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Sabicís Cracker Upgrade Safeguards Thousands Of Teesside Jobs

A major project to upgrade SABIC’s Olefins 6 plant at Wilton, near Redcar, is up and running, following the largest single investment in the Teesside chemical industry for a generation. After several years of uncertainty, the multi-million pound project has safeguarded thousands of local jobs and secured the chemical company’s future on Teesside. The 37-year-old plant – commonly known as the Cracker - has undergone complex modifications to allow it to process ethane ....


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Cattle And Cane Poised For Big Launch Of Middlesbrough\'s Only Dry Bar

  Popular local band Cattle and Cane together with comedian Fran Garritty will perform at the opening night of Teesside’s only dry bar as Dry January draws to a close on January 26. Bar Zero is part of a charity-run, not-for-profit social enterprise that has already seen the successful launch of The Fork in the Road restaurant. The bar will serve food, soft drinks, tea and coffee but no alcohol. It is part of a wider programme to help people in the town with drink ....


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Teessideís Iron And Steel Heritage Explored In New Social History Blog

Historian and Boro fan Dr Tosh Warwick has published a blog about Teesside\'s iron and steel heritage that has reached a worldwide audience. ‘From an ‘Infant Hercules’ to the death of Teesside Steelmaking: History and Heritage along the ‘Steel River’’ by Dr Tosh Warwick explores the wider cultural, heritage and social implications of the closure of the Redcar steelworks in 2015. The blog has already been retweeted, shared and read by hundreds across the ....


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New Year Solution: Get Active

This year, why not try something that is good for your mind, your health and the environment? Cycling, walking and using public transport can all make a difference to the way we travel and the way we feel. So, join the active travel revolution. Start by simply swapping one regular car journey, like the school run or commuting to work, for the bike, the bus or your feet. You’ll feel the benefits straight way, on the inside and the out. Our environment will thank you too. Discover ....


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Grease Is The Word For Riverside Drive-in Launch

The events team behind the hugely successful SKY Live air show will launch Teesside’s first drive-in cinema on Valentine’s Day with a showing of the film classic, Grease. The Riverside Drive-in Cinema takes place in the big car park behind Middlesbrough Football Club’s Riverside Stadium on the night of February 14, with parking spaces for up to 1,000 cars. It will feature a 10m x 4m hi-resolution movie screen, with romantic couples able to listen in via a special frequency ....


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New Tees Restaurant Shares Festive Spirit With Amazing Grandparents

New Middlesbrough restaurant, The Fork in the Road, delivered a taste of festive spirit when it served a free Christmas Day lunch to some of Teesside’s most marginalised families. Just a day after its Christmas Eve launch, the charity-funded, not-for-profit eaterie opened its doors to spread some festive joy among its special guests. Those in attendance among the 40-strong group were underprivileged Teesside children and the grandparents who care for them in the absence of their ....


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Orange Pip Market Cancelled Due To Severe Weather

The Christmas Eve instalment of Orange Pip Market has been cancelled due to severe weather warnings. High wind speeds, predicted to hit up to 43mph on Saturday, mean it would be unsafe to hold the popular monthly event. Orange Pip curator Nicky Peacock said: “We are sorry to have to let everyone know we have taken this decision for safety reasons. “With the predicted wind speeds so high we would be unable to even begin building the market and erecting the gazebos and stalls. ....


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Take The Bus To The Christmas Party

It\'s that time of year again when everything and everybody is gearing up to Christmas. It\'s also the time for having plenty of fun and socialising!   If you\'re looking forward to a Christmas party or simply meeting up with friends, why not catch the bus into town and enjoy the festivities without having the hassle of taking the car?  Whatever you’re up to this festive season, make your trip easier by planning your bus journey at ....


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Fast Forward For Tees Powerchair Duo

  Two members of Middlesbrough Powerchair Football Club hope their FAST Fund grant can accelerate them towards an England call-up. Both Cath McNicol and Owen Swift received £2,000 grants from Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation to enable them to purchase highly specialised wheel chairs that will help them speed around the pitch in the fast-growing, fast-flowing sport of powerchair football. The pair had already raised more than £11,000 towards the ....


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1,000 Business Leaders Sleep Rough To Raise £1 Million For Charity

A nationwide fundraising phenomenon that has seen 1,000 business leaders sleep rough for the night is set to reach the £1 million fundraising milestone for charities working to fight homelessness and poverty. Believed to be the first charity of its type in Europe, over the past three years CEO Sleepout has resulted in corporate CEOs, company chairmen, MPs, mayors, bishops and other senior businesspeople give up a night in their warm beds to experience life on the street. Raising ....


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Ageing Better Middlesbrough And Everyone Active 50+ Sports Day 2016

Ageing Better Middlesbrough and Everyone Active teamed up on Saturday, October 29 to host a free 50+ Sports Day at Middlesbrough Sports Village. Over 30 people attended, including members from The Over Fifties Youth Club (TOFY Club).  The event was for everyone aged 50 and over living in Middlesbrough to come along and have fun whilst trying out activities – and they did just that! John Atkinson, Community Action Officer at Ageing Better Middlesbrough says: “We are very ....


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Tees Charities Need Votes To Win Share Of £20,000 Giveaway

Teesside community groups and charities need the votes of local people to help them win a share of £20,000 cash jackpot. The £20,000 Golden Giveaway will give 15 Tees charities, schools and community groups a chance to share the cash, which is being made available by Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation. They will each receive at least £500 after a panel of the foundation’s patrons shortlisted them from 60 entries – but they could win up to ....


