Ahead of Small Business Saturday this weekend we've pulled together our top five Christmas gift ideas from some of Middlesbrough's independent businesses. Small Business Saturday takes place each year and promotes the importance of shopping locally.
A helping hand grants scheme has opened for businesses who have not been forced to close but have been severely affected by recent restrictions. It covers hospitality, leisure, hotel, bed and breakfast, and nursery businesses impacted by Local Covid-19 Alert Level restrictions.
A wonderful ‘Winter Windowland' is set to blaze a trail of light and hope across Teesside in the run-up to the festive season. The colourful initiative is a local drive to spread yuletide cheer and community spirit following a year of upheaval and uncertainty.
Local charities have teamed up with Middlesbrough Council this winter to make sure older people receive the help they need. The new Warm and Well Winter Support Project will provide essential supplies to older people to help them stay warm, active and busy over the festive period.