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Ace New Tennis World Facilities Unveiled By Tees Valley Mayor

  Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen served up a winner when he marked the start of the British Open at Wimbledon by unveiling the first phase of a £200,000 investment in Tennis World Middlesbrough this Wednesday (July 4th). The investment in new indoor and outdoor courts together with LED lighting is the first phase of what will comprise the biggest project since Teesside’s biggest independent tennis club opened in 1986. While the new courts are now in use, an ....


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Wow

  The whole world as we knew it has been blown apart as England actually won a World Cup penalty shoot out to defeat Columbia and reach the Quarter Finals. The whole nation will be locked in on our last eight game v Sweden on Saturday. This is the best chance we have had since Italia 90 to reach a semi final. Go Gareth. What a night it was. England bossed the first half against a Columbia side playing defensively in the absence of their star player, James Rodriguez, who could only ....


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Don\'t Get Ahead Of Ourselves

  England face Columbia tonight for the right to play Sweden in the Quarter Finals of the World Cup. It wasn\'t supposed to be this way for a young squad that is still learning and growing but as manager Gareth Southgate readily concedes a major opportunity is opening up for us. But do not look too far ahead yet for first we face the might of Columbia. A considerable foe. Columbia recovered from a red card and penalty concession in the opening minutes of their World Cup baptism of ....


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Angela Wins Award For Her Heart Of Gold

  A gold-hearted school worker who goes out of her way to help struggling Middlesbrough families improve their lives despite her own struggles has been recognised with a Teesside Hero award. Mother-of-two Angela Barry started working at Caldicotes Primary Academy as a cleaner 18 years ago. The 51-year-old is now director of safeguarding and wellbeing at the Thorntree school and goes the extra mile on a daily basis to help pupils and their families to enjoy a better quality of ....


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Saddle-sore Riders Raise £10,000 For Charity

  A team of 25 saddle-sore staff from Middlesbrough firm AV Dawson are celebrating after raising more than £10,000 for charity via a 210-mile cycle challenge from Edinburgh to Teesside. As patrons of Teesside Philanthropic Foundation, the funds will be channelled through the charity to the Buddy Bag Foundation, which provides emergency refuge for children in crisis. Despite much chafing and sore legs, all 25 riders completed the three-day challenge that started at ....


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Fill The Riverside

  Fill the ground was manager Tony Pulis appeal to the good people of Teesside this morning. The team has prepared meticulously for this head to head with Aston Villa. It is bound to be a close tie we need every possible home advantage for the first leg,. Lets sell out the biggest game of the season. Come On Boro. In 24 hours time we will be building up to an epic encounter as we come face to face with Steve Bruce\'s Aston Villa. They were pre season favourites much like us. They ....


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Stand Up For Choice: Take Part In The Survey!

  Yesterday was a landmark day for football fans when MPs decided they will debate the possible introduction of safe standing in the Premier League, and Championship, on June 25th. A petition to have the matter discussed reached well over 100,000 signatures last week and the depth of support from not just fans but clubs and indeed MPs is growing and growing. All of our 5 Teesside MPs have expressed their support. Now it is time for fans to give their views in full. The announcement ....


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Take A Scenic Air Tour

See iconic landmarks from the air with Scenic Air Tours North East. We specialise in VIP pleasure flights, so there is something for everyone. Choose from one of our popular routes, or customise your own by flying over your house. The aircraft can seat up to 3 people, so why not split the cost and share the fun. A Great Flight Gift or an Exciting Adventure to Remember. Seeing your favourite landmarks from the skies is an amazing experience! All of our prices are for the flight, not per ....


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Tees Charities Join Forces To Fund Caravan For Struggling Local Families

Two of Teesside’s best-known charities have joined forces with several local companies to fund a caravan to provide short breaks for some of the region’s most disadvantaged children and their families. The Finlay Cooper Fund, the charity set up by former Boro star Colin Cooper and his wife Julie, has donated £35,000 to Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation towards the purchase and running costs of the eight-berth caravan near Filey. Combined with a further ....


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Boro Ram Raided

Boro crashed to a sickening 3-0 defeat at home to Derby. A Matej Vydra hat trick, seizing on a spate of appalling individual errors resulted in a humiliating scoreline. Boro had dominated the first 45 minutes but everything unravelled so spectacularly that the ground was half empty long before the end of play. It could have been all so different. Boro came out of the traps much more business-like. Adam Clayton, in for Grant Leadbitter and Adam Forshaw for the suspended Jonny Howson were the ....


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Can Middlesbrough Hit Back V Cherries?

The pressure is on for Garry Monk and Middlesbrough in their faltering League campaign but can they release some of that pent up frustration in the cup at Premier League AFC Bournemouth tonight? Kick off is 7.45pm at Dean Court. You can park up in Kings Park right outside the ground. Boro were not the only team to have made a really poor start to the season. The Cherries were languishing near the foot of the table. While Boro can’t stop conceding Bournemouth have found it even harder to ....


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Voyage Of Discovery To Town’s Historic Heart

The annual celebration of Middlesbrough’s history, heritage and culture gets under way today. Discover Middlesbrough 2017 officially launches today on Thursday, October 19, with an open invitation to explore, experience and enjoy everything the town has to offer. A packed programme of events, shows and exhibitions runs until Sunday, November 5, and there really is something for everyone. And even for those who think they know the town inside out, the popular Festival always has a few ....


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Record Charity Ball Attendance Raises £77,000 For Teesside’s Most Vulnerable Families

A record attendance of more than 500 helped Teesside’s biggest annual charity dinner raise a best ever £77,000 for some of Teesside’s most disadvantaged families. Held in the Grand Marquee at Wynyard Hall, Teesside Philanthropic Foundation’s Charity Ball also got the ball rolling on a new fundraising campaign to buy a second caravan to give short breaks to some of the area’s most vulnerable families and children. Andy Preston, the charity’s founder and ....


