A peddler of drugs and illicit and counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco has been jailed for three-and-a-half years. Albert Dawid Nowak was found guilty of the offences following a trial at Teesside Crown Court. Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston welcomed the sentencing saying "despite their best efforts the criminals will not win".
A number of people have been identified and are under investigation over "one of the worst" fly-tipping incidents seen in Middlesbrough. Middlesbrough Council's Environmental Neighbourhood Safety Wardens discovered the dangerous and large scale mess at the site of the former Turford Social Club in Brambles Farm.
Illegal vaping products apparently targeting children have been seized in a major Middlesbrough-wide crackdown. The six-week operation by Middlesbrough Council's Trading Standards team has seen thousands of potentially dangerous devices removed from sale.
A further 80 fines have been given out to motorists who have flouted the laws on parking around the Riverside Stadium. Over a long period of time Middlesbrough Council has made repeated warnings to remind people heading to the football to park considerately.
Two of the UK's most prominent firms of barristers are the latest businesses to move into Centre Square - Middlesbrough's flagship office development. Dere Street Barristers and Park Square Barristers will join the XPS Pensions Group in the award-winning 2 Centre Square.
A Christmas tree with a difference is helping a Middlesbrough community celebrate loved ones no longer with us. The Linthorpe Christmas Memory Tree was the idea of community group the Friends of Linthorpe as part of the return of the Linthorpe Village Christmas.
Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has announced a multimillion-pound investment to hugely expand the number of public electric vehicle charging points available across the region. The metro mayor is providing £2million that will see the number of chargers increase from the 191 that are currently publicly available to 336.
A single mum has spoken out about her terrifying experience of being trapped by a loan shark, someone she thought was a friend, who drove her to the brink of suicide and made her family homeless at Christmas. Michelle, whose name has been changed to protect her identity, has bravely shared her story to encourage others to report their experiences and seek support.