Middlesbrough's parks will return to normal summer opening hours, Mayor Andy Preston has announced. The change will come into effect on Monday, June 1, and will also see the re-opening of the car park at Stewart Park. Nationwide rules continue to apply and the parks will continue to be monitored including by Council Street Wardens.
The nationwide ban on menthol flavoured cigarettes and tobacco has been hailed as another important step in the fight to stamp out the habit. Health chiefs say the ban - which came into force earlier this month (May 20) - will help prevent children taking up smoking.
Community groups or projects in Middlesbrough that could do with a little helping hand can access grants of up to £1,500. The Community Fund programme is open to residents or small groups who have an idea to do something good in their community or established groups seeking extra support for their work.
An international development and construction organisation will partner with Middlesbrough Council to deliver a £30m world-class digital skyscraper in a huge jobs boost for the town. Mayor Andy Preston has today confirmed a deal is in place with BCEGI to deliver the transformational Boho X development.
Getting children back to school safely is Middlesbrough's number one priority, the town's Mayor pledged today. But Andy Preston stressed schools would only reopen when all possible measures are in place to ensure the safety and well-being of pupils, staff and the wider community.
Every child in care in Middlesbrough is to receive a special gift to help them on their journey. Luggage specialists Madlug (Make a Difference Luggage) are donating 500 bags that the young people will be able to take with them wherever they go.
Middlesbrough Libraries are challenging people to read six books by June, 14 2020 from the collection via the BorrowBox app to be automatically entered into a draw a prize draw to win a Reading Hamper. Although the town's libraries remain closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak, BorrowBox - the digital library service - is still offering free eBooks and eAudiobooks.
Middlesbrough's Newham Grange Farm has been honoured at an awards ceremony celebrating the quality and diversity of North East tourism. The recently revamped attraction in Coulby Newham received the silver award for Small Visitor Attraction of the Year at the North East Tourism Awards.
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.