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Branding Giants Seek Business Views On Town’s ‘dna’

One of the best-known branding and design agencies is seeking Middlesbrough’s ‘DNA’ to create a place brand for the town. And they’d like the views of the business community on what makes the town tick for entrepreneurs and employers. The HemingwayDesign brand team led by Wayne and Jack Hemingway want to hear from people across the town as they build a picture of what makes Middlesbrough tick. Over the last three weeks local residents have been taking part in a ....


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Branding Giants Join Team Seeking Town’s ‘dna’

One of the best-known branding and design agencies is seeking Middlesbrough’s ‘DNA’ to create a place brand for the town. The HemingwayDesign brand team led by Wayne and Jack Hemingway want to hear from people across the town as they build a picture of what makes Middlesbrough tick. Local residents can take part in a Perceptions Survey which will gather their views – positive and negative – of the place they work, play and call home. The aim is get at least ....


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Great Menu Of Stalls For Saltburn Food Festival

Local foodies have more than 100 good reasons to look forward to Saltburn Food Festival this Sunday, 30 JulyThe hugely popular Festival is celebrating its fifth birthday by welcoming more than 100 stalls for the first time in its busy history.And the Festival is also blossoming into the rest of the town centre for the first time – transforming the town into a buzzing Festival village for a ....


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Saltburn Shops Set To Shine

Visitors to Saltburn Food Festival can look forward to lots more than just good local food on Sunday 30 July, with a busier than ever Festival Fringe also taking place throughout the town centre on the day. Celebrating its 5th birthday and hosting more than 100 great local food stalls for the first time in its busy history, a growing number of Saltburn’s buzzing independent shops and ....


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Oh We Do Like To Be Beside The Teescide

  It may be a little-known fact, but Teesside can lay claim to be part of the traditional apple growing belt of the country! That’s according to Redcar-based solicitor Julian Gaskin, who brews his own brand of Tees Cider and sells exclusively at both Saltburn Farmers’ Market and Saltburn Food Festival. “We’re at the very northern tip of the Tees-Exe line,” said Julian. “It’s a geological line running Northeast-Southwest between the mouth of ....


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A Local Flavour

Local foodies are in for a busy month, with both Saltburn Farmers’ Market and Saltburn Food Festival set to dazzle the tastebuds in the coming weeks.Planning is well underway for the 5th annual Saltburn Food Festival on Sunday 30 July, but the month gets off to a flying start with the ever popular Saltburn Farmers’ Market this Saturday, 8 July.Saturday’s market will see a tasty ....


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Work For Next Orange Pip Underway After Summer Special

Work is already underway for the next Orange Pip Market following a record breaking crowd at the event’s Summer Special. More than 9,000 people attended the Centre Square special last Saturday to enjoy the huge variety of street food, musical entertainment and arts and crafts. Orange Pip organisers at Middlesbrough Council are now already getting to work on the market’s return to ....


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Orange Pip Return To Baker-bedford Streets Anticipated

Middlesbrough\'s Orange Pip Market Summer Special is expected to be a Centre Square one-off following an overwhelming public response. Owing to the overcrowding on Baker and Bedford Street organisers Middlesbrough Council took the decision to relocate its Saturday, June 24 event onto Centre Square. It was said that if successful Orange Pip would stay there for its instalments in July and August with a further review for the autumn season. However, following the scale of the response from ....


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Work Continues With Businesses Over Southlands Future

Middlesbrough Council will continue to work with businesses over the future of the Southlands Centre. The approach was confirmed following a meeting between senior officers and entrepreneurs currently based at the centre. The move followed a decision by the Council’s Executive Sub-Committee for Property to instruct officers to explore viable uses for the Southlands Centre site. This was after it was decided to cease discussions with the only bidder to submit a proposal as they were ....


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Orange Pip Market On The Move

Middlesbrough\'s hugely popular Orange Pip Market is on the move for a Summer Special in Centre Square.  The monthly event has grown massively in its first year and attendances, which are regularly around 6,500, have already led to one expansion to include stalls on Bedford Street as well as Baker Street. Moving the market would provide a number of opportunities as well as some much needed breathing space. Whereas currently Baker and Bedford Street can accommodate only 25-30 traders ....


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Bolt Breakage Forces Transporter Bridge Closure

The Tees Transporter Bridge is currently closed due to a mechanical issue. Engineers took the decision to halt operations after one of the bolts that hold the structure’s restraining anchor ropes sheared off. A specialist engineering firm has inspected the damage and is expected to report on a proposed solution shortly. It is expected the necessary repair will take at least two weeks to complete. Bridge Supervisor John Ivison said: “The Transporter is over 100 years old now, ....


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Future Of Business And Leisure Centre Under Review

The future of a Middlesbrough leisure and business centre will be considered at a meeting of an influential Council committee next week (March 22). Members of the Executive Sub Committee for Property will consider a recommendation to wind down the Southlands Centre’ business operations over the next sixth months. Further work will then be carried out to find a new use for the site with a further report to the committee due in September. In the meantime the Council will continue to ....


