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A selection of vapes which were seized from children in Middlesbrough and handed over to police in October last year
Health and wellbeing

calendar_today23/05/2024

Warning as children targeted with potentially fatal black market vapes

A warning has been issued to families that children are being targeted with potentially fatal black market vapes.

The Riverside Stadium
Leisure and entertainment

calendar_today23/05/2024

Everything you need to know ahead of massive Take That and James Arthur Riverside gigs

Middlesbrough is getting ready to host two more huge events as the town cements its reputation for hosting top musicians.

Orange Pip returns with support of headline sponsor Perco Foods
Leisure and entertainment

calendar_today08/05/2024

Orange Pip returns with support of headline sponsor Perco Foods

Middlesbrough’s free festival celebrating culture, food and drink is back this month with an exciting summer line up.

Cllr Theo Furness
Development and regeneration

calendar_today23/05/2024

Operator put forward for new Nunthorpe Community Centre

The Council’s Executive has approved a report outlining a potential operator for the centre on land next to the GP surgery on Stokesley Road.

Middlesbrough Mayor Chris Cooke presenting Brian and Cath with their presents
Latest news

calendar_today22/05/2024

Foster carers Cath and Brian surprised by Mayor with gifts to mark 30 years touching lives

Foster carers Cath and Brian were surprised with gifts to mark 30 years with Middlesbrough's fostering service by Mayor Chris Cooke.

Mayor Chris Cooke, Exec Member for Environment Peter Gavigan and officers from the council's Flying Squad with the newly put to work van
Environment and climate change

calendar_today16/05/2024

Van seized following 'Middlesbrough's worst fly-tip' put to work cleaning up the town

A van linked to one of the worst cases of fly-tipping in Middlesbrough’s history is back on the road on the right side of the law.

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum
Leisure and entertainment

calendar_today17/05/2024

Middlesbrough Museums reopen for May half-term

Middlesbrough’s popular Dorman and Captain Cook Birthplace Museums are set to reopen for the May half-term holidays.

I SPY installed at Middlesbrough Station - photo credit Rachel Deakin
Heritage and history

calendar_today16/05/2024

New ‘hidden gem’ trail and pedestrian crossings complete four-year Historic Quarter project

New pedestrian crossings featuring eye-catching designs are the finishing touches to a major revamp of Middlesbrough’s Historic Quarter.

Ian Mawson and faithful companion Ollie in Linthorpe Cemetery
Health and wellbeing

calendar_today16/05/2024

Ian's circumnavigating the globe - in Middlesbrough

To circumnavigate the globe is a mammoth task, but local man Ian Mawson has nearly done just that.

Middlesbrough Town Hall
Council and democracy

calendar_today16/05/2024

Scrutiny work programme 2024/2025

Is there an aspect of life in Middlesbrough that you would like Councillors to investigate?

The new Shift programme launched
Business

calendar_today10/05/2024

Minister welcomes Council’s dedicated support for most vulnerable young people

An innovative new partnership focused on improving the lives of Middlesbrough’s most vulnerable young people has been praised by government.

Representatives at the Southlands site
Leisure and entertainment

calendar_today01/05/2024

MFC Foundation in discussions to move HQ to Southlands Centre in boost to East Middlesbrough

MFC Foundation are in discussions to move to a brand-new Southlands Centre in an exciting move which would provide a boost to East Middlesbrough.

Two untaxed cars being seized
Crime and safety

calendar_today08/05/2024

Untaxed vehicles removed from central Middlesbrough in ongoing crackdown

The latest batch of untaxed vehicles has been taken off the streets as part of an ongoing crackdown across Middlesbrough.

Members of Middlesbrough's Deaf community with staff and volunteers from the Council's Sensory Support and Rekindle teams
Latest news

calendar_today08/05/2024

Deaf community starts work on new history project

The Deaf Awareness Week session will form part of a celebration of the contribution Deaf people have made to Middlesbrough.

A blue light response
Crime and safety

calendar_today03/05/2024

New CCTV cameras among measures to tackle crime on Middlesbrough estate

Nine new CCTV cameras have been installed as part of a week of action to combat crime and antisocial behaviour on a Middlesbrough estate.

