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News - February 2011

Commuters can read on the rails

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Early morning rail passengers at Thornaby Station will be given the chance to read more than their daily paper as Stockton Council helps celebrate World Book Day.

Stockton's Cabinet recommends budget to save £14.5million

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Stockton Council's Cabinet has recommended a budget to cover a funding shortfall of almost £14.5 million in the coming year, rising to £26 million over the next four years, in the light of Government funding cuts.

Row, row, row your boat

Friday, February 18, 2011

If you fancy taking on a new challenge and trying out a new sport then Stockton Council has just the event for you.

Globe news goes global

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The announcement of the restoration of Stockton's famous Globe Theatre has brought messages of support and interest from as far afield as Canada.

Mayors see the stars

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Mayors from across the North East and North Yorkshire saw stars when they visited a Stockton attraction this week.

Calling all young Stockton sports stars

Monday, February 14, 2011

Young people across Stockton Borough are on their marks and getting set for the 2011 Youth Games.

Bungee thrills draw thousands to Teesside's Transporter Bridge

Monday, February 14, 2011

Teesside's iconic Transporter Bridge is attracting record numbers of thrill-seekers looking to take on the UK's only bridge bungee challenge.

Enterprise Arcade is open for business

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Stockton Enterprise Arcade is opening its doors helping five start-up businesses to start trading. The former Burton's store at 147 Stockton High Street has been transformed into a hub of activity to create a great retail opportunity for the five new ventures.

Food glorious food!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Children across Stockton Borough are giving their parents a helping hand when it comes to healthy meal ideas. They've voted for their favourite school meals and Stockton Council's Catering Service has published them in a recipe booklet which families can use at home.

From Apprentice to Manager

Thursday, February 10, 2011

An extra pair of hands, the chance to train staff to suit your business needs and new skills - they're just some of the benefits apprentices are bringing to employers across Stockton Borough.

New chapter for Stockton Library begins

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Stockton Council's Central Library is about to turn over a new leaf as work starts on a £1.9m redevelopment. The existing building is under going a transformation which will include investment in new self-service technology, an enhanced reference and study facility, a local family library suite, improved ICT facilities, a new conference room and a new cafe.

Reading buddies help support joy of books

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Stockton Council's Library Service is launching a brand new scheme to help blind and visually impaired people to enjoy books.

Residents warned of council tax scam

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Stockton Council is urging residents across the Borough to be aware of bogus phone calls claiming to be offering Council Tax refunds.

Nursery nurtures apprentice

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

A Thornaby teenager is helping children at a Yarm nursery flourish.

Bags of fun for half term

Monday, February 07, 2011

Libraries across Stockton Borough will be hosting a whole week of fun activities for young people during the half term holidays.

It's getting nearer - Billingham Forum re-opening after multi million refurbishment

Monday, February 07, 2011

The iconic Billingham Forum is nearing re-opening to the public after its multi million pound refurbishment.

Thinking for the future

Monday, February 07, 2011

Businesses across Stockton Borough are being encouraged to look for new ways to address skills gaps and boost their businesses - both now and in the future.

Mini Paralympics come to Stockton

Friday, February 04, 2011

STOCKTON Council is holding a day of free sporting taster sessions for adults with disabilities.

Council continues with Billingham House demolition

Friday, February 04, 2011

STOCKTON Council is pressing on with its plans to pull down Billingham House and to bring to an end a lengthy saga which has left the derelict building standing empty for six years.

Play a vital role in your community

Friday, February 04, 2011

Play a vital role in your community

'Iconic' Stockton theatre is set for revival

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Live music is on its way back to one of the North East's most iconic venues Stockton's historic Globe Theatre.

Party 'til midnight at Norton Library for World Book Night

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

The first ever World Book Night takes place on Saturday, 5 March and you can be part of it thanks to Stockton Council's Library Service.

Be inspired and help make your mark on Tees Heritage Park

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Ambitious plans for the new Tees Heritage Park are starting to take shape and the people of Stockton Borough are invited to make their mark on the Park