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Help On Offer For Budding Authors And Creative Writers

The writer-in-residence for the Crossing the Tees Book Festival, Tracey Iceton, is to host a series of writing workshops. The sessions have been organised to assist people who wish to take part in the annual event’s first ever short story competition. Budding authors and creative writers are encouraged to take part and be in with a chance of having their work appear in a published anthology and possibly claim a cash prize. The competition is free to enter, open to anyone aged 16 or ....


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Nunthorpe And Marton Knitters Set 10k Target

Ten thousand is the target for the nifty knitters of Nunthorpe and Marton. That’s the aim of their 2017 poppy knitting and crochet campaign – and their fleet-fingered fundraising has been given a boost by Boyes of Coulby Newham. The popular department store is ensuring they have enough wool for their record-breaking attempt which will see the hand-made poppies on display at the War Memorial and other parts of Nunthorpe. Middlesbrough’s new Fork in the Road is hosting ....


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Science At Deer Shed Festival

  Deer Shed Festival is widely regarded as the best family friendly – or more accurately, family-centric – festival in the UK due to the team’s determination that every Deer Shedder, young and old alike, should leave Baldersby Park feeling enriched after experiencing its vast array of music, arts, science and sports activities. A host of the workshops and activities ....


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Celebrating Older People

Older people contribute tremendously to our community! A celebration was marked at the weekend (1-2 October) with UK Older People’s Day and Silver Sunday. Older People’s Day is an opportunity to highlight the important contributions that older people make to our community and raise awareness of the issues of ageing. UK Older People’s Day is celebrated on 1st October to ....


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Volunteers Celebrated For Role In Stigma Campaign

Ageing Better Middlesbrough (ABM), a big lottery funded programme working to reduce loneliness and isolation in the town, celebrated its volunteers as part of Volunteer Week 2016 ABM’s Volunteer Development Officer Kelly Baxter said: “Today we have brought Ageing Better Middlesbrough’s staff and volunteers together to celebrate the fantastic support all of our volunteers ....


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Come Fly With Me!

He’s cooked for royal functions, military banquets and, as a regimental chef, he’s even kept more than 1,700 people well fed every mealtime in the heat of the second gulf war and taken it all in his stride. But former RAF chef Richard Willis reckons he’s going to be so busy at Saltburn Food Festival on Sunday 31 July that he’s called up four of his former comrades for a ....


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Vigils In The Attic

  To celebrate the launch of his new album; \'Vigils\', sound artist, live concert performer, and creative technologist; Richard J Birkin brings his truly special music to the little attic of the Westgarth Social Club in the second Spooker attic show. A great way to open the Easter Holidays and a rare opportunity to get up close and personal to a Derbyshire composer and then get half ....


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John Oí Groats To Landís End Cycle Relay

You may look at this headline and say that’s old hat and you would in part be right, it’s been done hundreds of times. BUT, just maybe not the way we are doing it. First you have a cross section of society, five retired Police Officers, a retired Doctor, two church Ministers, a Chemist, a Police civilian employee and a retired Midwife. The actual ride is the engine of the project but it’s the ancillary pieces that make it different. There is a diary being kept which was ....


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Make It Your Tour: Get Involved With The Tour De Yorkshire

Residents and businesses are being urged to get involved in the build-up to next year’s Tour de Yorkshire. Middlesbrough was this month unveiled as the start town for Stage 3 on Sunday, May 1, which will see the world class field roll out through the town before tackling a challenging and hilly 198km route to Scarborough. A series of business and community roadshows run by Welcome ....


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Howard Eynon Acid Folk Original At Waiting Room

We\'re utterly proud to be bringing one of THE great cult acid-folk troubadours of the psychedelic era to the Waiting Room, for one of his first-ever UK shows! Sunday 6th December Howard Eynon + Suzanne Elizabeth Vanner + Timothy James Oxnard One of the first-ever UK gigs from a lost psychedelic hero! £8 - 8pm - All Ages The Waiting Room, 9 Station Road, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees, ....


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Sam, 82, Made Deputy Marshal Of Dodge City

An 82-YEAR-OLD community radio presenter has been appointed to a surprise position – as the new Deputy Marshal of Dodge City. It is the second honour of 2015 for Sam Harris, a presenter for CVFM Radio in Middlesbrough, who was also given an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. Sam is the host of the Big Band, Crooners & Jazz show every Thursday and CVFM Country ....


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Town Holds First Transgender Day Of Remembrance

Middlesbrough’s first ever Transgender Day of Remembrance takes place in the Town Hall later this week. The candle-lit vigil will be held in the Mandela Room on Thursday (November 20) between 6pm and 7pm, while the Town Hall will fly the Transgender flag. The names of those Trans* people who have lost their lives in the last year will be read out, giving friends and family a chance to share memories and offer one another support. The TDoR is being organised in association with LGBT ....


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We Are Gold - Andy Jones

Andy Jones is a head over heals, hopelessly devoted romantic. The Norton Rocket is in orbit and he makes absolutely no apologies whatsoever for baring his loving soul to the world on a brand new album. Last weekend Andy launched his latest long player, We Are Gold, in the intimate confines of the Green Room, Stockton and received a whole lot of love back from the audience. Carl Eaton got the ....


