A new approach to house building and development in Middlesbrough will help to turbo-charge the long-term future of the town centre. Greater focus on ‘urban living' alongside more sensitive development of existing housing sites will be considered by Middlesbrough Council's Executive next week.
A commemoration event has been held at Middlesbrough's Tees Advanced Manufacturing Park (TeesAMP) on Riverside Park Industrial Estate to unveil a restored plaque bearing the names of the 76 men who worked at the former Newport Ironworks and died during the 1914-18 conflict.
School meal prices are set to increase in Middlesbrough for the first time in over a decade. The prices will rise from April - but will still leave Middlesbrough as the cheapest in the Tees Valley. Prices have not increased since 2009, but an increase is now needed to meet rising food costs and the Council's commitment to support the Living Wage.
Anyone interested in working in the construction industry is welcome to attend a three-day course at Easterside Community Hub. The course starts at the Broughton Avenue venue and will run from 9.30am-4pm on Monday, March 30, Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1.
Middlesbrough's over-60s are invited to take part in a free practical course entitled ‘e-mail for beginners'. Two courses are taking place at Grove Hill Community Hub on Bishopton Road on Wednesday, March 25, the first from 10am-12.30pm and the second from 1.30pm-4pm.
The popular community initiative Look for a Book, has arrived in Middlesbrough in a bid to spread a love of reading across the town. The National Literacy Trust Hub, Middlesbrough Reads, is joining the Middlesbrough School Readiness team to support Teesside Look for a Book, set up by a local teacher, Sam Douglas.
A restored plaque commemorating First World War soldiers who worked at the site of a 21st century high-tech manufacturing park will be unveiled next week. The memorial to the 76 men who worked at the former Newport Ironworks and died during the 1914-18 conflict will be installed at the Tees Advanced Manufacturing Park.