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InflateSpace in Middlesbrough
Leisure and entertainment

calendar_today23/07/2024

Fun Shack and InflateSpace open in Middlesbrough in time for summer holiday fun

A brand-new family attraction has opened in Middlesbrough town centre with perfect timing for the summer holidays.

A house on Frampton Green which has been hit with a closure order
Crime and safety

calendar_today23/07/2024

Drug den that plagued estate hit with closure order

A drug den that plagued a Middlesbrough community has been hit with a powerful closure order.

Albert Park
Leisure and entertainment

calendar_today19/07/2024

Green Flag clean sweep for Middlesbrough's parks and open spaces

Middlesbrough’s much loved parks have achieved yet another coveted Green Flag clean sweep.

Kay Dargue - Head of South Tees Youth Justice Service, Kate Lee - Custody Navigator, Will Swinburne - Custody Navigator, Sam Malone - Operations Manager (South Tees Youth Justice Service), Chief Inspector John Dodsworth, John Holden – Head of Curv, PCC Matt Storey
Children and young people

calendar_today19/07/2024

Ground-breaking Youth Focused Custody Suite launched in Middlesbrough

A first of its kind Youth Focused Custody Suite has launched in Middlesbrough Police Station to help children navigating the justice system.

Colourscape
Leisure and entertainment

calendar_today17/07/2024

Middlesbrough Museums announce bumper summer programme

Middlesbrough Museums has announced a jam-packed programme of activities to coincide with the school holidays.

Middlesbrough Mayor Chris Cooke and Cllrs Janet Thompson, Philippa Storey and Theo Furness outside Middlesbrough Central Library
Development and regeneration

calendar_today15/07/2024

Central Library modernisation takes step forward

The £2m redevelopment will see captivating spaces created where children can read, play and explore.

Children hula hooping
Leisure and entertainment

calendar_today10/07/2024

Bring it on Boro hailed ‘one of the best’ ahead of summer holidays

A scheme to support parents and keep kids active during the school holidays in Middlesbrough has been hailed as one of the best in the country.

Roadworks on the A66
Roads and transport

calendar_today12/07/2024

Temporary closure for essential maintenance on the A66

The A66 through Middlesbrough will close temporarily next week to allow for essential maintenance work.

The boundary ward map
Latest news

calendar_today12/07/2024

Size and make up of some Middlesbrough wards could change in new proposals

The size and make-up of some Middlesbrough Council wards could change, according to new proposals.

An artist's impression of how Gresham could look
Development and regeneration

calendar_today11/07/2024

Views sought on new vision for Gresham

The public is being asked for its views on a new vision to breathe life into the heart of Middlesbrough.

Linthorpe Community Primary School headteacher Grace Mitchell with pupils
Children and young people

calendar_today08/07/2024

Praise for Middlesbrough primary schools rated Good or Outstanding this year

Middlesbrough primary schools have been praised for “setting brilliant standards” after more than a dozen got the thumbs up from Ofsted.

Andy McDonald and Luke Myer
Council and democracy

calendar_today05/07/2024

Success for Labour in Middlesbrough elections

Labour enjoyed a night of success in elections held throughout Middlesbrough.

A stall at Middlesbrough Mela
Leisure and entertainment

calendar_today03/07/2024

Blockbuster line-up in store for Middlesbrough Mela

A blockbuster line-up is in store at one of the UK’s most vibrant celebrations of culture, music and diversity next month.

A healthy school dinner served up at Pallister Park Primary School
Children and young people

calendar_today19/06/2024

Free school meals move to benefit children and schools

A change to the way free school meals are managed in Middlesbrough will see more children benefit and extra funding provided to schools.

Cllr Janet Thompson
Leisure and entertainment

calendar_today03/07/2024

Get stuck in to the Euro 2024 Sticker Swap

As Euro 2024 excitement mounts, Middlesbrough Libraries are laying on a couple of special events for fans.

Durham Light Infantry veteran Terry Gilbert presents a DLI regimental plaque to Middlesbrough Mayor Chris Cooke for display in the Town Hall
Heritage and history

calendar_today01/07/2024

Missing plaque given pride of place at Town Hall thanks to eagle-eyed ex-serviceman

A military omission at Middlesbrough Town Hall has been put right thanks to an eagle-eyed ex-serviceman.

Winner of the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award Iftikhar Lone with Halo Project Director Yasmin Khan
Events

calendar_today28/06/2024

New identity for prestigious diversity awards

A hugely successful celebration of diversity across the Tees Valley is returning this year with a new identity.