Brown bin for garden waste
Environment and climate change

calendar_today01/05/2024

Residents reassured over garden waste bin delays

Residents across Middlesbrough are being reassured that everyone who has ordered a new garden waste bin will receive one very shortly.

Mayor Chris Cooke speaks at the launch event
Health and wellbeing

calendar_today29/04/2024

Health research project aims to improve lives

Improved quality of life across Teesside is the key aim of a ground-breaking new partnership launched this week.

An aerial shot of the River Tees
Heritage and history

calendar_today29/04/2024

Learn about river's industrial history and fundraise for charity at Tees Heritage Walk

Teesside's fascinating industrial history will be brought to life at a major fundraising walk.

A police officer stands outside the shut down property
Crime and safety

calendar_today23/04/2024

Closure order for property at centre of drugs and disorder in Middlesbrough

A court backed order has shut down a Middlesbrough property where reports of drugs, sex work and disorder left neighbours living in fear.

Middlesbrough Mayor Chris Cooke and Redcar & Cleveland Council leader Alec Brown (centre, left and right) with category winners in the 2024 Better Health At Work Awards celebration event at Middlesbrough Town Hall
Health and wellbeing

calendar_today29/04/2024

Awards celebrate Better Health at Work

The importance of health and wellbeing at work has been celebrated at an annual awards event.

A mum and baby at the Big Latch On in Stewart Park
Health and wellbeing

calendar_today25/04/2024

Breastfeeding celebrated at Big Latch On event in Stewart Park

Mothers and their babies gathered in Middlesbrough to celebrate breastfeeding as part of the Big Latch On.

The Middlesbrough Mela
Leisure and entertainment

calendar_today24/04/2024

Date set for this year's Middlesbrough Mela

Middlesbrough Mela will return to Albert Park this year and the date is confirmed for August 17 and 18.

Staff from FW Capital with the chair of Teesside Pension Fund, Cllr Julia Rostron
Business

calendar_today23/04/2024

FW Capital announces £68 million funding available to help Teesside businesses

FW Capital has launched its new Teesside Flexible Investment Fund, a £20 million fund to support businesses in Teesside.

A police light
Crime and safety

calendar_today12/04/2024

Officers to visit parents of youths engaged in crime and antisocial behaviour on estate

Parents will be visited by police and council officers after a spate of “unacceptable” crime and antisocial behaviour on a Middlesbrough estate.

A brown bin
Environment and climate change

calendar_today09/04/2024

More than 15,000 households sign up for new garden waste collection service

More than 15,000 households have already signed up for Middlesbrough’s new garden waste subscription service, and there’s still time to opt in.

Middlesbrough Council’s Selective Landlord Licensing team worked with a range of partners to tackle environmental issues, crime and antisocial behaviour during a week of action
Crime and safety

calendar_today18/04/2024

Focus on North Ormesby in multi-agency clean up

A key area of Middlesbrough has been cleaned up in a week-long crackdown.

Teesside Magistrates' Court
Crime and safety

calendar_today11/04/2024

Court backs Council in business rates case

A huge sum in unpaid business rates owed to Middlesbrough Council by a property company must now be paid following a successful court case.

Man dumps mattress in alleyway
Crime and safety

calendar_today10/04/2024

Name sought for mattress dumping fly-tipper

Can you help name this brazen fly-tipper caught on camera dumping a mattress?

Middlesbrough Mayor Chris Cooke, Redcar & Cleveland Mayor Malcom Head, Archives Manager Ruth Hobbins, Archivist Lara Moon, Stockton Mayor John Gardner and Stockton Mayoress Paula Gardner
Leisure and entertainment

calendar_today10/04/2024

Golden celebration for Teesside Archives

One of the cornerstones of the region’s rich history and heritage has marked a golden milestone.

A ballot box
Latest news

calendar_today08/04/2024

Candidates confirmed for the Tees Valley Combined Authority Mayoral and Police and Crime Commissioner elections

Elections take place on Thursday 2 May.

Dumping in Middlesbrough town centre alleyways
Crime and safety

calendar_today08/04/2024

Alleyways in new two-week fly-tipping blitz pledge

Residents and landlords are being urged to play their part after 25 tonnes of fly-tipped rubbish was removed from Middlesbrough back alleys.

