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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.

Bus Station team manager John Kirk, Cllr Peter Gavigan, Cleveland Police Community Safety Inspector Phillip Morris and British Parking Association Area Manager Ryan Davey
Latest news

calendar_today29/02/2024

Middlesbrough Bus Station lands national award - again

One of the region’s busiest transport hubs has been given a national award for keeping passengers safe during visits to Middlesbrough.

An old picture of the Newport Bridge
Heritage and history

calendar_today29/02/2024

New book to mark the 90th anniversary of landmark Newport Bridge

A new book celebrating the history of the iconic Tees Newport Bridge - officially opened 90 years ago this week - will be released this May.

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.

Middlesbrough Mayor Chris Cooke (second from left) with members of the Captain Cook Birthplace Trust Tom Mawston, Chair Martin Peagam and Rob Nichols outside the museum
Leisure and entertainment

calendar_today21/02/2024

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum to reopen as options explored to secure its future

A popular Middlesbrough museum will remain open as options are explored to secure its future, Middlesbrough’s Mayor has announced.

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.

Middlesbrough Mayor Chris Cooke
Council and democracy

calendar_today21/02/2024

Updated budget proposals published as Council awaits government decision

Mayor Chris Cooke and his Executive have made changes to a small number of proposals following public consultation.

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.

Middlesbrough Town Hall
Latest news

calendar_today21/02/2024

Operator sought for new Nunthorpe community facility

An operator is now being sought to run a new community facility in Middlesbrough.

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.

Records in the archives
Heritage and history

calendar_today13/02/2024

Steelworks archives saved for posterity

Records of Teesside’s historic steelworks have been saved thanks to a ground-breaking partnership.

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.

An off-road bike being ridden on Linthorpe Road
Crime and safety

calendar_today12/02/2024

Nuisance off-road bike seized after quick thinking from council officers

A nuisance off-road bike was quickly taken off the streets after quick thinking from Middlesbrough Council staff.

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.

Roadworks
Roads and transport

calendar_today02/02/2024

Busy Middlesbrough road to close temporarily for resurfacing

A busy Middlesbrough road will be temporarily closed from next week as major resurfacing work gets under way.

Runners in a half marathon
Leisure and entertainment

calendar_today02/02/2024

Charity partner unveiled for new Boro Half Marathon

The charity partner for Middlesbrough’s new Half Marathon has been unveiled ahead of next month’s inaugural event.

Middlesbrough skyline
Development and regeneration

calendar_today01/02/2024

Have your say on Middlesbrough’s long term development plan

People in Middlesbrough are being encouraged to have their say on the town’s long term blueprint for development.

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.

Albert Park
Business

calendar_today01/02/2024

Middlesbrough named best value place for workers to rent

Middlesbrough has been named the country’s best value place for workers to rent.

Bikes seized from homes in East Middlesbrough
Crime and safety

calendar_today29/01/2024

Nuisance bikes seized from homes after complaints

The bikes were seized after reports of bikes being ridden at speed along pavements close to homes and across areas children were playing.

Mayor Chris Cooke with (L-R) Highways Operatives Tommy Rigg and Raza Hussain and Neighbourhood Safety Officer Neil Williams
Crime and safety

calendar_today25/01/2024

Heavy reinforcements to combat off-road menace

Some heavy reinforcements have been drafted in to help in the fight against nuisance off-road bikes.

One of the vehicles seized during an operation in Newport
Council and democracy

calendar_today24/01/2024

Untaxed vehicles removed from streets in joint operation with police

The Council’s Environmental Neighbourhood Safety Team joined Cleveland Police in taking action as part of Neighbourhood Policing Week.

Middlesbrough Town Hall
Council and democracy

calendar_today18/01/2024

Council's Executive backs application for Exceptional Financial Support

Middlesbrough Council is to apply for special support as it works to recover its financial position.

Cllr Bill Hawthorne
Council and democracy

calendar_today18/01/2024

Tributes paid following death of popular former councillor

Tributes have been paid to a former Middlesbrough Councillor who has died following a short illness.

Cleveland PCC Steve Turner, PC Brian McLaren, Jayne Dale (Thirteen), Dave Murray (Thirteen), Angela Corner (Thirteen), PCSO Mark Ballinger
Crime and safety

calendar_today19/01/2024

Problem footpaths closed to combat crime and antisocial behaviour

A multi-agency initiative to tackle anti-social behaviour and drug dealing in Hemlington by closing problem footpaths is proving a success.

Interim Chief Executive Clive Heaphy
Council and democracy

calendar_today16/01/2024

Interim chief executive could see contract extended

Councillors will this week be asked to approve extending Interim Chief Executive Clive Heaphy’s contract until March 2025.

Middlesbrough town centre
Council and democracy

calendar_today12/12/2023

Savings of £14m on the table as Council seeks to recover financial position

Savings proposals totalling around £14m have been announced as Middlesbrough Council continues work to recover its financial position.

Inside Learmount's shed
Crime and safety

calendar_today16/01/2024

Home tattooist fined for not registering operation run from shed

A Middlesbrough tattooist has been hit with a hefty court fine for failing to register his business.

Mayor Chris Cooke outside the old Town Hall
Heritage and history

calendar_today16/01/2024

Lottery Heritage Fund boost for Old Town Hall

Efforts to restore one of Middlesbrough’s most important heritage assets have received initial support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.