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From The W.i. To Iron Women

A daring duo from the Women’s Institute had no idea what they were volunteering for when they agreed to take part in a Channel 5 “challenge”. And little did Middlesbrough mums Pauline Osborne and Sharon Williams – self-confessed “couch potatoes” - expect they would soon be taking part in a half Iron Man triathlon. The mammoth fitness endurance test involved ....


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Domino To Reissue All Four Classic Orange Juice Albums On Feb 3 2014

On 3 February 2014 Domino are proud to be reissuing 4 albums from Orange Juice, Glasgow's finest purveyors of the Sound of Young Scotland who, led by Edwyn Collins, blazed a trail of self-reliance and literate pop writing.The albums, all available on CD, vinyl and digitally are:'You Can't Hide Your Love Forever' (REWIG49)'Rip It Up' (REWIG50)'Texas Fever' (REWIG51)'The Orange Juice' (REWIG52)Not ....


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Mpís Blindfold Bus Ride For International Day Of Disability

Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald experienced at first hand the challenges experienced on public transport by those with sight loss. Mr McDonald was blindfolded as he took a journey from Middlesbrough Bus Station with a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor to experience the difficulties faced by those with sight loss in knowing when to get off the bus. Guide Dogs is campaigning for a change in the law ....


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Thousands Set For Tees Pride Festival

  Organisers of the Tees Valley’s biggest festival celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender life are inviting the local community to join them for a vibrant schedule of events in Middlesbrough this week. Middlesbrough Community Pride 2013 is a three-day festival running from September 12-14 and culminating in a free concert, market and celebratory parade on Saturday, ....


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Punlux At The Georgian

This Saturday New Wave revisited from the legendary Punishment of Luxury making a very welcome return to the Georgian Theatre after their successful appearance back in December 2010; their first on Teesside for 30 years. Manchester's gothic punk blues band the Inca Babies return in support and also local evergreen indie lo-fi band Pellethead will never fail but to entertain. Punilux used ....


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Two For One Fun Up For Grabs At Half Term And Beyond

  Looking for half price family fun at half term, Easter and beyond? Then call in at Middlesbrough’s bustling Emporium business start-up unit to pick up a book chock full of bargains. ‘Your entertainer’ is the essential 2-for-1 voucher book for families living in the Teesside area who are looking to save money and is on sale in The Emporium for a limited time only. Whether you fancy a game of bowling, a visit to a theme park or attraction, a day at the zoo or ....


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Keep Christmassy And Carry On At The Dorman

  All are invited to a special wartime-themed Advent celebration at Middlesbrough’s Dorman Museum at the weekend. The 20-minute live music and theatre performance takes place in the street gallery at the museum in Linthorpe Road on Saturday, November 17 from 4pm. The production is the work of the team that put on the hugely successful Ballad of Captain Cook at Stockton’s Georgian Theatre earlier this year. They’ve teamed up once again with playwright Martin Riley, ....


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New Boutique Wool Shop In The Corner Emporium

  The latest independent retailer is set to move into Middlesbrough’s thriving Corner Emporium in the Cleveland Centre. Thefineyarnshop has been a dream of avid hand knitter Helen Swan’s for many years. Helen, who was taught to knit by her mother at the age of six, spotted a gap in the local area for wool shops supplying good quality yarns alongside first class customer service. So she decided to put her 30 years experience of in the retail and service sectors – Helen ....


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Final Olympic Weekend On The Big Screen

A vibrant and fun atmosphere at the Big Screen in Middlesbrough will celebrate the final days of a memorable Olympic games. Samba band Groove Inc will play at the BBC Big Screen in Centre Square from 7pm to 8pm on Sunday (August 12) as the countdown begins to the closing ceremony. Groove Inc have already wowed the crowds at the Team GB v Brazil football game at the Riverside and at the ....


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Scarecrows And Home-grown Veg On The Mela Menu

The hunt is on for Middlesbrough’s tastiest home-grown veg and scariest home-made scarecrows. Prizes are up for grabs as part of the Lottery-funded Grow It, Cook It, Share It initiative, with the winners due to be crowned at this year’s Mela in July. The project, run by Middlesbrough Environment City, runs until the end of 2013 and aims to help local people grow their own food and eat healthily. There are events and activities throughout the year, with highlights for 2012 ....


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Stripped Back For Success

Hartlepool music promoters Bonus Grooves Ents in association with rockpig, present monthly Lo-fi Acoustic, Americana and Folk nights at Hartlepool Marina’s; The Moorings Eaterie, located on Navigation Point. These evenings entitled ‘PinDrop’ celebrate the best original and acoustic talent both locally and nationally, in lovely intimate surroundings with a fully licensed bar. ....


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Easter Funnies 2 - Lol

Laugh Out Loud. How many times do I type that on a text without actually meaning it? Last night I laughed out loud for real at Easter Funnies 2. In fact I was thankful for the respite of a break in the middle as I had serious face ache. Easter Funnies is a collaboration between Writers' Block and ARC Sketch Group where a group of disparate people come together and are guided to write a load of ....


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