Onesies warmed ice judges on Christmas TV special

The Dancing on Ice judges were kept warm for their TV Christmas special by wearing special festive onesies made by The All-in-One Company. The ITV programme, which is being shown on Sunday, ordered six cosy outfits for the four judges – Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean and Ashley Banjo and John Barrowman – and two unnamed…

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Donations from onesie company as more people turn to Baby Banks

Hundreds of luxury handmade onesies have been donated to Baby Banks and Women’s Refuges throughout the UK to keep children warm this winter. They have been provided by The All-in-One Company, based in Ashington in Northumberland, which has also sent dozens of cute onesie-wearing teddy bears for parents who might be struggling to afford Christmas…

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Key services now under one roof in Middlesbrough town centre

More key services which are helping to change the lives of Teessiders are now under one roof in the centre of Middlesbrough. PeoplePlus, which was based in Stockton, has moved into Dundas House where the award-winning Live Well Centre opened three years ago to provide a one-stop shop supporting all aspects of healthy living. PeoplePlus…

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Cramlington school visit to end Artemis Fowl author’s tour

A best-selling author, whose Artemis Fowl stories have been turned into a Disney film, ended a promotional tour of the US and UK with a visit to Cramlington Learning Village to promote his latest work. The film, starring Dame Judi Dench and Adrian Scarborough and directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh, is released next May. The…

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Old acquaintances renewed at Dundas this Christmas

Christmas at Middlesbrough’s Dundas Indoor Market provides an opportunity for Teesside shoppers to renew old acquaintances – one of them for the last time. It is also the chance to get out of the wet and cold and enjoy a month of festive events and activities under one roof. After 55 years as a butcher…

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No escape from success of trio’s project

A trio of businessmen from Redcar has created jobs for more than a dozen Teessiders whilst providing fun for thousands. Graham Huntley, Nick Rodgers and Matt Collins opened Project Escape in Middlesbrough’s Dundas Centre 18 months ago. They have recruited 11 people – and will employ two or three more before Christmas – and, with…

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Videos – the story of the UK’s munitions factories

Although the UK is now seen as a nation divided along many different lines, at this time of year Remainers and Leavers, Tories and Socialists join together to remember with sadness and gratitude members of the armed forces who were killed fighting for this country. The world wars of the last century required an unprecedented…

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Teesside twins bring Transatlanic desserts to the Boro

Teesside twins Darren and Lee Walker are bringing a taste of America to their hometown. They are opening The Thick Shake Company in Middlesbrough’s Dundas Indoor Market to provide shoppers with “real milkshakes”. “When I went to America they tasted nothing like the ones here – where they are really milky.  What we have a…

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Generations come together at Dundas

More than 600 people attended the Generation Infusion event held at Dundas Arcade. The event, designed to bring people from different generations together, included around 30 activities – from Chair Sosa Dance Classes, arts and crafts to a smoothie-making bike. Volunteers played a key role, with 14 people between the ages of 16 and 83…

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