When lockdown was announced for the first time last year, like many arts and culture organisations, Tees Valley Youth Music initiative MUSINC did not know what the future would bring. After seeing many of the region's youth clubs close and a lack of musical provision, it was determined to deliver this much-needed support.
Measures are being put in place to help keep Middlesbrough people safe as the country prepares for the next stage of the exit from lockdown. The government's roadmap allows for non-essential retail to open from Monday, with pubs and restaurants permitted to serve customers outside from the same day.
Middlesbrough Libraries' popular Click & Collect service is set to stay as the country emerges from the latest phase of coronavirus lockdown. The good news for Boro bookworms is that the service at community hubs and libraries will continue when restrictions begin to ease from Monday (April 12).
Business start-up Press On Vinyl is the latest company to set up at Tees Advanced Manufacturing Park (TeesAMP). The founding directors have been part of the local music scene for the past 20 years and have now turned pleasure into business by setting up a vinyl record manufacturing plant.
Proposals to build nearly 100 high quality homes inspired by Middlesbrough's digital growth - with a nod to the town's origins - have been put forward. The Boho residential development will take place on land between Gosford Street and Feversham Street in Middlehaven.