The new bin line-up
Environment and climate change

calendar_today11/03/2024

Changes to bin collections confirmed as Council approves budget

Middlesbrough will introduce fortnightly bin collections and an annual charge for garden waste.

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum
Leisure and entertainment

calendar_today04/04/2024

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum reopens for school holiday season

Middlesbrough’s Captain Cook Birthplace Museum has announced its 2024 opening dates.

A seized vehicle being removed from the road in North Ormesby
Crime and safety

calendar_today26/03/2024

Illegal vehicles removed in neighbourhood crackdown

Illegal, untaxed and potentially dangerous vehicles have been taken off the streets as part of an ongoing crackdown.

Teesside Magistrates' Court
Crime and safety

calendar_today26/03/2024

Illegal tobacco operation shut down - again

An illegal tobacco peddling operation in central Middlesbrough has been shut down - for the second time in a month.

Acklam Library IT suite opening
Leisure and entertainment

calendar_today26/03/2024

Major overhaul gives Acklam Library 21st century IT boost

A major overhaul to update digital facilities at a key Middlesbrough community hub and library has been unveiled this week.

Junior Parkrun proving a hit at town's Albert Park
Events

calendar_today22/03/2024

Junior Parkrun proving a hit at town's Albert Park

Young athletes are giving the grown-ups a run for their money at a popular weekly event.

Farrah the Fox at Hi Street Fest in Middlesbrough
Leisure and entertainment

calendar_today21/03/2024

Your help needed in campaign to raise £20,000 for arts and culture in Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough Cultural Partnership is taking part in a new fundraising campaign aiming to raise £10,000 in just one week.

Ballot box
Council and democracy

calendar_today20/03/2024

Notice of election for Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner and Tees Valley Combined Authority Mayor

The official election period for the Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner and Tees Valley Mayoral elections has begun.

The guttering had not even been cleared
Crime and safety

calendar_today15/03/2024

Rogue builder behind bars after overcharging by £10k for shoddy work

A rogue builder is behind bars after targeting an elderly customer with shoddy and overpriced work.

Chris Enderwick delivering a previous Bring it on Boro session at Enderwick’s kickboxing gym in Middlesbrough
Children and young people

calendar_today15/03/2024

Bring it on Boro returns with exciting school holidays activities

A range of exciting activities are on offer as part of a successful scheme to keep kids active during the school holidays.

The Cenotaph in Middlesbrough
Latest news

calendar_today14/03/2024

Free support course launched for armed forces veterans

A free support course for armed forces veterans is launched in Middlesbrough later this month.

House of Fraser
Development and regeneration

calendar_today13/03/2024

House of Fraser and Zetland Car Park to be sold

Middlesbrough’s House of Fraser building will soon have a new owner after the Council’s Executive approved its sale.

I'm registered to vote
Council and democracy

calendar_today13/03/2024

Are you ready to vote ahead of elections this May?

Residents have just over a month left to register to vote ahead of upcoming elections in May.

Roadworks
Roads and transport

calendar_today12/03/2024

Section of Acklam Road to close on an evening for resurfacing

Part of a busy Middlesbrough road will temporarily close on an evening this month as resurfacing works begin.

Middlesbrough Council chamber at the Town Hall
Council and democracy

calendar_today08/03/2024

Balanced budget agreed by councillors in Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough Council stands ready to ‘recover, reset and deliver’ after councillors agreed a balanced budget for 2024/25.

Deputy Mayor Philippa Storey (centre) with members of the research group (L-R) Maria McGuigan, Val Harris, Colette McPartland, Edna Reddy, Avrille McCann, Marie Dunn, Heather Walker and Catherine McPartland
Heritage and history

calendar_today08/03/2024

Hidden stories of town’s remarkable ‘ordinary’ women celebrated

The lives of the extraordinary women who shaped early Middlesbrough have been given the spotlight as part of a special celebration.

Teachers and children with the award at Holmwood
Children and young people

calendar_today08/03/2024

Holmwood named Special School of the Year for second year running

A Middlesbrough school is celebrating after landing a prestigious national award for the second year in a row.

