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News - August 2014

Former Billingham House site bought by local company

Friday, August 29, 2014

The site of the former ICI headquarters in Billingham is a step closer to being brought back into use.

Work starts on new long stay car park for Yarm

Friday, August 29, 2014

Work is now under way on a long stay car park for Yarm.

Plans go on show for Yarm Library refurbishment

Friday, August 29, 2014

Design proposals for a new look Yarm Library will go on display as part of Stockton Council’s ongoing programme of library improvements.

Stockton is a North-East growth hotspot

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Stockton had one of the fastest growing economies in the North East over the last year, new figures from RBS have revealed.

Benefits Street - Stockton Council statement

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Leader of Stockton Council, Councillor Bob Cook, said: 'I am deeply disappointed to learn that the programme makers have chosen Stockton despite the local residents' associations, residents, MP and Council all making it clear that they aren't welcome. They have ignored us in pursuit of their own needs and I am extremely concerned about the way in which the fantastic people who live and work in Stockton Borough will be portrayed by this programme. The vast majority of people know that the programme plays to negative stereotypes and I'm certain it won't reflect the amazing sense of community we have here in Stockton.

Stockton's GCSE results hold firm amid exam changes

Friday, August 22, 2014

Stockton’S GCSE results have held firm in the face of a series of national changes to exam processes.

Newport Bridge deep-clean reveals need for significant repairs

Friday, August 22, 2014

The A1032 across Newport Bridge will be closed to vehicles until 6 October to allow major repair works to take place.

Council starts next phase of Teesdale improvements

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Work to install new lighting and paving is under way in the Teesdale area of Stockton Borough.

Enjoy the Bank Holiday at Stockton's Summer Show

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Stockton's Summer Show will return to Preston Park Museum and Grounds this weekend, Sunday 24 and Monday 25 August.

Stockton flying high as a place to live!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Stockton is the sixth best place to live in England and Wales, according to research published by the Telegraph today.

have a sizzling and safe barbeque

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Stockton Council and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) are serving up advice to help make last minute summer barbeques a safe success.

Learn a traditional skill at Preston Park

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Budding craftspeople can learn a traditional skill at Preston Park Museum and Grounds this autumn as the popular visitor attraction hosts a series of ParkMade traditional taster days.

Families urged to take up the Change4Life challenge

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Families are being urged to get in shape this summer with the help of a little Disney magic.

last chance to join Stockton Rat Race

Monday, August 18, 2014

This week is the last chance for contestants to enter the Stockton River Rat Race.

Stockton Council shortlisted again for host of public service awards

Friday, August 15, 2014

Stockton Council has been shortlisted for the fifth year in a row for the prestigious Council of the Year Award in the Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE) awards.

Rat Race countdown is on!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Stockton's Riverside will take centre stage for a 10k adventure race with a difference next weekend.

45,240 fine for unauthorised building work on listed Stockton building

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The owners and site manager of a Grade II listed property in Stockton have been fined a total of £5,240 after admitting carrying out building works without listed building consent.

Teesside's 'Parmo Hunters' seeking the world's best parmo

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Teesside's '‘Parmo Hunters’ will be judging the next World Parmo Competition when it returns to Stockton’s Summer Show on Sunday 24 August.

Countdown to Stockton's Summer Show

Monday, August 11, 2014

Stockton's Summer Show will return to Preston Park Museum and Grounds next weekend.

Teddy Bears Picnic returns to Preston Park

Monday, August 11, 2014

Preston Park Museum and Grounds is hosting its annual Teddy Bears Picnic this weekend.

Tees Valley prepares to celebrate the 50th Billingham International Folklore Festival of World Dance

Friday, August 08, 2014

One of the North-East’s longest standing festivals celebrates its 50th anniversary this weekend as hundreds of world class performers descend upon Tees Valley.

Read your way around a mythical maze this summer

Friday, August 08, 2014

Stockton libraries are once again working with The Reading Agency to launch the Summer Reading Challenge for young people this year with a magical theme of ‘Mythical Maze’.

Mayor swings into action for charity

Friday, August 08, 2014

A massive £9,000 has been raised at the Mayor’s annual Charity Golf Day.

Stockton is evolving

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Stockton Town Centre is changing.

A vote of confidence in Stockton as national coffee chain opens new store

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The Mayor of Stockton tried her hand at being a barista recently when she officially opened a new Costa Coffee café in the Town Centre.

Community tribute concludes 1,245 project

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Stockton's 1,245 Sunflowers commemorative project came to a close last night with a reflective, community led tribute of music, light and song.

1,245 Sunflowers tribute begins

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The poignant closing tribute of Stockton’s 1,245 Sunflowers project got under way last night (Monday 4 August), drawing communities into the town’s Parish Gardens to commemorate the start of World War One.

Makers' Market returns to Stockton

Monday, August 04, 2014

A popular specialist market selling a wide range of handmade products will be back in Stockton’s Parish Gardens this Saturday, 9 August.

plans for Stockton estate progress

Monday, August 04, 2014

The demolition of the first homes on Stockton Town Centre’s Victoria Estate is under way marking a major step forward in the area’s regeneration.

Golden commemorations for Stockton's 1,245

Monday, August 04, 2014

A vigil lasting 1,245 minutes will get under way tonight to remember those who lost their lives in The Great War and all conflicts since.

SIRF 14 culminates in spectacular finale

Monday, August 04, 2014

Riotous music, dazzling costumes, giant puppets and spectacular pyrotechnics brought this year’s Stockton International Riverside Festival to a dramatic close.

Reminder: Newport Bridge is open to cyclists and pedestrians

Friday, August 01, 2014

Stockton Council has issued a reminder that Newport Bridge remains open to cyclists and pedestrians throughout its repainting.

SIRF gets off to a flyer

Friday, August 01, 2014

The 27th Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF) got off to a flier in every sense last night with opening show Safe House providing a spectacular curtain-raiser to four days of street theatre, music and dance.

Water feature at heart of new look Stockton

Friday, August 01, 2014

A stylish water feature will be at the heart of Stockton’s newly transformed town centre.

Fines for taxi driver pair caught plying for hire

Friday, August 01, 2014

Two Stockton-licensed taxi drivers have been ordered to pay a total of £1,654 after being caught operating illegally.

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