A sweet shop owner who has helped provide Middlesbrough Food Bank with more than a tonne of food has been honoured. Jamie Johnson who runs JJ’s Sweet Surprise in the Hill Street shopping centre is the latest Boro Hero and has been presented with his award by Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston.
People in Middlesbrough are being encouraged to ‘act on dementia’ as the Alzheimer’s Society’s biggest awareness campaign rolls into action. During Dementia Action Week professionals will be on hand to speak to those in Middlesbrough concerned that they, or a loved one, are experiencing signs of dementia.
Middlesbrough residents are being asked which issues they’d like put under the microscope to help inform how local services are delivered. The call is part of the Council’s Scrutiny process which allows local elected councillors to explore any topic which affects local people and the area they live in.
The jam packed Queen’s Platinum Jubilee long weekend celebrations just keep getting bigger and better here in Middlesbrough. From Wednesday, June 1 – Sunday, June 5, the town centre and surrounding areas will be alive with the sounds of street parties, celebrations and one-off events.
About 2.1 million tax credits customers will begin to receive their annual renewal packs this week from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The packs will be sent between 25 April and 27 May, and customers have until 31 July to check their details are correct and update HMRC if there has been a change in their circumstances.
An Afghan war veteran will join the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay in Middlesbrough ahead of this summer’s Commonwealth Games. James Rose will carry the ceremonial baton through the town on Thursday, July 14 as the countdown to the Games enters its final fortnight.
Middlesbrough’s Historic Quarter could be opened up with the demolition of a disused nightclub. A report going to Middlesbrough Council’s Executive next week outlines proposals to knock down the Slam club which sits under the A66. The unit has fallen into disrepair having been out of use since 2016.
GB Bank has officially opened the doors to its prestigious headquarters at 2 Centre Square, Middlesbrough welcoming staff and prominent members of the local business and property community to its offices boasting inventive interiors and a dynamic co-working environment.