Great North Run drama for cafe quartet

Friends who work together in one of Middlesbrough’s best-known cafes had a day of drama as they competed in the Great North Run to raise money for the James Cook University Hospital. Gemma Brighty – one of the team from Jean’s Kitchen in the Dundas Indoor Market – fell and cut her head after tripping…

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This summer’s farewell feast showcases star of the future

A new seafront festival will next summer continue to offer the very best in street food, craft beer and cocktails and live music. Over the weekend the third and final Feast by the Sea of 2019 attracted tens of thousands of visitors to the Spanish City Plaza. Although August’s Feast was cancelled because of bad…

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Feast by the Sea – a perfect place for Great North runners

This weekend’s Feast by the Sea is the perfect place for Great North Run competitors to prepare, recover and celebrate. On Saturday they can load up the carbs to give themselves sufficient energy to complete the gruelling 13.1 mile course. And after the run on Sunday there is still plenty of time to replenish on…

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New businesses certain to put a smile on your face

Two new businesses opening at the Dundas Indoor Market are certain to put a smile on your face. For the last 15 years Shaun Chapman has been helping Teessiders have a good time. He supplies discos, karaoke, photo booths and room decorations and is now opening a one stop party shop. Thirty-three-year-old Shaun from Middlesbrough…

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New deterrant to counter increase in ATM attacks

Innovative companies have joined forces to create a new deterrent to attacks on ATMs which are costing millions of Euros and endangering lives. In 2018 – according to the European Association of Secure Transactions (EAST) – there was a 27% increase on physical attacks resulting in losses to banks of €36 million. That figure does…

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Cafe team taking in Great North Run for causes close to their hearts

Four members of staff at one of Middlesbrough’s most popular cafes are taking part in next weekend’s Great North Run to raise money for causes close to all of their hearts. Louise Matthews, the manager of Jean’s Kitchen in the Dundas Indoor Market, has already run three Great North Runs and two London Marathons and…

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New festival company’s event attracts thousands of visitors

Thousands of festival-goers went to a sun-drenched Bents Park in South Shields over the Bank Holiday weekend for a feast of food, drink and music. Organisers of the Great North Feast in the Park said they were delighted by the turn-out for their new look event. Although a similar event has been held for the…

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Record results in historic year for Cramlington school

A head teacher said the best GCSE results in her school’s 50-year history were “out of this world.” Nearly 80% of students at Cramlington Learning Village achieved at least a Grade 4 in English and Mathematics and the results of three students put them amongst the top 750 in the country. Between them they were…

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Popular Middlesbrough trader bucks trend by opening new shop

A popular Middlesbrough retailer is bucking the national trend by opening a new and bigger shop. Rajinder Singh has been running Home Savers, which was started by his dad Nappa in Dundas Indoor Market 10 years ago. He has now moved to a larger shop in the nearby Dundas Centre and offering a new range…

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Great North Feast in the Park – a taste of what’s to come

South Shields is playing host to a new look celebration of fantastic food and drink, accompanied by loads of live music, over the Bank Holiday weekend. The Great North Feast attracted thousands of visitors in 2017 and 2018 and it opens on Saturday at Bents Park with a new look and a new name –…

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