Andy Preston is backing calls from a Teesside charity for the government to support schools dealing with “a children’s mental health pandemic”. The Middlesbrough mayor has joined forces with the Russ Devereux Headlight Project ahead of Children’s Mental Health Week (February 1-7).
A community consultation is set to get underway on plans for an expansive country park in Middlesbrough. The Stainsby Country Park & Masterplan has been a work in progress for a number of years with a series of revisions made following consultations.
A drug den bringing misery and fear to a local community has been shut down – the second in less than a week. It’s the latest strike in a town-wide drive by Middlesbrough Council and Cleveland Police to win back law-abiding streets from dealers, thugs and yobs.
Covid-19 restrictions saw Middlesbrough Mela go virtual last year for the first time in its 30-year history. A mere pandemic wasn't enough to halt the region's greatest multi-cultural celebration in its tracks, and it's now been awarded Best Online Mela category at the 2020 UK Bhangra Awards.
A town centre dealing den targeting vulnerable young people has been shut down in response to community concerns. A sign found at the Middlesbrough terraced house read ‘no weed, don't knock' - while kids as young as 12 were among those queueing up to buy cannabis.
Middlesbrough motorists are being advised of overnight road closures at one of the town's major road junctions. All four of the slip roads at the A172/A174 Stokesley Road Interchange will be closed to traffic between 8pm on Monday, February 1 and 6am on Tuesday, February 2.