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Bears Hit Fundraising Target For Zoe\'s Place

 After the hugely successful night with Gary Havelock last Thursday, we are pleased to confirm our target of £1000 raised for Zoe\'s place has been reached.  Zoe\'s Place is a wonderful charity, providing palliative, respite and end of life care to babies and infants aged from birth to 5 years suffering from life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. They have been the Bears chosen charity this season, and over £300 was collected from Press and Practice day with close ....


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Join Marske United For Non League Day

This Saturday 3rd September 2016 is the Official \'Non-League Day\' why not take a trip to the seaside and see Marske United FC in the FA Cup action at home. This is the First Qualifying Round of the cup and is worth £3,000 prize money which is a substantial amount for a Northern League club. Markse chairman tells us, “Marine FC are a good outfit and play two divisions higher in the football league pyramid, but on our day we have proven over the years we are no easy opponent, ....


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Final Countdown For 2016 Tees Pride 10k Entries

The clock’s ticking for those last minute Tees Pride 10k and 3k Fun Run entries… Thousands of runners, walkers and charity fund-raisers are putting the finishing touches to their training ahead of the flagship events on Sunday, September 4. The deadline for entries has been extended to Wednesday, August 31, to take account of the Bank Holiday weekend, with numbers already looking set to beat last year’s total. Online entries for the Taylor Wimpey Tees Pride 10k and ....


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Mumís Hospice Tribute In Tees Pride Challenge

  For one mum, running the Tees Pride 10k this year is a chance to say a huge thank you to a local charity that makes a real difference. Debbie Miller will be raising funds for Zoë’s Place which provides vital respite care for her two-year-old son Jack. Jack is one of only around 100 people in the world to suffer from the rare and severe neurological condition known as ADSL (Adenylosuccinate lyase) deficiency. He is unable to speak or move around and has to be fed ....


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Charities Limber Up For A Tees Pride Fund-raising Bonanza

Charities are getting in shape for one of the year’s landmark fund-raising opportunities. A dazzling array of local and regional good causes will be represented at the start line of the 2016 Taylor Wimpey Tees Pride 10k on Sunday, September 4. The event has helped raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for charities since its launch in 2004, and this year many of those taking part will once again do so on behalf of causes close to their hearts. Charities are a key part of the success ....


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Orange Pip Market Returns To Baker Street Tomorrow

Middlesbrough’s Orange Pip Market returns tomorrow (Saturday, July 30) with a diverse range of food and drink, live music and arts and crafts. The family-friendly monthly event which takes place on Baker Street in the town centre reaches its third instalment and promises to be a treat for all the senses. Visitors are also informed that a temporary street alcohol licence is in place throughout the duration of the market, from noon-7pm. However, under the conditions of the licence ....


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2016 Tees Pride 10k Launched

The countdown\'s under way to one of the highlights of the regional athletics calendar - the 2016 Tees Pride 10k Road Race. The race is once again sponsored by leading housebuilder Taylor Wimpey, and takes place on Sunday, September 4 with the ever-popular SABIC 3k Fun Run. For more than a decade the Tees Pride 10k has proved a huge hit with runners, joggers, walkers and charity fundraisers - and there\'s still plenty of time to get in shape for this year\'s event. This week ....


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Bucket Loads Of Summer Fun

  With the summer holidays coming round yet again, we expect many of you are wondering what you can get up to with the kids at weekends and while they’re off school. Well don’t worry - the ‘Big Summer’ website is back again this year! As popular as ever and packed full with loads of fun ideas for indoor and outdoor activities to suit all the family, you’re bound to find something to please everyone. It even tells you how to get money off at some of the ....


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No Joking! Comedian Jason Manford Inspires Cancer Charityís £5,000 Success

  Comedian Jason Manford has inspired a £5,000 success for a Teesside charity dedicated to supporting teenage cancer sufferers. Butterfly Giving received nearly half of the 33,000 votes cast to easily top Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation’s £20,000 Golden Giveaway poll to seal a £5,000 prize ahead of 14 other local community projects, charities and schools. The result followed a late surge in support for the charity after its founder, ....


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Teesside-based Sabic Named Ukís Company Of The Year

  Teesside chemical company SABIC has been named Company of the Year by the Chemical Industries Association in recognition of its demonstrated business growth and sustained contribution to the economy. SABIC, which has its UK base at Wilton, near Redcar, has made a range of major, sustained investments including the current Gas Cracking Project to the Olefins plant at Wilton. The plant’s conversion to take US shale gas will safeguard thousands of Teesside jobs whilst securing the ....


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New Tees Restaurant Will Provide Jobs For Homeless And Recovering Addicts

Plans have been revealed for a new Teesside restaurant, The Fork in the Road, which will offer catering job opportunities for ex-offenders, the long term unemployed and recovering addicts. The previously secret location of the high end eaterie will be on Middlesbrough’s Linthorpe Road, in previously derelict premises once occupied by popular toy shop, Romer Parrish, chosen due to its close proximity to the town’s booming Baker and Bedford Street areas. The not-for-profit social ....


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A Place Of Friendship

  The Friends’ Meeting House, 131 Cambridge Road, Middlesbrough will be open on Sunday July 3rd from 2 – 5 p.m. as a place of friendship for anyone who feels hurt, rejected, angry, misunderstood, or unwelcome as a result of the reactions to the recent referendum on Europe. Come and feel the peace of our quiet building, the welcome of friends who recognise that there is “that of God” in every person, who do not seek to judge or reject ....


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Running In The Family

There will be no prouder father at this year’s Great North Run than Derek Rye. For the Ingleby Barwick businessman will be joined on the starting line by his three sons, Craig, Nik and Adam. Derek, 56, is making an athletic comeback at the world’s biggest half-marathon on September 11 a full 10 years after last running any kind of race. His running return comes after he challenged his three sons to join him in taking part in the Great North Run during the family’s Christmas ....


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