cook treasure lecture

Darlington and Stockton Times: Sir David Attenborough to give talk in Middlesbrough about Captain cook treasure

12:32pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Legendary broadcaster Sir David Attenborough will be recounting the story of a wooden carving from Easter Island collected by historic local explorer, Captain Cook, when the feted naturalist comes to Middlesbrough.

Council tax shake-up punishing poor people, MPs warn

Darlington and Stockton Times: Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Margaret Hodge, described a privately run out of hours GP service in Cornwall as substandard

6:00am Tuesday 11th March 2014

POOR people are being punished by a controversial shake-up of council tax, a committee of MPs warns today (Tuesday, March 11)

Decision expected soon on future of Grade I Listed Acklam Hall in Middlesbrough

Darlington and Stockton Times: Decision expected soon on future of Grade I Listed Acklam Hall in Middlesbrough

4:54pm Friday 7th March 2014

A TOWN’s only Grade I Listed building, described as the ‘jewel in its crown’ is on the brink of a £2m transformation paid for by luxury housing in its grounds to create a Wynyard-style estate.

Support for people living with cancer at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough

12:21pm Friday 7th March 2014

Living with cancer will be discussed at an event being held at the Trinity Holistic Centre James Cook University Hospital.

One place left for a talented musician to sign up for 'Accompany' mentoring scheme

Darlington and Stockton Times: A place is still available for one young musician to secure a place on the 'Accompany' mentoring scheme involving people from Royal Northern Sinfonia (pictured)

2:04pm Thursday 6th March 2014

A FINAL place is available for a talented young musician aged between 15 and 25 to develop their skills through a mentoring scheme including players from the Royal Northern Sinfonia.

Mayor hits out at protestors who threw eggs at him during heated council meeting

Darlington and Stockton Times: STRAIGHT TALKING: Middlesbrough mayor Ray Mallon

6:07pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

PLANS to permanently to close a busy road in Middlesbrough town centre has left the Mayor with egg on his face.

Anti-austerity protesters gathered as Middlesbrough's Mayor confirms spending cuts

Darlington and Stockton Times: Ray Mallon looking out onto Centre Square, Middlesbrough from the rooftop gallery of Mima art gallery with the Cleveland Centre on the far left of the picture

6:35pm Monday 3rd March 2014

PROTESTERS gathered outside Middlesbrough Town Hall to express their disappointment at the town council’s plans to cut nearly £15m from its budget.

Public meeting to discuss the redevelopment of Grade I listed Acklam Hall

Darlington and Stockton Times: EMPTY BUILDING: Acklam Hall, in Middlesbrough, is costing taxpayers thousands of pounds each year to secure

3:10pm Monday 3rd March 2014

A PUBLIC meeting to give residents the latest information on a project to secure the future of Middlesbrough’s only Grade 1 listed building takes place this week.

More than 100 vintage photos uncovered of Newport Bridge, Middlesbrough,

Darlington and Stockton Times: More than 100 vintage photos uncovered of Newport Bridge, Middlesbrough,

2:18pm Friday 28th February 2014

MORE than 100 historic photographs showing the building of Newport Bridge in Middlesbrough have been unearthed by researchers.

'Shipbuilders' houses of Hartlepool' extended talk

Darlington and Stockton Times: Hartlepool achieves a first with £2.2m student housing scheme

5:10pm Thursday 27th February 2014

The history of some of Hartlepool’s most interesting old houses can be delved into at a talk at Hartlepool’s Central Library next week.

Interim director of Mima art gallery in Middlesbrough announced

Darlington and Stockton Times: Interim director of Mima art gallery in Middlesbrough announced

4:44pm Thursday 27th February 2014

Mark Robinson has been appointed as interim director of Middlesbrough’s flagship modern art gallery, Mima.

Cash-strapped council could give £5.8m loan to turn empty buildings into new hotel

Darlington and Stockton Times: Ray Mallon looking out onto Centre Square, Middlesbrough from the rooftop gallery of Mima art gallery with the Cleveland Centre on the far left of the picture

6:00pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

A CASH-strapped council is poised to hand over a loan of almost £6m to create a new hotel in a last ditch attempt to bring empty town centre buildings back to life.

Northern Gas £100,000 pipe replacement work starts on Normanby Road, Middlesbrough

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlehaven in Middlesbrough

4:16pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

AGEING metal gas mains on a stretch of road in Middlesbrough are being replaced with plastic pipes in a project costing £100,000.

