A quintet of iconic Middlesbrough characters are off for an arty makeover… The five red telephone boxes have been a familiar sight on the Dunning Road side of the Town Hall for decades. Now they're being given a new lease of life as part of the latest public art project in the town centre.
Middlesbrough residents are being sent a thank you for their sacrifices in the fight against Coronavirus and a reminder of how to continue keeping safe. A team are delivering leaflets to every home in the town containing key reminders about the continued importance of hand washing and social distancing.
Middlesbrough's proud support for the Armed Forces community is being marked with the raising of a flag above the Town Hall. Middlesbrough Council has held numerous events in years gone by to celebrate Armed Forces Day which falls on Saturday, June 27 in 2020.
Middlesbrough's ‘virtual' Local History Month has been heralded as the most popularly followed in its decade-long existence reaching more than 15,000 people. The event, which was held throughout May, was faced with cancellation when the coronavirus lockdown hit.
Middlesbrough is at the front of the queue for a coronavirus blood test that could "transform" understanding of the disease, saving lives and jobs in the town. Middlesbrough Council would use the tests in conjunction with a temperature screening programme due to begin next month.
One of the region's flagship running events has been put back to next year due to the restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic. The Middlesbrough Running Festival was due to take place over the weekend of September 4 to 6, but will now be held in 2021.