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News - December 2014

Tees Achieve - Breaking barriers to adult learning

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Have you ever wanted to improve your skills or fancied sharing your expertise with other learners? Do you wish you could return to learning or training in a comfortable and understanding atmosphere?


Growth in store for Stockton firm

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

A Stockton warehousing and logistics firm is making plans for growth after relocating to new premises within the Borough.


New Library Services Centre opens in Billingham

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The new £2.7million Library and Customer Service Centre in Billingham is due to open on Monday 5 January.


new footbridge opens at Thornaby station

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A new footbridge has opened at Thornaby Station.


Bustling Stockton - be a part of it

Monday, December 22, 2014

More than 7000 people visited Stockton Town Centre's Sparkles Market last month.


Stockton-on-Tees Pint drinkers often being short changed

Monday, December 22, 2014

Trading Standards officers from Stockton Council have been carrying out checks at pubs around the Borough to ensure customers are not short changed this Christmas.


Don't get bitten by loan sharks this Christmas

Monday, December 22, 2014

Stockton residents are being warned against turning to loan sharks over the festive period.


Stockton youngster says "Yes" to new opportunities

Friday, December 19, 2014

A young man from Stockton has grasped his chance to get involved with a new work experience opportunity over the Christmas period.


Stockton residents urged to take the plunge

Friday, December 19, 2014

Residents from across the Borough are being encouraged to come and give something different a go at the River Tees Watersports Centre by its new Sports Recruitment Activator, Linda Rolfe.


Castlegate brings festive cheer to elderly residents

Friday, December 19, 2014

Castlegate Shopping Centre brought festive cheer yesterday to local elderly residents at their second annual Community Christmas Event.


Thank you note with a difference for Stockton's Mayor

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Christmas wish of a secret Stockton craftsperson has been granted with a happy ending.


Make sure you banish food poisoning this Christmas

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Stockton Council and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) are serving up advice to help make sure people stay safe during this festive season.


landmark £10m facelift revealed

Monday, December 15, 2014

A massive £10m revamp of three landmark tower blocks in Billingham lit up the town when its completion was marked by Tristar Homes.


Reindeers brings the magic of Christmas to Stockton High Street

Monday, December 15, 2014

Santa and his entourage of reindeers landed in Stockton High Street to spread the joy of Christmas to the people of Stockton yesterday (Sunday 14 December).


have your say on future School Admission Policy

Monday, December 15, 2014

Parents are being given a chance to have their say on proposed admission arrangements for community, voluntary controlled primary and secondary schools across Stockton Borough.


Safety comes first in Stockton Town Centre this Christmas

Friday, December 12, 2014

Stockton Council is urging people to take care when crossing the road this festive season.


Mayor's Casino Night raises the stakes for charity

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Mayor of Stockton, Councillor Barbara Inman, hosted a night of fun and games raising funds for charity at the Grosvenor Casino on Friday 28 November.


Stockton schoolchildren quizzed on road safety

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Stockton Council’s annual Road Safety Quiz Final took place on Tuesday 9 December, where pupils from Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Primary School successfully defended their title.


Don't miss magic of Christmas as Reindeer Parade comes to Stockton

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Stockton Sparkles continues this weekend as Santa and his team of reindeers make their way through Stockton Town Centre spreading Christmas joy and wishes.


Kirklevington Primary strikes gold

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A Stockton Borough primary school has been nationally recognised for its efforts to promote sporting opportunities for its pupils and the local community.


Local residents and businesses asked for their views on a combined authority for Tees Valley

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Consultation begins today (December 10) on proposals by Tees Valley’s five local councils to establish a Combined Authority in a bid to boost economic growth and job creation.


Stockton celebrates winter window dressing

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

An independent gift and card shop has been awarded Stockton Town Centre’s ‘Best Dressed Christmas Window’.


Stockton gets lost in magial Sparkles Maze

Monday, December 08, 2014

Visitors were treated to a dose of winter wonder this past weekend as they explored the Christmas maze in Stockton.


Mayor's Carol Service sets the Christmas tone in Stockton

Monday, December 08, 2014

The Mayor of Stockton, Councillor Barbara Inman, spread Christmas cheer across Stockton when she hosted the annual Mayor’s Carol Service at Stockton Parish Church on Friday 5 December.


Festive changes to waste and recycling collections

Friday, December 05, 2014

Residents across Stockton Borough are being reminded of changes that will affect their waste and recycling collections over the Christmas and New Year period.


First anniversary of art prize is celebrated with new arts trail

Friday, December 05, 2014

An arts trail featuring work by North East based artists has been launched to celebrate the first anniversary of Refocus:The Castlegate mima Photography Prize. Refocus is a partnership between Castlegate Shopping Centre, Stockton Borough Council and mima and the project has been funded by Arts Council England.


Feeling festive on Small Business Saturday

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Businesses across Stockton Town Centre are getting into the festive spirit as part of a national campaign to get people supporting small businesses.


Reshaping Council assets will protect community services

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Plans to generate more value from Stockton Borough’s assets will protect services most valued by its residents and may also save Stockton Council nearly £200,000 each year.


Stockton Council tackles empty homes

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Help is at hand for owners of empty homes in Stockton Borough to bring their properties back into use.


World champion athlete Richard Kilty honoured at Civic reception

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

World Champion athlete Richard Kilty has been congratulated for his achievements before a civic reception with the Mayor of Stockton.


Stockton's past brought to life by heritage website

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

An insight into Stockton's past, with quirky stories of strange events and exceptional people, can now be found on a new Heritage website.


Your chance to nominate a Stockton Sports hero

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The search is on for the unsung sports heroes of Stockton Borough.


Pop in to art pop up in Stockton Borough

Monday, December 01, 2014

Talented learners from Stockton Council's adult learning service, Tees Achieve, have produced fantastic pieces of artwork soon to be on offer at a 'pop up' sale.


Construction of Thirteen Office at Northshore reaches milestone

Monday, December 01, 2014

Key partners have met on site to celebrate progress on a new head office for housing group Thirteen at Muse Developments' £100m Northshore regeneration scheme in Stockton on Tees.


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