The people of Middlesbrough have overwhelmingly backed a fresh city status bid, Mayor Andy Preston confirmed today. An informal poll saw a large majority in vote in favour of a bid as part of celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee in 2022.
Tributes have been paid following the death of a tireless community activist and Middlesbrough Councillor. June Goodchild died on Tuesday (July 6) at the age of 79 following a short illness. Best known as the founder and former chairman of the Easterside Partnership, June was made an MBE in the 2007 New Year's Honours for her voluntary work.
A van has been seized by council officers after a suspected fly-tipping incident in Middlesbrough. A man was caught on CCTV on Monday allegedly dumping bricks, rubble and carpets from the back of a blue van at the former Southlands Centre site on Ormesby Road.
Striking photographs and historic plans from Middlesbrough's past are going digital as part of a groundbreaking initiative. The rarely seen historic material from the collections of Teesside Archives is being made available through the town's High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) project.
One of Middlesbrough's leading politicians took to two wheels this week to give his backing to the town's Green Strategy. Councillor Barrie Cooper, Middlesbrough Council's Executive member for Environment, Finance and Governance, met up with Middlesbrough Environment City's (MEC) Mike O'Reilly for a tour of some of the town's cycle routes.
A national programme to help GPs identify patients experiencing domestic abuse and refer them to specialist support services is being rolled out across Middlesbrough. Identification and Referral to Improve Safety (IRIS) is a successful general practice-based domestic abuse training and referral programme.
Brambles and Thorntree ward Councillor Graham Wilson has spearheaded recent efforts to turn the tide on a spate of fly-tipping, arson and vandalism that has blighted Spencerbeck Beck. And to keep on top of the issue, he put out an invitation to Outwood Academy Ormesby to help with a litter blitz at Thorntree Park.