Nominations have opened to find people who have made a real difference in Middlesbrough in the last 12 months - including its 2021 Citizen of the Year. The Civic Community Awards will return in 2021 for a third year celebrating local people who have made a difference.
Eligible businesses in Middlesbrough can now apply for grant funding to help improve the town centre post Covid-19. The scheme is being funded through the Future High Street Fund Programme and town centre businesses can bid for grants of up to £10k.
The region's biggest football clubs have joined a road safety campaign to boot drink and drug driving out of Euro 2020. During Euro 2016, there was an increase in drink and drug driving injuries in the region, both on the day of and the day after England's matches.
Vandals who struck at a specialist nursery under the cover of half term are being sought by police. The heartless attack has left staff at the Cleveland Unit picking up the pieces and counting the cost. Two benches, a seesaw and a red trike with a trailer on the back were stolen, and attachments were removed from a specialist swing.
A foul-mouthed and aggressive beggar who terrorised shoppers in Middlesbrough has been hit with a powerful court order. In addition to demands for cash, Mark Heard hurled racist and homophobic abuse at Council officers and members of the public over a period of several months.
Work to plug a potential gap in secondary school places in Middlesbrough is under way due to a possible delay in a building project. Council officers are now looking at different solutions to ensure there is sufficient capacity for year 7 students, in the event the Outwood Academy Riverside project is delayed.
Can you help identify a suspected fly-tipper? The man was caught on film dumping bags of builder's waste and general household waste over a wall on Marton Road last Wednesday (June 2). The incident was reported by a member of the public who caught the incident on camera.