"If you're a Boro lad, you support the Boro and grow up on a council estate - to win Citizen of the Year of your home town? To me there's nothing better in the world..." These are the words of Tony Wedlake, the Middlesbrough man who has helped raise nearly half a million pounds for good causes in the area who has been named the town's Citizen of the Year.
A new Diwali festival is coming to Middlesbrough this November. The free event is the first of its kind for the town, and will be held on Centre Square on Saturday, November 6. The family-friendly festival will include live entertainment, funfair rides, a shopping bazaar, workshops, a carnival parade and a Bollywood-themed firework finale.
Two next door drugs dens have been shut down with the occupants booted out after a successful Middlesbrough Council operation. The authority successfully took separate cases to court where it was heard there had been complaints relating to criminal behaviour at the neighbouring addresses on Tennyson Street in the town centre.
A violent, foul-mouthed nuisance has been hit with a powerful court order to protect the people of Middlesbrough. After numerous attempts to offer him support, Jonathan Ambrose must now abide by a strict set of rules - or face arrest and a possible spell behind bars.
New community gardens have opened at Newham Grange Farm to get people involved in "getting fit, socialising and growing healthy food". The new facility has been created at the Coulby Newham Farm over the summer and now local community groups are wanted to use the growing facility.
Fancy a cuppa and slice of cake - in a very good cause? Then Thorntree Hub is the place to be this Wednesday, September 22 from 10am to noon. The Birkhall Road venue will be playing host to a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, with all proceeds going to the charity.
A school crossing patrol officer said she's been overwhelmed with her welcome as she returns to work 11 months after being hit by a car. Andrea O'Donnell suffered a broken ankle and fibula as she helped children cross The Avenue in Linthorpe, outside St Edward's School, on September 30 last year.