Stall still up for grabs at Middlesbrough Mela 2024
Leisure and entertainment

calendar_today25/06/2024

Stalls still up for grabs at Middlesbrough Mela 2024

There’s still a chance to be a part of one of the region’s great cultural events – but it’s strictly first come, first served.

Bradley Grimes
Crime and safety

calendar_today20/06/2024

Powerful court order bans prolific beggar from Middlesbrough town centre

A powerful court order has been secured to prevent prolific beggar Bradley Alexander Grimes from entering Middlesbrough town centre.

James Arthur in concert at the Riverside Stadium
Leisure and entertainment

calendar_today17/06/2024

Take That and James Arthur gigs give Middlesbrough's economy £1.9m boost

Two huge gigs have brought a boost of more than £1.9m to Middlesbrough’s economy, new figures have revealed.

Carolann and Malcolm Bullock
Children and young people

calendar_today17/06/2024

Ant and Dec surprise as committed foster carers Carolann and Malcolm given 'holiday of a lifetime'

It's fair to say Malcolm and Carolann Bullock have had their share of surprises during almost 25 years as foster carers in Middlesbrough.

Ian with Deputy Mayor Philippa Story and Mayor Chris Cooke
Health and wellbeing

calendar_today17/06/2024

Walk in the park ends Ian's global challenge to circumnavigate the earth in Middlesbrough

A final mile in Middlesbrough’s Albert Park brought Ian Mawson’s staggering Walking the World challenge to a close.

Bad parking outside St Edward's School on Eastbourne Road in Middlesbrough
Children and young people

calendar_today10/06/2024

Renewed call to drivers over dangerous school parking

A renewed call is being sounded to drivers to park safely and legally near schools.

A group outside the old town hall
Heritage and history

calendar_today11/06/2024

Specialist team lined up for Old Town Hall restoration

A team of leading specialists has been drawn together to help restore one of Middlesbrough’s key heritage assets.

Stan Hollis
Heritage and history

calendar_today05/06/2024

‘Anyone would have done what I did’: Stan Hollis VC and Middlesbrough’s heroes of D-Day

On June 6, 1944, 156,000 young men embarked on a monumental journey which shaped the world in ways those involved could probably never imagine.

Black bins on the street in Middlesbrough
Latest news

calendar_today05/06/2024

Change to fortnightly refuse bin collections to begin in August

Fortnightly refuse collections will start in Middlesbrough this August, it has been confirmed.

A young person using a vape
Crime and safety

calendar_today07/06/2024

Vapes and £20,000 in cash seized by police's dedicated drugs team in Middlesbrough

More than £20,000 in cash and illicit vapes have been seized by police in Middlesbrough.

Alan Curtis, grounds technician at Askham Bryan College, and Cllr Ian Morrish with a 'Tommy'
Heritage and history

calendar_today04/06/2024

Poignant ‘Tommy’ display to mark 80th anniversary of D-Day at Stewart Park

A poignant display to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings will be on show in Middlesbrough’s Stewart Park.

Deputy Mayor Philippa Storey, Charis Freer from Holiday Inn Express, Saliah Hameed from Teesside University, Middlesbrough Mayor Chris Cooke and Colin Newbury from Stagecoach North East on stage in Middlesbrough Town Hall
Leisure and entertainment

calendar_today04/06/2024

Cultural Ambassadors support Middlesbrough’s vibrant events scene

Middlesbrough is looking forward to a summer of unmissable events and festivals which will entertain more than a quarter of a million people.

The Riverside Stadium
Leisure and entertainment

calendar_today23/05/2024

Everything you need to know ahead of James Arthur Riverside gig

Middlesbrough is getting ready to host another huge event as the town cements its reputation for hosting top musicians.

Ivan Demani
Crime and safety

calendar_today30/05/2024

Nuisance beggar hit with wide-reaching banning order

A nuisance beggar who plagued Middlesbrough shoppers and businesses has been hit with a powerful court banning order.

A disabled badge holders only sign
Crime and safety

calendar_today03/06/2024

Action taken against Blue Badge parking abuse

Over 50 badges were checked during the nationwide day of action

Alleyway behind Angle Street
Crime and safety

calendar_today30/05/2024

Fresh call for public help in fight to stamp out fly-tipping

A fresh call has been sounded for public help in the fight to stamp out fly-tipping in Middlesbrough.

Teesside Magistrates' Court
Council and democracy

calendar_today30/05/2024

Councils secure landmark housing benefit tribunal victory

A tribunal has found in favour of two north east Councils in a landmark case centred on housing provision for vulnerable residents.

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.

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.