A "game-changing" vision to reinvent Middlesbrough town centre will gather pace in the New Year. Middlesbrough Council has received £14.1m to boost population and create a regional leisure hub following a bid to the Government's Future High Streets Fund.
A mammoth Christmas Eve effort has seen nearly 400 Christmas dinners delivered today to people in Middlesbrough who might otherwise go without. The authority teamed up with Linthorpe Road restaurant Oven who cooked the 370 Christmas dinners for elderly, vulnerable or lonely people.
A mam with a huge heart who brought Christmas joy to hundreds of families while raising money for her terminally ill friend has been named a Boro Hero. Caring Nicola Debnath-Warren, 35, has been championed by Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston after she was nominated for the award.
Middlesbrough Council has amended a grant scheme aimed at supporting those businesses who continued trading but suffered a significant fall in income. Businesses in the hospitality, leisure, hotel, bed and breakfast and nursery education sectors which were not legally obliged to close were originally able to apply.
A mighty oak tree will stand in lasting tribute to the NHS heroes of Middlesbrough's Covid-19 response. Longlands & Beechwood ward member Cllr Joan McTigue paid for the oak from the allowance she receives, and is dedicating it those who have put their own lives on the line during the coronavirus pandemic.