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Greatham Boat Houses Revisited

In 2018, River Tees Rediscovered invited artists of all disciplines to submit applications to develop a new piece of work exploring the notion of ‘community’, inspired by the vanished houseboat community of Greatham Creek between Stockton and Hartlepool. The successful application was boat-house-theatre from artists Tom Adams and Dan Scott. Tom and Dan have already spent time in the area researching Greatham Creek and engaging with people who spent time there, or have memories of ....


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Andy Preston Standing For Mayor

  Businessman and charity leader Andy Preston has promised to fight to bring jobs, investment and a new era of openness to the town’s politics after announcing he is standing in the Middlesbrough mayoral election.   Four years ago Linthorpe-born Mr Preston narrowly missed out as Labour’s Dave Budd instead became the town’s second directly elected mayor after the election went to a dramatic second round.   Since then he has continued to be one of ....


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Tees Charity £2m Funding Milestone Fighting Homelesness

  A Teesside charity that has inspired 2,000 UK business leaders to sleep rough for the night has achieved a £2 million fundraising milestone in a fight against national homelessness and poverty. And, with 15 fundraising events scheduled across the country in the forthcoming months, the charity’s founder and chairman Andy Preston is predicting £2.5 million will be achieved by the end of 2019. Believed to be the first charity of its type in Europe, over the past ....


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Tees Charity Donates 3 Million Pence To Celebrate £3 Million Raised

  A unique Teesside charity is celebrating reaching a £3 million fundraising milestone by donating 3 million pence – that’s £30,000! – to a local not-for-profit project. Teesside Philanthropic Foundation has achieved the magical milestone just seven years after launching – with its founder-chairman Andy Preston describing the charity as “a powerful force for good”. “Raising this much money for charity is a great testimony to ....


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Dine Out On Town\'s History

    Local restaurants are running special deals to mark Middlesbrough Town Hall’s 130thanniversary celebrations this weekend. On Saturday, January 26, Turtle Bay are offering three courses for £15 and 2 for 1 cocktails all day. Meanwhile Eliano\'s will offer 20% off the food bill on the weekend of the 130 year celebrations of the town hall. Customers just have to quote 130 when booking. Middlesbrough Town Hall is celebrating its 130th with a ....


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Middlesbrough Town Hall 130 Birthday Party

An icon of the North East skyline turns 130 this month – and everyone’s invited to the party. Middlesbrough Town Hall is marking the major milestone with a packed programme of free events on Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26. The neo-Gothic masterpiece’s anniversary comes less than a year after the building re-opened following a 21-month and £7.7m refurbishment funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Middlesbrough Council. The party gets off to a ....


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Tees Food Bank Reveals Demand Has More Than Doubled In Just Three Years

  Shocking new figures have revealed that demand for support from a Tees food bank has more than doubled in just three years. More than 5,000 people turned for help to Middlesbrough Foodbank during 2018 – a massive increase from 2,000 just three years ago. The gloomy figure was revealed as members of Teesside’s business community rallied round to spread some Christmas cheer through charity Teesside Philanthropic Foundation - making £14,000 in donations to local ....


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Dad Would Be So Proud,” Says Blood Bike Charity Volunteer After £5,000 Success

  A Teesside volunteer has dedicated a £5,000 charity win to the memory of his ‘hero’ dad who died in a tragic biking accident two years ago while delivering blood to help others. Martin Dixon, 56, was a volunteer with Bloodrun EVS (Emergency Voluntary Service), a charity which sees bikers transport crucial blood supplies between hospitals. Mr Dixon was collecting blood from the University Hospital of Hartlepool to take to the University Hospital of North Tees in ....


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Celebration Of Middlesbrough’s Community Kindness

  Middlesbrough\'s reputation as a place of welcome, community spirit and support will be celebrated at an event later this month. Middlesbrough City of Kindness takes place in the Crypt at Middlesbrough Town Hall on Thursday, November 15 as part of National Interfaith Week. Middlesbrough Council’s Stronger Communities Team (SCM) will be showcasing their work in the borough’s Brambles & Thorntree, North Ormesby and Newport wards. And there will be an ....


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We Welcome You To Discover Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough might still be a relatively new town but it has a rich and almost unique heritage and history. We invite everyone to explore that industrial and artistic heritage, still living and breathing today. For three weeks starting this afternoon, there are walks, talks, tours, exhibitions open days and open doors, please accept our annual invitation to get out and about and Discover Middlesbrough. This afternoon at 2pm the Friends of Linthorpe Cemetery open the gates to the ....


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Brand New Play At Stockton’s Arc Shows Strength In Community

  A 15-strong Teesside community chorus is joining forces with actors with a string of stage and TV credits including Coronation Street and Emmerdale for a brand new play at Stockton’s ARC on Wednesday 26 September. Occupation, written by North East based writer and performer Pauline Heath, is a hard-hitting, moving and often hilarious play, focussing on a disability rally, where people who normally wouldn’t dream of taking part in a protest have gathered together to draw ....


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Parkrunners Mark Cook’s 250th Anniversary

  Parkrunners embarked on their own voyage of discovery to mark 250 years since Captain James Cook set sail on board the Endeavour. At the front as the weekly 5k race at Stewart Park began was Boro Fly Me to the Moon fanzine editor Rob Nichols in full Cook costume. The Parkrun at Stewart Park starts outside the Captain Cook Birthplace museum and takes in the map of the world depicting Cook’s voyages and passes the granite vase which marks the spot where the famous explorer ....