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Roar On The Young Lions Tonight At The Riverside

Aidy Boothroyd’s England Under 21s aim to push for the top of their Euro qualifying group and beat the olde enemy Scotland at the Riverside tonight. Be there and support Dael Fry and young England. Kick Off 7.45pm. England have won one and drawn one so far in this campaign. Can they kick on this evening? Injuries have opened the door of opportunity for 20 year old New York City player Jack Harrison. Formerly a Man Utd team mate of Marcus Rashford. The Stoke born youngster has cut his ....


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Darlington American Steam Football Club

Are you a fan of the NFL? Darlington Steam American Football Club is on the hunt for new players. Formed in 2013 after two football fans (Darren a Boro fan and Lee a Sheffield Wednesday fan) spent a night shift watching the NFL and fell in love with the game. After spending time with other teams, they wanted to create a club that was development and fundamental focused, allowing everyone from children to adults to enjoy the game. Now both qualified Bafa (British American Football ....


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Tees Pride 10k Hailed A Runaway Success

They came, they saw... they conquered the thirteenth Tees Pride 10k. A huge field of runners, walkers and charity fundraisers – the biggest for five years – took part in yesterday’s flagship event based at Acklam Hall. The Taylor Wimpey Middlesbrough Tees Pride 10k drew nearly 3,000 entries, while the Cleveland Centre 3k Fun Run clocked up an impressive 600. First home in the men’s field was Paralympian Ethiopian Wondiye Fikre Indelbu in 30.52, followed by ....


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Still Time To Enter Middlesbrough 10k

This Sunday is one of the real events of the year on Teesside, the Middlesbrough 10k and 3K Fun Run takes place on Sunday September 3rd. The good news is if you hurry there is still time to enter. Due to demand the deadline has been extended to a closing date of Midnight tomorrow, 31st Thursday August 2017. It is much, much more than a sporting event. There are live bands playing around the route meaning that there is a carnival atmosphere. It is a magnificent spectator event, with people ....


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Big Summer Ideas

Summer’s back and, as usual, we expect many of you are wondering what you can get up to with the kids at weekends and while they’re off school. Problem solved, the ‘Big Summer’ website is back again this year to save the day! As popular as ever and packed full with loads of fun ideas to suit all the family – and the weather – you’re bound to find something to please everyone. It even shows you how to get money off at some of the region’s top ....


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Masterplan To Put Station On Track For Bright Future

A masterplan is being drawn up to secure a historic Middlesbrough landmark as one of the region’s key transport hubs. The study - led by Middlesbrough Council with funding from the Tees Valley Combined Authority, First Group – will provide a long-term vision for the rail station and the surrounding area. Middlesbrough Council and Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald are working alongside the rail industry to realise the site’s strategic potential over the coming years. The ....


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Record Breaking Crowds For 2017 Middlesbrough Mela

Record breaking crowds of 45,000 people enjoyed the 2017 Middlesbrough Mela in Centre Square. Crowds were treated to a whole host of multi-cultural delights at the event, which is the biggest of its kind in the North East and is celebrating its 27th year. Middlesbrough Mayor Dave Budd said: “The Mela is always one of the best events we have in Middlesbrough and once again it was brilliant to see so many people turn out to enjoy it. “Our ambition is to make even more ....


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Sporting Chance Scheme Spreads Its Wings

A pioneering scheme to get men more active in Middlesbrough is being picked up around the country. Sporting Chance was launched in 2014, with a winning combination of exercise and socialising based at in friendly local venues around the town. The inclusive programme - a collaboration between Volunteering Matters and Middlesbrough Council Public Health - is aimed at increasing activity levels and reducing social isolation in men over 50s. Activities range from reminiscence sessions and trips ....


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Sporting Chance Scheme Spreads Its Wings

A pioneering scheme to get men more active in Middlesbrough is being picked up around the country. Sporting Chance was launched in 2014, with a winning combination of exercise and socialising based at in friendly local venues around the town. The inclusive programme - a collaboration between Volunteering Matters and Middlesbrough Council Public Health - is aimed at increasing activity levels and reducing social isolation in men over 50s. Activities range from reminiscence sessions and trips ....


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Hartlepool Charity Champion Crowned A Teesside Hero

Hartlepool business owner Mick Sumpter has been recognised for his lifelong commitment to helping children’s charities with a Teesside Hero Award.Despite the seven-days-a-week demands of running MKM Building Supplies, Mick dedicates long hours to supporting a wide range of local charities including Carlton Camp, the Kay Smith Fund, The Haven and Stranton Academy Trust.His efforts have helped raised more than £200,000 in memory of his friend Kay Smith to support families affected by ....


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Business Community’s £20k Boost For Tees Sports Clubs

Many of the Tees region’s leading businesses have banded together under the umbrella of Teesside Philanthropic Foundation to provide a unique £20,000 cash jackpot to 15 local sports clubs. The Foundation’s first ever £20,000 Sporting Golden Giveaway will give not-for-profit sports groups from Middlesbrough, Stockton, Loftus, Thornaby, Hartlepool, Guisborough and Billingham a chance to share the cash. The groups include football teams, swimming clubs, a boxing gym, a ....


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Cleveland Police Advice Following London Bridge Terrorist Attack

Statement in response to London Bridge terrorist attack from Cleveland Police Assistant Chief Constable Jason Harwin: “Our condolences are with all those affected by Saturday’s shocking terrorist attack at London Bridge and Borough Market which saw many people killed and many more injured.  Our thoughts remain with their families and friends, as well as with our colleagues from the London forces, the local emergency services and other partner organisations in the ....


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