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News - October 2010

Report praises Stockton for looking after adults well

Friday, October 29, 2010

AN inspection into Stockton Council's Adult Social Care Service has shown it to be 'performing well' when it comes to safeguarding adults and offering increased choice and control for older people.


Stockton is the place to be for new businesses

Thursday, October 28, 2010

STOCKTON Council is helping an increasing number of people to start-up in business.


Stockton's fireworks have the X Factor

Monday, October 25, 2010

Not only will Stockton's annual firework display be lighting up the skies on Friday November 5, but Stockton will also be welcoming 2009 X Factor winner Joe McElderry to entertain the crowds.


Market? Music? Enterprise? Now's your chance to find out

Monday, October 25, 2010

FOR anyone who's ever sparked a bright new business idea but not known what to do with it, Stockton will be just the place for you next month.


Film warns of using mobile phones while driving

Friday, October 22, 2010

Twenty year old Cleveland College of Art & Design film student Andy Harrison's award-winning film about the dangers of using mobile phones while driving will play an important part of a new road safety initiative to be launched at Teesside Park on Tuesday, 26 October.


Ofsted inspection shows Stockton's progress in children's services

Friday, October 22, 2010

A full Ofsted report into the work of Stockton Council and its partners with vulnerable children has shown that positive outcomes are being achieved for Looked After Children and clear progress is being made in services for Safeguarding Children.


Boot camp your way to fitness

Thursday, October 21, 2010

IF you want to get in shape in time for Christmas then sign up for Stockton Council's boot camp classes.


Flying high thanks to new early years suite

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

THORNABY under fives, their parents and carers have something to shout about thanks to a new early years suite at High Flyers Children's Centre.


Half term fun in Stockton

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

THERE'S a week full of activities and events going on at Stockton Council's Preston Hall Museum & Park to entertain youngsters over the autumn half term.


Stockton Council takes action over Billingham House

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

STOCKTON Council has used its legal powers to take action against the owners of Billingham House and to take steps to demolish the eyesore.


Stockton Council responds to Government spending review

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

STOCKTON Council's Leader, Councillor Ken Lupton: "While it will be some time before we understand the full details of what's been announced in the Chancellor's statement, it's clear that these reductions are of a scale and pace that are unprecedented for local government.


Art around the world - right here in Stockton

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

African drumming, origami, Bollywood dancing and henna hand painting are all on offer as part of Stockton's celebrations to mark Black History Month.


Alcohol awareness week highlights help on offer in Stockton

Friday, October 15, 2010

TO mark national alcohol awareness week Stockton Council is launching a new support service for adults whose lives are affected by the harmful effects of alcohol.


Democracy in Stockton showcased to Europe

Friday, October 15, 2010

HEADTEACHERS from schools across Europe are gathering in Stockton next week to find out more Stockton's democratic system.


Teens learn how to be heard

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A GROUP of teenagers from Stockton Borough have been learning how they can influence life in their local community.


Businesses go back to class

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

STOCKTON Council is taking part in the first ever national Visit Our Schools and Colleges Week which aims to encourage links between education and employers.


Have your say!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

STUDENTS living across Stockton Borough are being encouraged to get involved in local politics.


Selling watered down drinks at Billingham bar costs company over £4000

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A PUB operator was today (12 October) sentenced at Teesside Magistrates Court for selling watered-down spirits at a Billingham bar.


Stockton needs you!

Monday, October 11, 2010

PEOPLE across Stockton are being urged to consider doing their bit to help their community.


New powers for council enforcement teams

Monday, October 11, 2010

STOCKTON Council's Neighbourhood Enforcement Officers have become the first in the North East - and possibly in the North of England - to gain a range of new powers to help them deal with road vehicles and traffic.


Council takes stock of future schools investment

Friday, October 08, 2010

A NEW approach to meeting Stockton Council's commitment of providing excellent education for all will be discussed next week.


Road closure will complete bus lane two weeks early

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

ENGINEERS will complete the final section of a new bus lane in Thornaby this weekend ahead of schedule, as part of the £60 million Tees Valley Bus Network improvements.


Sportsability comes to Thornaby

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

STOCKTON Council is hosting a new club to offer young people with disabilities the chance to try out a range of sports.


Stockton a front-runner for new business, survey shows

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Stockton-on-Tees is one of the country's three fastest-growing places for new business start-ups, a new study by the Royal Mail says.


Review launched to secure future of Tees Valley museums

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

A review of museums across the Tees Valley has been launched to ensure the service is best placed to deal with a changing economic climate.


Take care when you take out

Friday, October 01, 2010

STOCKTON Council's Trading Standards are urging takeaways across the Borough to use clear advertising and menu descriptions following a recent enforcement exercise during which 40 takeaway outlets were checked.


Stockton strikes gold in 'Champions League'

Friday, October 01, 2010

JUST champion - that's Stockton-on-Tees after striking gold in Europe's biggest environmental competition.


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