They're the jewel in the town's crown - and Middlesbrough's much loved parks have once again swept to Green Flag glory. Albert Park, Stewart Park, Pallister Park, Thorntree Park, Hemlington Lake, Fairy Dell and Linthorpe Cemetery have achieved another clean sweep in the 2020 Green Flag Awards.
Parents have been warned they risk being fined if their children fail to follow Covid-19 laws. The legal threat comes after reports more than 30 teenagers broke self-isolation rules to attend a house party. The group of students risked infecting others by meeting up during their isolation period.
Details of four new Covid-19 testing sites have been confirmed for Middlesbrough. After a trial period the facility at Cannon Park is now officially the Regional Testing Site. The centre is open from 8am-8pm seven days a week. As a result, tests are no longer taking place at the disused Sainsbury's site in Middlehaven.
The mental health of our children and young people matters to us all. The positivity and hope children radiate is heart-warming, and for parents and carers life affirming, but sometimes children struggle and like everybody they can find life hard.
A £200,000 cash injection will help Middlesbrough Town Hall secure and develop its role as the beating heart of the town's cultural life. The historic venue has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with its 2020 programme halted by lockdown and the ongoing restrictions.
A Middlesbrough road is to be closed in a bid to reduce speeds and the amount of traffic on the route. The trial closure at the junction of Church Lane and St Mary's Walk in Acklam follows long-standing concerns over traffic levels, speeding and road safety on the ‘access only' road.
Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston today repeats his call for more support for the town's businesses left in "no man's land" by Covid restrictions. Middlesbrough was placed in the ‘high' Covid alert level on Monday with new laws due to come into place at 00:01 on Wednesday.