Step back in time at Chic Vintique fair in Stockton

Darlington and Stockton Times: Step back in time at Chic Vintique fair in Stockton

3:07pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

CHIC Vintique is returning to Stockton’s Parish Gardens featuring about 40 stalls, live entertainment and a vintage tearoom.

Thrillseekers with a head for heights can abseil down the Transporter Bridge in aid of Butterwick Children's Hospice

Darlington and Stockton Times: Streets cleaned up to reduce crime in Gresham

2:40pm Friday 21st February 2014

Butterwick Children’s Hospice in Stockton is appealing for daredevils to help it raise funds by abseiling down the Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough.

Fairtrade bake off in Middlesbrough

Darlington and Stockton Times: Fairtrade bake off in Middlesbrough

4:44pm Thursday 20th February 2014

BUDDING bakers are being asked to rise to the challenge of showing off the quality and variety of locally sourced ingredients in Middlesbrough.

Frontline services will eventually be hit in Middlesbrough by cuts

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlehaven in Middlesbrough

5:52pm Thursday 20th February 2014

CUTS totalling £85m will need to be made in Middlesbrough over the next five years, it has been estimated.

The Gateway in Middlehaven, Middlesbrough, shortlisted for national design award

Darlington and Stockton Times: The Gateway in Middlehaven, Middlesbrough, shortlisted for national design award

1:42pm Sunday 16th February 2014

A NEWLY opened £10m neurological rehabilitation centre has been shortlisted for a national design award.

Sport Relief Mile sets off from Stockton for the first time

Darlington and Stockton Times: Presenter Davina McCall on day three of her Sport Relief Challenge is helped from the water as she completes her swim across Lake Windermere. On her seven day challenge she will run, swim and cycle from Edinburgh to London

11:19am Sunday 16th February 2014

This year will see the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile come to Stockton for the first time.

Beggars in Middlesbrough had homes, survey reveals

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlehaven in Middlesbrough

5:44pm Friday 14th February 2014

BEGGARS on the streets of a North-East town were householders a survey has revealed, showing that out of 27 offenders asking strangers for money in Middesbrough only one was genuinely homeless.

Young footballers can tackle new skills at Top Corner Sports in Middlesbrough

6:09pm Friday 14th February 2014

A football club is being organised for youngsters next week aimed at four to 11-year-old boys and girls at Top Corner Sports from Monday, February 17 to Friday, February 21.

Pigs pirouette at Northern Ballet performance for children at Middlesbrough Theatre

Darlington and Stockton Times: Pigs pirouette at Northern Ballet performance for children at Middlesbrough Theatre

5:06pm Friday 14th February 2014

A BALLET for children, Three Little Pigs, is taking to the stage at Middlesbrough Theatre on Tuesday, March 11.

Middlesbrough named as first North-East Local Alcohol Action Area

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlehaven in Middlesbrough

5:39pm Thursday 13th February 2014

MEASURES are being taken to stop binge drinking in Middlesbrough, named the first town in the region to take part in a new Government pilot scheme.

Middlesbrough's home suffering 22 per cent fuel poverty

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlehaven in Middlesbrough

1:51pm Thursday 13th February 2014

ADVICE on reducing energy bills and switching providers is being given in a North-East town where more than a fifth of its homes are suffering from fuel poverty.

Artist William Tillyer visits gallery at his former school Whinney Banks primary in Middlesbrough

Darlington and Stockton Times: Painter William Tillyer visits gallery at his former school Whinney Banks primary in Middlesbrough

12:00pm Thursday 13th February 2014

A RENOWNED painter who has just hosted a major exhibition in his hometown gallery has viewed the artwork he inspired pupils at his former school to create.

Comedian Rich Hall announces new stand-up gig at Arc in Stockton

Darlington and Stockton Times: Comedian Rich Hall announces new stand-up gig at Arc in Stockton

1:12pm Thursday 13th February 2014

Comedian Rich Hall has added another date at the Arc in Stockton where he is performing in April.

First World War project brings history to life across Tees Valley

Darlington and Stockton Times: Heugh Gun Battery, The Headland, Hartlepool

6:13pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

A REPLICA of a First World War trench and a re-enactment of a suffragette march are part of a £400,000 project being held across the Tees Valley to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War.








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