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Free Tennis Sessions In Middlesbrough

  National sports charity ‘Tennis For Free’ has served up an ace for Middlesbrough by investing in a year-long programme of free tennis sessions hoping hundreds of people across the area can make a racquet at the tennis courts at Albert Park.  In an exciting partnership Middlesbrough Council, Tennis For Free will help provide free coach-led tennis sessions for all the family. The official launch will be Saturday 8 September between 10-11:30 and everyone is ....


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Fulstow Boys Premiere

  Tonight ARC will be premiering a new drama from a dynamic and innovative playwright, who also happens to be an avid Boro season ticket holder, Gordon Steel\'s The Fulstow Boys kicks off at 7.30pm (Thursday 6th September) Award-winning writer Gordon Steel’s brand new play, The Fulstow Boys has been produced in association with South Shields’ The Customs House and is a powerful, poignant, and hilarious play based on a true story. A slice of history is exposed under the ....


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10 Runs For 10 Years Of The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation

  Football writer, George Caulkin, is one of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation’s most dedicated Patrons. He supports the charity in any way he can and this year, to celebrate the Foundation’s 10th anniversary, he decided to undertake a personal running challenge to help raise funds – 10 runs for 10 years.George has already completed seven of his planned runs, including the Paris and London Marathons, despite injury, difficult weather conditions and a hectic work schedule, ....


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Town Hall Is Real Deal

  ITV’s Hit Antiques Show Dickinson’s Real Deal is coming to Middlesbrough Town Hall on Saturday, September 1. Why let your antiques collect dust in the attic when you can sell them for cash? Take money on the spot from a dealer OR if you think your item is worth more….take a gamble at auction! Dickinson’s Real Deal is currently one of the most popular daytime shows on ITV and is regularly watched by over a million people. Back for a fifteenth ....


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Ace New Tennis World Facilities Unveiled By Tees Valley Mayor

  Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen served up a winner when he marked the start of the British Open at Wimbledon by unveiling the first phase of a £200,000 investment in Tennis World Middlesbrough this Wednesday (July 4th). The investment in new indoor and outdoor courts together with LED lighting is the first phase of what will comprise the biggest project since Teesside’s biggest independent tennis club opened in 1986. While the new courts are now in use, an ....


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Wow

  The whole world as we knew it has been blown apart as England actually won a World Cup penalty shoot out to defeat Columbia and reach the Quarter Finals. The whole nation will be locked in on our last eight game v Sweden on Saturday. This is the best chance we have had since Italia 90 to reach a semi final. Go Gareth. What a night it was. England bossed the first half against a Columbia side playing defensively in the absence of their star player, James Rodriguez, who could only ....


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Don\'t Get Ahead Of Ourselves

  England face Columbia tonight for the right to play Sweden in the Quarter Finals of the World Cup. It wasn\'t supposed to be this way for a young squad that is still learning and growing but as manager Gareth Southgate readily concedes a major opportunity is opening up for us. But do not look too far ahead yet for first we face the might of Columbia. A considerable foe. Columbia recovered from a red card and penalty concession in the opening minutes of their World Cup baptism of ....


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Angela Wins Award For Her Heart Of Gold

  A gold-hearted school worker who goes out of her way to help struggling Middlesbrough families improve their lives despite her own struggles has been recognised with a Teesside Hero award. Mother-of-two Angela Barry started working at Caldicotes Primary Academy as a cleaner 18 years ago. The 51-year-old is now director of safeguarding and wellbeing at the Thorntree school and goes the extra mile on a daily basis to help pupils and their families to enjoy a better quality of ....


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Saddle-sore Riders Raise £10,000 For Charity

  A team of 25 saddle-sore staff from Middlesbrough firm AV Dawson are celebrating after raising more than £10,000 for charity via a 210-mile cycle challenge from Edinburgh to Teesside. As patrons of Teesside Philanthropic Foundation, the funds will be channelled through the charity to the Buddy Bag Foundation, which provides emergency refuge for children in crisis. Despite much chafing and sore legs, all 25 riders completed the three-day challenge that started at ....


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Fill The Riverside

  Fill the ground was manager Tony Pulis appeal to the good people of Teesside this morning. The team has prepared meticulously for this head to head with Aston Villa. It is bound to be a close tie we need every possible home advantage for the first leg,. Lets sell out the biggest game of the season. Come On Boro. In 24 hours time we will be building up to an epic encounter as we come face to face with Steve Bruce\'s Aston Villa. They were pre season favourites much like us. They ....


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Stand Up For Choice: Take Part In The Survey!

  Yesterday was a landmark day for football fans when MPs decided they will debate the possible introduction of safe standing in the Premier League, and Championship, on June 25th. A petition to have the matter discussed reached well over 100,000 signatures last week and the depth of support from not just fans but clubs and indeed MPs is growing and growing. All of our 5 Teesside MPs have expressed their support. Now it is time for fans to give their views in full. The announcement ....


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Take A Scenic Air Tour

See iconic landmarks from the air with Scenic Air Tours North East. We specialise in VIP pleasure flights, so there is something for everyone. Choose from one of our popular routes, or customise your own by flying over your house. The aircraft can seat up to 3 people, so why not split the cost and share the fun. A Great Flight Gift or an Exciting Adventure to Remember. Seeing your favourite landmarks from the skies is an amazing experience! All of our prices are for the flight, not per ....


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Tees Charities Join Forces To Fund Caravan For Struggling Local Families

Two of Teesside’s best-known charities have joined forces with several local companies to fund a caravan to provide short breaks for some of the region’s most disadvantaged children and their families. The Finlay Cooper Fund, the charity set up by former Boro star Colin Cooper and his wife Julie, has donated £35,000 to Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation towards the purchase and running costs of the eight-berth caravan near Filey. Combined with a further ....


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