Staff at Stainsby Nursery welcome Middlesbrough Mayor Chris Cooke and Deputy Mayor Philippa Storey as they celebrate the setting’s 20th anniversary
Children and young people

calendar_today08/03/2024

Nursery that's become a cornerstone of the local community turns 20

A Middlesbrough nursery that’s become a cornerstone of the local community celebrated its 20th birthday this week.

Cigarettes
Crime and safety

calendar_today07/03/2024

Store and flat closed down over illegal tobacco sales

A Middlesbrough town centre store and flat have been closed down over the sale of illegal tobacco.

The Fun Shack is coming to Middlesbrough
Development and regeneration

calendar_today05/03/2024

Fun Shack and giant inflatable theme park InflateSpace coming to Middlesbrough

A state-of-the-art soft play centre and inflatable theme park will open in Middlesbrough town centre this summer.

Mayor Chris Cooke and children from Village Primary School
Council and democracy

calendar_today06/03/2024

School pupils grill mayor over museum closure proposal

Middlesbrough’s Mayor has been given a grilling by primary school pupils over a proposed museum closure.

PC Tom Cannon, Middlesbrough Mayor Chris Cooke, PC Dom Taylor
Council and democracy

calendar_today04/03/2024

Mayor honours heroic officers who saved baby's life

Two police officers whose quick-thinking heroism saved a baby’s life have been honoured at a special ceremony at Middlesbrough Town Hall.

Malcolm Wanless
Crime and safety

calendar_today04/03/2024

Nuisance beggar hit with town centre behaviour order

A beggar who has tormented town centre shoppers and businesses has been hit with a powerful banning order.

Middlesbrough Town Hall
Council and democracy

calendar_today29/02/2024

Application for Exceptional Financial Support is granted

Middlesbrough Council has today received confirmation its application for Exceptional Financial Support has been granted by the Government.

Children's home plan
Children and young people

calendar_today27/02/2024

Children’s home strategy would improve care and reduce costs

A five-year plan could see more vulnerable children looked after closer to home and generate significant savings for Middlesbrough Council.

Local leaders at the signing of the Healthy Weight Declaration
Health and wellbeing

calendar_today21/02/2024

Middlesbrough signs Healthy Weight Declaration in bid to address inequalities

In Middlesbrough, an estimated 71% of over-18s are overweight or living with obesity.

Deputy Mayor Philippa Storey and Mayor Chris Cooke
Development and regeneration

calendar_today19/02/2024

£20m boost to make Middlesbrough healthier, safer and more ambitious

A major £20m funding injection will help make Middlesbrough and its town centre healthier, safer and more ambitious.

Mayor Chris Cooke and Cllr Janet Thompson with members of Hemlington Boxing Club
Crime and safety

calendar_today19/02/2024

New boxing club will change lives and transform a community in Hemlington

A brand new boxing club opened its doors at the weekend with the potential to changes lives and transform a community.

Behaviour CEO Remi Racine, centre, and Executive Vice President Wayne Meazza, second from right, with Behaviour North staff at the Middlesbrough office opening
Latest news

calendar_today16/02/2024

Middlesbrough named among European elite for investment potential

The town has retained its place in the 2024/25 Financial Times’ European Cities and Regions of the Future report.

Composite image: Left is fly-tipping in the alley, right is it now after a clean up
Town centre

calendar_today14/02/2024

Area blighted by fly-tipping transformed in major clean-up

An area blighted by fly-tipping has been transformed as part of a major clean-up operation in Middlesbrough.

Lollipop lady Elaine Dunn
Latest news

calendar_today12/02/2024

Elaine lays down her lollipop after 21 years keeping children safe

One of Middlesbrough’s longest serving crossing patrol officers is laying down her lollipop.

A train at Middlesbrough Railway Station
Heritage and history

calendar_today09/02/2024

Making Middlesbrough Railway Station the most creative in the UK

Ambitious artwork steeped in Middlesbrough’s heritage is set to make the town’s railway station the most creative in the UK.

Middlesbrough Town Hall and Centre Square
Council and democracy

calendar_today31/01/2024

Minister thanks Council for progress made in responding to concerns

A government minister has thanked Middlesbrough Council for the steps it has taken in responding to governance concerns.