A Middlesbrough couple are "on cloud nine" after emergency powers were used to marry them and realise the groom's dying wish. Christine Meaney and Desmond Codona were married at their Hemlington home having only contacted Middlesbrough Council's registrar team two days earlier.
Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston has this week urged the Government to up its support for the town as it battles to recover from the Coronavirus pandemic. And he has called on Tees MP and Minister of State for Regional Growth & Local Government Simon Clarke to press the town's case for a fair deal.
Seven hours of VE Day themed activities are scheduled to take place on Love Middlesbrough's social media pages this Friday (May 8). This Bank Holiday Friday will see Britain commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe.
Middlesbrough businesses have now had more than £20m in support grants processed to aid them through the Coronavirus outbreak. Middlesbrough Council began paying out to local businesses before Government money was provided and the authority has now received numerous messages of gratitude for the rapid response.
Communities are being encouraged to join in and create the biggest outdoor street art gallery ever. Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland Councils have joined forces to deliver positive cultural activity to local communities throughout the COVID-19 lockdown.
Communities across east Middlesbrough will today receive a leaflet reminder of the importance of following the Coronavirus lockdown guidelines. NHS data seen by Middlesbrough Council has shown there may be an increased risk of infection and illness in the TS3 postcode area.
The annual spring launch of the green waste collection was prevented from going ahead by the Coronavirus outbreak. It is now felt the service can be re-introduced from Tuesday, May 5, with collections during the month of May carried out every four weeks instead of fortnightly. Residents should check their bin collection date online.
A campaign to protect and promote Middlesbrough's small businesses through the Coronavirus outbreak and beyond has been launched. The Buy Boro project is backed with a free online directory set up by Middlesbrough Council where local businesses can be listed and local residents can find local services and goods through the Covid-19 restrictions.