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News - November 2014

land swap proposal could pave way for new community centre

Friday, November 28, 2014

Councillors will consider a land deal aimed at creating a site for a new community centre in Ingleby Barwick when they meet next week.


Psst... heard about the Positively Stockton-on-Tees campaign?

Friday, November 28, 2014

Television producers' decision to film the next series of Channel 4's Benefits Street in Stockton is set to give rise to something altogether more positive.


Singing Christmas tree brings sparkle to Stockton

Friday, November 28, 2014

This year's Stockton Sparkles Festival was launched in spectacular fashion last night with a mesmerising performance from a 'singing Christmas tree'.


Finishing touches make Stockton sparkle

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Final preparations are being made ahead of the spectacular launch of this year’s Stockton Sparkles Christmas Festival.


Sporting stars return to Billingham for BBC North East Awards

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Sporting heroes from across the North East will descend on the Forum Theatre in Billingham for the BBC North East Sports Awards today (26 November 2014).


Extra sparkle for Stockton's shoppers as Christmas market comes to town

Monday, November 24, 2014

Stockton Sparkles Christmas Market will be transforming the heart of Stockton Town Centre this week.


Global Entrepreneurship Week returns to Stockton Borough

Friday, November 21, 2014

Mini entrepreneurs across Stockton Borough tried their hand at setting up in business this week.


High Stree Minister discovers transformed Stockton

Friday, November 21, 2014

High Street Minister, Penny Mordaunt MP, discovered the newly rejuvenated Stockton Town Centre this week.


Minister visits Tees Valley to sign growth deal agreement

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Local Growth Minister, Penny Mordaunt, MP, has visited Tees Valley Unlimited to sign a 'Growth Deal' that will trigger £90 million worth of investment in the area to help revitalise the local economy.


Stockton Sparkles Launch night

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Stockton's annual Christmas lights switch on will launch a packed programme of winter events which will see the Town Centre sparkle more brightly than ever.


GB athlete Chris Tomlinson joins 5k race

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Olympic long jumper Chris Tomlinson will be putting his running shoes on to join nearly 300 runners for a picturesque woodland race in Stockton Borough this weekend.


Cash for kids raised at Stockton's Onesie Party

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Generous donations and pledges at Stockton’s Onesie Party helped raise more than £17,000 for BBC Children in Need on Friday.


Residents can learn more during Alcohol Awareness Week

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

To mark national Alcohol Awareness Week Stockton Council is hosting information stands in supermarkets and libraries across the Borough.


High Street set to sparkle as countdown to Christmas begins

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The countdown to Christmas in Stockton has begun.


Enterprising youngsters get down to business

Friday, November 14, 2014

Young entrepreneurs from Stockton are turning their hands to business this Global Entrepreneurship Week.


New domestic abuse support centre opens its doors in Stockton

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A new facility dedicated to supporting those living with domestic abuse has opened in Stockton.


New statutory Combined Authority proposed for Tees Valley, with backing from business

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tees Valley’s five local councils are set to consult on plans to join forces in a bid to boost economic growth and job creation.


Getting on their bikes to raise money for Children in Need

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Young people working with Stockton Council's Youth Direction have been jumping on their bikes to raise money for BBC Children In Need.


Next chapter on Billingham libraries begins

Monday, November 10, 2014

Rosberry Library is due to close this week as plans to bring library services in Billingham together gather pace.


Residents invited to celebrate Norton Library reopening

Monday, November 10, 2014

A family fun day and visit from local crime author are just two of the exciting events planned to celebrate the reopening of Norton Library.http://events.stockton.gov.uk/


Do you have a view? Join Stockton's residents' panel

Monday, November 10, 2014

Residents across the Borough are being invited to join Stockton Council’s voluntary residents’ consultation panel to have their say on services and issues that affect local communities.


Stockton's fallen servicemen and women remembered

Monday, November 10, 2014

Services of Remembrance were held across Stockton Borough yesterday, Sunday, 9 November, to remember all those who gave their lives in both World Wars and more recent conflicts.


New larger premises for Stockton's fledging independents

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The Mayor of Stockton has officially opened a new, larger Enterprise Arcade on Stockton High Street.


Crowds flock to Stockton's Riverside for firework spectacular

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Thousands of residents and visitors were delighted by Stockton Council’s annual spectacular fireworks display which took place last night in the Town Centre.


Shop's permission to sell alcohol revoked

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

A Stockton store has had its permission to sell alcohol withdrawn after becoming a focal point for anti-social behaviour.


Stockton residents advised to 'look before they book' for Christmas

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Stockton Borough residents getting organised for the festive period are being reminded to look before they book’ to check out the hygiene ratings of their favourite restaurants.


Pupils aim to be 'bright sparks' as the clocks go back

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Primary school pupils across the Borough are being encouraged to 'ditch' their uniform for a day and dress as brightly as possible to coincide with the clocks going back an hour.


Give cold callers the cold shoulder!

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Stockton Council is giving away free “no doorstep callers” stickers as part of National Consumer Week (NCW).


Stockton pledges to tackle loan sharks

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Stockton Council showed its commitment to tackling illegal money lending by signing the local Stop Loan Sharks Charter (Monday 3 November).


New Billingham Library designs go on display

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Exciting designs for the new £2 . 7 million Library and Customer Service Centre in Billingham will go on display this week.


Remembrance Sunday Services across Stockton Borough

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Services of Remembrance will be held across Stockton Borough on Sunday, 9 November to remember all those who gave their lives in both World Wars and more recent conflicts.


Bestselling author Peter J Murray comes to Stockton

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Aspiring authors are in for a treat this week as bestselling author Peter J Murray heads to Stockton to share his writing and publishing tips.


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