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Ageing Better Middlesbrough\'s New Telephone Befriending Service

  Do you know someone aged 50+ who would benefit from a friendly phone call during these uncertain times? Ageing Better Middlesbrough have set up a free telephone befriending service for older people living in Middlesbrough. Those who sign up will receive regular telephone calls from a member of the team, who are there to provide reassurance, support and a friendly voice. The initiative is jointly delivered by Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind, The Hope Foundation and Together ....

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Deer Shed Festivalís New Podcast Adventure Launches In Thirsk Next Month.

  Deer Shed festival is branching out into podcasts and Andy Dawson from Athletico Mince is one of the podcast names on board. The North Yorkshire family festival, a firm favourite with loads of us at Fmttm is launching a new podcast service in November, taking place from 22-23 November at Rural Arts, Thirsk, the first edition of the Podcast Social Club will welcome some of the nation’s most popular podcasters at the top of an eclectic line-up. The Deer Shed podcasts ....

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Join Free Membership And Start Ageing Better

  Thanks to Ageing Better Middlesbrough more than 3,000 people aged 50 and over are better connected to their communities, and have more opportunity to get out and try new activities.  The six-year programme, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, is helping people feel less lonely through its free membership, a diverse range of community activities and a dedicated team of friendly staff who make it their mission to help people over 50 find joy in company and ....

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Venator Launches North East Bright Ideas Fund

  Teesside based global manufacturing company Venator has launched a £10,000 Bright Ideas Fund to inspire innovation and stimulate learning in STEM subjects across the North East region. The Bright Ideas Fund will give 40 grants of £250 to groups and organisations that encourage innovative ideas within science, engineering, technology and maths. The fund is now open for applications from schools, colleges, clubs, charities and other groups that could benefit from a ....

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Summer Winos - Live At Edinburgh Free Fringe

A Gateshead film-maker and his BBC Tees radio presenter friend are heading to the Edinburgh Free Fringe with a live show based on their love of the world\'s longest-running sitcom, Last of the Summer Wine. Andrew T Smith and Bob Fischer forged a friendship over their mutual adoration of the series, and - when the final episode aired in 2010 - decided on a whim to start watching all 295 episodes ....

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Exclusive Health And Wellbeing Evening For The Over 50s

From relaxation tips and yoga to healthy food and afterhours shopping, Ageing Better Middlesbrough and M&S are inviting people aged over 50 to an exclusive in-store wellbeing evening. The event, being held on Thursday, January 18 from 5.30pm to 8pm at M&S Middlesbrough Café in Hillstreet Shopping Centre, will offer locals the opportunity to connect with others over the age of 50 ....

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Caribbean Social Opens Its Doors To Ageing Better Middlesbrough

Anyone over the age of 50 is invited for free hot drinks, board games and friendship at the launch of a new Café Meet Up in Turtle Bay on Thursday (23 November).  The event is held at Middlesbrough\'s new Caribbean themed restaurant and bar, Turtle Bay, 32 Corporation Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 3RX from 4pm to 7pm.  To book a place call ....

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Council Chamber Open For Discover Middlesbrough Talk

Tomorrow (Friday November 3) Middlesbrough Council Chamber will be opened up to the public for a Discover Middlesbrough talk by Dr Tosh Warwick on ironmaster and thrice mayor of Middlesbrough Sir Hugh Bell. The talk is based upon several years of research including material uncovered as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund supported Tees Transporter Bridge Visitor Experience and Middlesbrough Town ....

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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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