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News - May 2012

Victorian garden comes back to life

Thursday, May 31, 2012

The final touches are being made to bring a derelict walled garden and old orchard back to its Victorian splendour, ready for a new generation of visitors.

Contractor named for next stage of transformation

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Stockton Council has chosen a contractor to carry out the next stage of its £20 million transformation of Stockton town centre, including returning car parking to the High Street.

Beacons will light up Stockton Borough

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

As part of the celebrations to mark Her Majesty the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, a series of beacons will be lit across the Borough.

Infinite voices flood Stockton's Riverside

Monday, May 28, 2012

The largest mass community choir Stockton has ever seen delighted an audience of thousands on Stockton’s riverside on Saturday (26 May).

Stockton's Town Team celebrates "exceptional win"

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Ambitious plans for Stockton Town Centre have been boosted with news that the Town Team plans have won one of the hotly contested places as a Portas Pilot.

A step closer to Infinity 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

There are only days to go until Stockton’s popular Infinity Festival returns to the Borough with an action-packed programme of rowing followed by a soaring evening rendition from a mass community choir - the largest Stockton has ever seen.

Just champion! Olympian backs the Stockton Cycling Festival

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Stockton-on-Tees is gearing up for an action-packed summer of cycling.

Memories of Victoria brought to life

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A decade of memories captured in photographs and film goes on display this week as Stockton residents celebrate life in the Victoria Estate over the last 10 years.

Operator of 'filthy' takeaway pays the penalty for hygiene offences

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Selling undercooked food from unhygienic premises has cost a Stockton takeaway operator more than £2,000 following an appearance at Teesside Magistrates Court today.

Whatever we can do, we will says Council

Monday, May 21, 2012

Stockton Council will do whatever it can to help businesses affected by Saturday's fire at Durham Lane, Eaglescliffe, get back on their feet.

£1 million digital centre for Stockton town centre

Thursday, May 17, 2012

A £1 million centre for new digital businesses is being developed in the heart of Stockton town centre, creating 33 high tech jobs and playing an important part of Stockton Council’s ambitious £20 million vision for the town.

Councils agree deal on historic Town Hall

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Thornaby Town Hall could have a new owner if a meeting of Stockton Council's Cabinet approves a report recommending its sale to Thornaby Town Council.

Four children need fostering every week in Stockton

Monday, May 14, 2012

An average of four children every week come into the care of Stockton Council, creating a need for more foster carers in the area.

Seeds of new business start in Bishopsgarth

Monday, May 14, 2012

Green-fingered youngsters from Stockton have created an allotment to kick start their own gardening enterprise.

River Tees lights the way for Town Centre regeneration

Monday, May 14, 2012

A dramatic lighting scheme alongside the River Tees is the latest addition to Stockton Town Centre as it undergoes its £20 million regeneration.

Court ruling could see Billingham House demolition resume within weeks

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Billingham House is set to go - that is the message from Stockton Council after the Court of Appeal dismissed a legal challenge which has delayed its plans to demolish the derelict former ICI headquarters.

Angela's story of success

Thursday, May 10, 2012

An adult learner from Stockton has scooped a prestigious regional award for her dogged pursuit to improve her education despite significant personal barriers.

Stockton Council launches an innovative recycling solution for low energy light bulbs

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Today, Councillor David Rose, Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for the Environment, officially launched a new recycling scheme providing low energy light bulb recycling facilities to the people of Stockton.

Stockton Borough businesses inspire!

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Businesses across Stockton Borough are leading the way when it comes to inspiring young people to become successful entrepreneurs.

Stockton Riverside College students pitch ideas for youth service rebrand

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Students from Stockton Riverside College have competed against each other in a bid to win a marketing initiative to re-brand Stockton Council’s Integrated Youth Support Services.

Putt the date in your diary - the Golf Challenge is back on

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

The 2012 Stockton Golf Challenge will now take place on Friday, 25 May, after it was postponed due to the weather last month.

It's Just Not Cricket – It's a Great Book Talk

Friday, May 04, 2012

Award winning sports and travel writer Harry Pearson will be stopping off at Stockton Central Library for a special talk and book signing event.

Builders counting the cost of sub standard work

Friday, May 04, 2012

Two Billingham builders have today been sentenced at Teesside Crown Court after pleading guilty to a total of eight offences under the Unfair Trading Regulations Act 2008 at Teesside Crown Court.

Tees Valley's musical future secured

Friday, May 04, 2012

The Tees Valley will receive more than £3 million over the next three years to ensure all young people have the opportunity to participate in musical activities in school and college settings.

Stockton goes wild about flowers

Thursday, May 03, 2012

A wildflower bed will be created to mark the official launch of Stockton's Britain in Bloom 2012 campaign.

Lauren shortlisted for teacher of the year

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Lauren Dalgarno, an English teacher at Conyers School in Yarm, is top of the class having been shortlisted for a national award.

Celebrate the River Tees - Enjoy Infinity 2012

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Stockton's iconic Infinity Bridge will once again take centre stage as the popular Infinity Festival returns to the Borough in May.

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