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News - July 2017

SIRF17 preview performances take to the streets

Monday, July 31, 2017

Stockton International Riverside Festival took to the road with an array of intriguing, amusing teaser performances on Saturday (29 July) – giving a taste of what festival-goers can expect at SIRF17.


Bookworms support the Mayor's charities at book launch

Monday, July 31, 2017

Avid readers in Stockton-on-Tees showed their support for the Mayor’s charities at the launch of a thrilling new book last week.


SIRF after dark

Friday, July 28, 2017

Nighttime spectaculars are set to take centre stage at this year’s Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF).


Fun-filled summer activities in Stockton Borough

Friday, July 28, 2017

Libraries across Stockton Borough are hosting a summer of fun, free activities for children and families during the school holidays.


It really is ‘access all areas’ at this year’s SIRF

Friday, July 28, 2017

A range of services for people with disabilities will be on offer at this year’s Stockton International Riverside Festival.


SIRF's 30th birthday carnival t-shirt is unveiled

Thursday, July 27, 2017

SIRF17’s 30th Birthday Community Carnival t-shirt has been revealed.


Countdown to SIRF17 is on!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

The countdown to Stockton International Riverside Festival’s 30th birthday festivities has begun with just a week to go to launch night.


Family festival brings heritage skills to life

Thursday, July 27, 2017

This Sunday (30 July), Preston Park Museum will host a fun, family festival celebrating heritage skills and crafts from around Tees Valley and the surrounding area.


Castlegate shopping centre unveils new commission

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The installation of a new landmark artwork in Stockton-on-Tees, by acclaimed artist Aikaterini Gegisian, is built on Tees Valley inspiration.


Your chance to be part of SIRF's Carnival Jamboree!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

All the fun of the fair is on offer to residents and visitors in a series of special workshops taking place as part of this year’s Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF).


Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council responds to potential sale of HMS Endeavour and the Teesside Princess

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is today (25 July) responding to the news that the private owners of HMS Endeavour and the Teesside Princess plan to auction the boats later this summer.


Record Fair strikes a chord with Stockton Stages crowds

Monday, July 24, 2017

The crowds at this weekend’s first ever Stockton Stages festival took particular delight in discovering a new Record Fair on the High Street.


Billingham North ward by-election result

Friday, July 21, 2017

Paul Weston (Labour Party candidate) has been elected to represent Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Billingham North ward.


Start Up Programme on offer to Borough's budding entrepreneurs

Friday, July 21, 2017

Aged 16 to 25? Got a brilliant idea that you’d like get off the ground or just want to learn more about starting a business? The Stockton Start Up Programme is here to help.


From a Record Fair to silent discos, what you can expect at tomorrow's free ‘Stockton Stages’ festival

Friday, July 21, 2017

A Record Fair, family comedy stage, live music, and silent discos are among the highlights as a host of free entertainment heads to Stockton town centre tomorrow.


New Domestic Abuse Strategy launched

Friday, July 21, 2017

More than £100,000 in additional funding to support domestic violence and abuse services has been announced by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council at its launch of the new multi-agency Domestic Abuse Strategy.


Rehearsals are under way for SIRF's 30th finale

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Volunteers from across the Tees Valley are preparing to take part in Stockton International Riverside Festival’s 30th birthday finale.


Volunteer correspondents to make their mark on SIRF

Thursday, July 20, 2017

An exciting new addition to this year’s Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF) will see a group of 16-20 year olds going behind the scenes as special correspondents to report on all of the action.


Discretionary council tax discount for care leavers

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

THE COUNCIL’S Cabinet has considered proposed changes that would see care leavers benefit from discretionary discounts and exemptions from council tax payments.


Creative costumes fashioned at SIRF carnival workshop

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Children from The Glebe Primary School in Norton have been hard at work creating vibrant and colourful costumes for the upcoming Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF) Community Carnival.


Review of fire safety of high rise residential buildings across Stockton-on-Tees is complete

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

A review of the fire safety of high rise buildings across Stockton-on-Tees is complete.


The Stockton ‘pub opera’ where you can BUY the set!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Have you ever been to see a show at the theatre and spent most of the time admiring the sets?


Bumper birthday programme for SIRF's 30th

Monday, July 17, 2017

Stockton International Riverside Festival’s celebratory 30th birthday programme is out.


Internet trader pays the price for counterfeit goods

Monday, July 17, 2017

An internet trader who sold fake designer goods was sentenced at Teesside Magistrates court today (17 July).


Yarm wharf improvement works underway

Friday, July 14, 2017

Plans to improve access to the River Tees at Yarm are moving forward.


Council in contention for eight of the best

Thursday, July 13, 2017

STOCKTON-on-Tees Borough Council is in the mix for eight prestigious public service awards.


Preparations for Stockton's Hampton by Hilton Hotel get under way

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Square car park in Stockton Town Centre will close on Tuesday 18 July as part of preparations for work starting on the new Hampton by Hilton Hotel.


£4.5m National Lottery cash confirmed for expanded Globe project set to bring stars back to Stockton-on-Tees

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Ambitious and much expanded plans to transform the Globe in Stockton Town Centre into a live music and comedy venue are being revealed.


Fostering and adoption transforms lives

Monday, July 10, 2017

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is calling for people who could provide a child with time, commitment and a loving home to consider fostering or adoption.


Stockton children invited to join the free Summer Reading Challenge

Friday, July 07, 2017

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Libraries Service is calling for children aged between four and 11 to join the Animal Agents and take on the Summer Reading Challenge 2017.


Get on your bike at Family Festival Day

Thursday, July 06, 2017

With only days left before Stockton Cycling Festival returns to the Town Centre, families are being encouraged to dust off their bikes ready for the popular RideStockton event.


All things vintage to take centre stage at Chic Vintique market

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Lovers of all things vintage are sure to be delighted by a trip to Stockton this coming Saturday (8 July) when the popular Chic Vintique market makes a return.


Energy saving champions preparing for launch!

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

A team of energy champions is being set up to support Stockton-on-Tees’ most vulnerable residents.


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