Day: June 5, 2017

Views Sought on Marton Avenue Development Site

THE public’s views are being sought over the proposed development of a key Middlesbrough housing site. Guidance has been drawn up for a 2.9-hectare plot to the north of Marton Avenue, off Ladgate Lane, with potential for the development of around 72 high quality three- and four-bedroom detached and semi-detached homes. The guidelines for developers cover layout principles, housing types, design, access and quality of development. The site – currently in Council ownership – forms part of the Prissick area which also contains the new Middlesbrough Sports Village. Views on the guidance are now being sought over the next...

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Silver Medals for Team LB!

Longbenton youngsters enjoyed a silver lining as they won second place in the Durham/Northumberland Wing Air Cadets Athletics Championships!   The youngsters, aged 12 – 19, competed across five age categories, with their Under 15 Boys, Under 17 Men and Junior Men teams winning bronze, silver and gold respectively. Overall, Team LB won silver after an exhausting exhibition on the field and track at Monkton Stadium, Jarrow.   Cadet Jess Dawson, 15, said: “It was really good to take part in the competition. We always aim to do our best in everything that we do and to have fun...

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Residents invited to drop-in with their housing queries

A local landlord’s weekly housing surgeries will answer tenant queries. East Durham Homes hosts regular two-hour drop-ins at Durham County Council’s Customer Access Point in St Johns Square, Seaham. Customers can call in on Wednesdays between 2pm and 5pm to talk to an East Durham Homes officer about their rent, repairs, antisocial behaviour concerns, and find out about other support services. Gary Lormor, Customer Services Manager, said: “These informal sessions are a great way for people to talk to one of our advisers face to face if they are in the Seaham area.” For more information call East Durham...

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Annual SAFE week looks to raise awareness

A campaign to raise awareness in the North East about protecting vulnerable people from abuse and harm is returning for its fourth year. SAFE week, which will take place between June 5 and June 11 this year, has previously raised awareness of protecting vulnerable adults, but this year’s campaign will also focus on safeguarding children. The broader scope of the campaign is reflected in the new campaign name – Safeguarding Awareness For Everyone (SAFE) week. To mark SAFE week, activities will be delivered in three local authority areas: North Tyneside, Newcastle and Northumberland. Key landmarks around the region will be...

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Rockliffe Hall welcomes 20,000 new guests

There’s a buzz about Rockliffe Hall, as the award-winning hotel, golf and spa resort in Hurworth, near Darlington, welcomes 20,000 new long-term residents – two hives of bees. Rockliffe’s head gardener, Phil Mennell, has attended a special bee-keeping course and is looking after the new Rockliffe recruits, who it’s hoped will soon be producing delicious honey to be served on resort. In the short time Phil has been looking after the Buckfast bees he’s become an avid beekeeper and is rapidly learning about these fascinating creatures. He’s checking them once a week while they continue to settle in to...

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Season of time travel films in Durham

To accompany the current exhibition at Durham University’s Palace Green Library, which explores time travel and stories, a special series of time travel-themed films will be showing at the Gala Theatre and Cinema in Durham. Screenings range from 80s classics through to recent releases. The season begins with a double bill of films by one of the most acclaimed filmmakers of the 21st century; Christopher Nolan. There will be a short introduction by Professor Madeline Eacott (Durham University) on the theme of memory, ahead of Memento (2000), followed by a screening of the 2010 blockbuster, Inception. That will be followed...

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Ward Hadaway does a double at Northern Law Awards

Ward Hadaway was the proud recipient of two Northern Law Awards at the 2017 ceremony held at the Hilton Hotel on June 1st. The corporate team was crowned Corporate/Commercial Team of the Year, with their employment colleagues receiving the accolade of Employment Team of the Year. The corporate team, one of the largest pure transaction corporate finance team in the North East, covers all types of corporate transactions, with specialists in private equity and venture capital investments, acquisitions and disposals, and IPOs.  The team has a real focus on owner-managed businesses, and many of its transactions involve such businesses....

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Monpellier flies high following Pegasus recognition

A Northern accounting and software systems supplier has been named Pegasus Software Partner of the Year 2017 for the Northern region. Monpellier, which has offices in Durham and Carlisle, has been recognised above all other partner businesses across the North of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland for its high sale volumes in the last financial year. The firm has demonstrated consistent growth over the past ten years, overtaking several much larger companies to become Pegasus number one sales partner and, with five fully trained and qualified Pegasus support staff as well as trained sales staff, they are also classified...

