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News - October 2014

Get fit with winter warmer runs across Stockton

Friday, October 31, 2014

People across Stockton Borough are being encouraged get fit this winter through a series of picturesque outdoor runs.


Stockton's Onesie party acts take the stage

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Countdown to Stockton's Onesie Party is on and there's a whole host of entertainment to kick off the evening!


Stockton backs charter to tackle loan sharks

Friday, October 31, 2014

Stockton Council is pledging a zero tolerance attitude to illegal money lending by signing up to an anti-loan shark charter.


Road closures for Fireworks

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The annual Stockton Fireworks Display will take place on Wednesday 5 November 2014. As a result the following road closures and restrictions will be in operation in Stockton Town Centre:


With only days left to go until Halloween get ready for Stockton's Spooky Walk

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Scary goings-on will be happening in Stockton Borough on Friday 31 October to celebrate Halloween – and there’s still time to book a place.


Stockton's mayor promises secret embroiderer a special Christmas!

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Mayor of Stockton is promising to make the Christmas wish of a secret Stockton embroiderer come true.


Newport bridge to reopen next week

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The A1032 across Newport Bridge is due to reopen to vehicles on Wednesday (October 29).


Stockton Town Centre bucks the National trend

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Stockton is bucking the trend when it comes to the number of shops in its Town Centre.


Stockton's annual firework display sets to light up the Riverside in a spectacular fashion

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Residents and visitors to Stockton Borough are encouraged to get ready for a rock spectacular at this year’s annual firework display on bonfire night, Wednesday 5 November.


Council issues firework warning

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Stockton Council is warning about the dangers of buying fireworks from unlicensed sellers after receiving a number of reports of fireworks being sold via Facebook from private houses.


Celebrate Diwali at Stockton's Festival of Light and Colour

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Stockton's own Diwali inspired event is making a return to the Borough on 29 October.


Get spooky in Stockton Borough with annual Halloween walk

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Scary goings-on will be happening in Stockton Borough on Friday 31 October to celebrate Halloween.


Life changer

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Finding out she had a life-changing health condition turned out to be just what the doctor ordered for Bishop Auckland baker Mandy Savage.


Stay warm and well this Winter with Stockton Council

Monday, October 20, 2014

Stockton Council’s Warm Homes Healthy people scheme is set to continue for another year, offering vulnerable residents help to stay warm and well this winter.


Billingham counterfeit trader reeled in

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Billingham man who used his job as a fishing tackle rep to sell counterfeit DVDs and music discs was sentenced at Teesside Crown Court on Thursday 16 October 2014.


Find out about final stages of Stockton Town Centre works

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The physical regeneration of Stockton Town Centre will be complete by spring 2015 so residents and businesses are being encouraged to learn more about the final stages.


Stockton's older people transported back in time with hippy, hippy shake tea dance

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Older residents from across Stockton Borough came together recently to enjoy a 1950s tea dance at Preston Park Museum and Grounds.


Students discover Stockton

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Young people studying at Durham University Queen’s Campus on Stockton Riverside have been discovering all that Stockton has to offer.


Revised repainting and repair programme for Newport Bridge

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Stockton Council is revising its programme for repainting and repairing Newport Bridge so the A1032 which runs across it can reopen as soon as possible.


Stockton Celebrates Black History Month

Monday, October 13, 2014

A series of exciting events are being held in Stockton in celebration of Black History Month.


Join Pudsey Bear for Stockton's Onesie Party

Monday, October 13, 2014

Residents across Stockton are being invited to grab their onesies and join Pudsey Bear on Stockton High Street in aid of BBC Children In Need.


Councillors recommend cabinet and scrutiny changes to make savings

Friday, October 10, 2014

Stockton Council could generate more than £40,000 of savings by restructuring its Cabinet and scrutiny arrangements.


Bringing Stockton's heritage to life

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Another three buildings in Stockton Town Centre are being brought back into use, thanks to Stockton's 'Grants for Heritage Buildings'.


Preston Park welcomes Royal Visitor

Thursday, October 09, 2014

His Royal Highness, The Duke of Kent, officially opened the restored kitchen garden at Preston Park Museum and Grounds yesterday (October 8).


Young Tees Valley voices star in charity single

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Young singers from across the Tees Valley are starring alongside more than 25 celebrities in this year's Children in Need single.


Do you want to become a local councillor?

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Stockton Council is urging people interested in finding out about becoming a local councillor to come to a special free event this weekend.


Make a difference during Local Democracy Week

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

People of all ages across Stockton Borough are being encouraged to make a difference to their communities as part of European Local Democracy Week (ELDW).


Best ever Chic Vintique returns to Stockton Town Centre

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Lovers of all things retro should head to the Chic Vintique Fair as it returns to Stockton’s Parish Gardens with a marquee of treasures ready for Christmas shopping.


Layfield Primary School harvest collection

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Pupils from Layfield Primary School in Yarm have been doing their bit to help people in the community.


Find out more about eye health and visual impairment

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Stockton Council is raising awareness about eye health and visual impairment on World Sight Day.


Libraries celebrate their new locations with official openings

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Three Stockton Council libraries which recently moved into nearby children’s centres officially opened last week.


Get online and get ahead!

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Stockton Council will be holding free ICT workshops next Tuesday as part of Get Online Week 2014.


Preston Park to welcome royal visitor

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

His Royal Highness, The Duke of Kent, will visit Stockton to officially open the restored kitchen garden at Preston Park Museum and Grounds tomorrow (October 8).


Stockton gets physical to support World Mental Health Day

Friday, October 03, 2014

Stockton Council is 'getting physical' in a bid to support World Mental Health Day which takes place on 10 October.


Stockton Central Library under way

Friday, October 03, 2014

Stockton Central Library will be closed on Saturday afternoons until 1 November to allow essential repair works to take place.


Seasonal changes to green waste collections

Friday, October 03, 2014

Residents across Stockton Borough are reminded the Council's kerbside green waste collections are due to end until next spring.


Bring home the harvest at Preston Park Museum and Grounds

Friday, October 03, 2014

Preston Park Museum and Grounds is hosting its third annual Harvest Home Festival this Saturday (4 October).


Yarm Library set to benefit from additional investment

Friday, October 03, 2014

A proposal to invest an additional £150,000 in improvements to Yarm Library will be considered by councillors next week.


More improvements at Preston Park

Friday, October 03, 2014

Councillors will be asked to approve the investment of £800,000 to improve car parking at Stockton's most popular visitor attraction when they meet next week.


Major investment for Ingleby Barwick

Friday, October 03, 2014

Councillors are set to consider the development of plans for a multi-million pound swimming pool, library and customer service centre in Ingleby Barwick.


last chance to switch and save

Friday, October 03, 2014

There is just over a week for Stockton Borough residents, small businesses and community groups to join a special collective energy switching scheme which could significantly reduce energy bills.


Parking is free after 3pm in Stockton Town Centre

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Stockton Council is making it easier for shoppers to save money in the run up to Christmas by offering free parking in Stockton Town Centre.


Strong links are key to school improvement drive!

Thursday, October 02, 2014

An alliance of Stockton schools has received a boost to its work to raise standards after one of its members was handed a key role in training the teachers of tomorrow.


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