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Louie Aims To Take Fork To Top Table

The new head chef of The Fork in the Road says he’s determined to help make the charity-led Middlesbrough eaterie “the best restaurant on Teesside”.     Award-winning chef Louie Miller will also be responsible for transforming Teessiders who’ve been long-term unemployed into a new generation of talented chefs. Backed by local charity CEO Sleepout, ....


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Saltburn Gets The Yoga Bug

An inspirational time working in a Thailand school sparked an idea that is set to see a group of Saltburn children enjoying Yoga on upcoming Saturday mornings. Saltburn-based Laura Eyeington enjoyed using Yoga while teaching children in Thailand so much, that she’s now teamed up with national experts YogaBugs to set up a new Saturday morning class for local youngsters to enjoy. And, ....


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Sale To Serve Up Improved Tennis Facilities

  A major new investment is set to improve tennis facilities in Middlesbrough. Under proposals to be considered next week, land comprising disused clay courts at the independently owned Tennis World could be sold off to enhance and improve the site. The move would see the disposal of just under one hectare of the Marton Road facility for possible housing development. The sale would then pave the way for investment of around £200,000 in a series of improvements ....


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Orange Pip Brings £1m Business Boom To Middlesbrough

  Middlesbrough’s Orange Pip Market has led to a town centre “business boom” worth an estimated £1m to the local economy, according to a new report. A review of the monthly artisan food market’s performance in 2016 highlights how 40,000 people were recorded as visiting Baker and Bedford Street across the seven market days from June to November. Local ....


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Residents Invited To Flood Scheme Drop-ins

  Residents in an area of Middlesbrough are being asked for their views on a potential future flood scheme. The Environment Agency wants to improve the protection to properties from flooding from Marton West beck. Representatives from the Environment Agency, Northumbrian Water and Middlesbrough Council will be available to speak to residents during drop-ins this month. Environment Agency Project Manager Ted Thomas said: “We want to know more about flooding in the area and ....


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New Restaurant Offers A Fork In The Road For Ex-offenders

A unique Middlesbrough restaurant opened its doors on Christmas Eve on the site of the old Romer Parrish toy shop. Serving great classic British dishes, it will create training and employment opportunities for ex-offenders, recovering addicts and the long term unemployed. This not for profit social enterprise is being funded by charity CEO Sleepout and Public Health England. New high-end ....


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Network Rail To Begin Middlesbrough Station Repairs In The Spring

Network Rail has confirmed that the long-awaited £2.7million refurbishment of Middlesbrough station will begin in the spring next year. A contractor has now been appointed and is working on a programme that will see the station roof and stonework repaired in a 13-month project. Passengers travelling from Middlesbrough this festive period are also being reminded that Wood Street car ....


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Help At Hand To Tackle Homelessness And Hardship

Warmth, cheer and support will be on offer to those suffering homelessness and hardship in Middlesbrough at a special event later this month. And members of the local community are once again being asked to do their bit to help those who have fallen on hard times. In Out of the Cold is this year hosted by The Salvation Army in Southfield Road on Tuesday, December 20 from 1pm to 3pm. The annual event has been going since 2010, and is coordinated by Middlesbrough Council but is also made ....


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Public’s Views Sought On Middlesbrough’s Local Plan

Local residents and key stakeholders are being asked for their views on a key document that will shape the way Middlesbrough develops. The town’s Local Plan is important for supporting new development, and covers a number of key areas such as housing, economic growth, the town centre and the historic environment.   The up-to-date Housing Local Plan was adopted in 2014. However, the remaining parts of the plan are older and no longer fully reflect the economic challenges ....


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Swift-tees Stewart Park Defibrillator Appeal

Tomorrow, Swift-tees are taking over Stewart parkrun for the morning. The popular Hemlington based community running group will be taking on all the roles from Race Director, Timer, Scanning Tokens as well as marshals around the course as well as Pacers for people to follow to different target times. They will be all dressed up in medical gowns and masks. They do have an ulterior motive, it is ....


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Middlesbrough City Heart Of Teesside

The transformation of Middlesbrough is set out in a new strategy that will further enhance the town’s role as the city heart of the Tees Valley. Middlesbrough Mayor Dave Budd and Interim Chief Executive Tony Parkinson this week unveil the town’s first ever Investment Prospectus, with a clear focus on regeneration, enterprise and job creation. The strategy aims to attract inward ....


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Middlesbrough Awarded White Ribbon Status

Middlesbrough’s work to tackle domestic abuse and violence towards women has been recognised with a national award. The award, given to Middlesbrough Council by White Ribbon UK, was bestowed for the town’s ongoing campaign to take a stand against and raise awareness of the issue. In gaining the status, Middlesbrough has joined a group of local authorities across the UK that have been recognised for addressing and attempting to alter social norms that can lead to violence. The ....


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Saltburn Farmers’ Market Gets Set For Christmas

Local food fans have a tasty treat coming up, when Saltburn’s Christmas Farmers’ Market rounds off a busy year with a festive special on Saturday 10 December. More than 40 stalls will be bringing good local food, art and crafts right to heart of the popular monthly market, with the South Bank Brass Band adding to the Saturday morning buzz around the seaside town. And shoppers can ....


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