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Success in Growing North East Talent through Financial Adviser Training Programme

Two young North East finance professionals have graduated from a bespoke training academy to join a team of financial advisers dedicated to making financial advice accessible to people across the North East.   Rachael Benford and David Simpson of Newcastle Building Society have completed the ‘Ocademy’ financial adviser training scheme run by Openwork, one of the UK’s largest financial services distribution networks.   Having gained a QCF Level 4 Diploma in Financial Advice, they are now qualified financial advisers with Newcastle Financial Advisers Limited, the Society’s financial advice arm.   David has become a financial adviser at the Society’s...

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Shortlist unveiled for Director of the Year awards

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has revealed the names of the business leaders who will compete for its prestigious Director of the Year awards. The winners for Yorkshire and the North East will be named at a black-tie dinner at the Principal York hotel on 5 July. They will go forward to the national Director of the Year finals. Special guest speakers at the awards will be Stephen Martin, the new director general of the IoD and Lord Nash, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools. The evening will be hosted by broadcaster Danni Hewson. Entertainment will be provided...

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Wildlife presenters bring family show to Gala

Two of television’s most recognisable wildlife presenters have teamed up to give a behind the scenes glimpse of their work with the natural world. Martin Hughes-Games and Iolo Williams have both presented Springwatch – currently airing its thirteenth series on BBC Two – as well as a number of other wildlife programmes. They are now bringing their stories to the Gala Theatre in Wildlife Roadtrip, a show suitable for all the family on Saturday, 24 June. The presenters will share their early love of the natural world, followed by Martin’s experience as a producer and director and Iolo’s time...

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On Your Bike – Still Time to Enter the Big Bike Ride

MORE than 300 cyclists have already signed up for this year’s BIG Bike Ride on Sunday (11 June). Dated: 12/06/2016 The Sunderland Council ‘Big Bike Ride 2016’ wheels away from Sunderland University’s St Peter’s Campus after being started by The Mayor of Sunderland, Alan Emerson #NorthNewsAndPictures/2daymedia And there’s still time to join them as they pedal their way to being more active across the city. Victoria French, Head of Events for Sunderland City Council, said: “The Active Sunderland BIG Bike Ride is one of our most popular annual events and has something for every cyclist, you can also enjoy...

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Free Motorhome overnight parking in Cleveland Way overflow car park in Helmsley

Between the hours of 6.30pm and 9.00am Motorhomes can park free of charge in the overflow car park at Cleveland Way in Helmsley Drivers need to park their vehicles in the parking bays Between the hours of 9.00am and 6.00pm normal parking enforcement applies This enhancement to the parking in Helmsley is a result of joint working with Ryedale District Council, Helmsley In Business, Helmsley Town Council, North Yorkshire County Council and North York Moors National Park.  We are working together for the benefit of residents, businesses and visitors. Angela Jones Customer Services Lead for Ryedale District Council  said...

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Collabro star Matt Pagan joins Tyne Theatre & Opera House Pantomime, Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs, as the Prince!

Tyne Theatre & Opera House are thrilled to announce that Matt Pagan, one fourth of Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro, will star as the Prince in this year’s Pantomime, Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs. After winning Britain’s biggest reality TV show, Collabro joined the likes of One Direction, Susan Boyle and Il Divo and signed with Syco, music mogul Simon Cowell’s prestigious record label. They are now recognised as the world’s most successful Musical Theatre group. Since winning the competition three years ago, Collabro have released a Number 1 debut album Stars as well as a second album...

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Young footballer to live Championship dream

A YOUNG striker is heading for the Championship after securing a shot at his footballing dream. Richmond School and Sixth Form student Josh Coburn has signed a two-year deal with Sunderland Football Academy. The 14-year-old, of Tunstall, near Richmond, has played with the club’s academy side since the age of 11 and impressed coaches after finishing the season with a total of 34 goals, scoring in his final game at Elland Road against Leeds United. Centre forward Josh, who began his footballing career with Richmond Town Under 7s said: “I was so pleased when my contract finally came through...

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