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.
Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston has this week urged the Government to up its support for the town as it battles to recover from the Coronavirus pandemic. And he has called on Tees MP and Minister of State for Regional Growth & Local Government Simon Clarke to press the town's case for a fair deal.
Middlesbrough businesses have now had more than £20m in support grants processed to aid them through the Coronavirus outbreak. Middlesbrough Council began paying out to local businesses before Government money was provided and the authority has now received numerous messages of gratitude for the rapid response.
Communities are being encouraged to join in and create the biggest outdoor street art gallery ever. Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland Councils have joined forces to deliver positive cultural activity to local communities throughout the COVID-19 lockdown.
A campaign to protect and promote Middlesbrough's small businesses through the Coronavirus outbreak and beyond has been launched. The Buy Boro project is backed with a free online directory set up by Middlesbrough Council where local businesses can be listed and local residents can find local services and goods through the Covid-19 restrictions.
A wave of magnificent Middlesbrough people are showcasing their artistic abilities for Boro's Got Talent - but more "unusual" entrants are wanted too! More than 30 lockdown videos have already been submitted to the fun online competition which anyone can enter to show off their unique abilities.
How do you get to Middlesbrough Town Hall? Practice… And if you think you can tell a better joke than that age-old one liner, or can sing, have a party trick or any talent whether weird or wonderful, Middlesbrough Council is inviting you to take part in Boro's Got Talent.
Ageing Better Middlesbrough have set up a free telephone befriending service for older people living in Middlesbrough. Those who sign up will receive regular telephone calls from a member of the team, who are there to provide reassurance, support and a friendly voice.