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Work with the stars for Big Weekend
BIG names from music and sport will be visiting universities, schools and colleges across Teesside to inspire students in the run-up to BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend.

Schools crisis: 'Enough is enough, the cuts must stop'
THERE are few things more important than the education of our children, writes Redcar MP Anna Turley.

Lengthy hospital stays may be cut with rollout of scheme
PATIENTS can expect their NHS care to be delivered as quickly as possible with the introduction of a new system to avoid lengthy hospitals stays.

'Don't drink and drown' - Man walks into sea fully-clothed holding a glass of beer
A LIFEBOAT crew has issued a 'don't drink and drown' plea after being sent to the aid of a drunken man who entered the sea while carrying a glass of beer.

Oxfam glam to show off second-hand style at fashion event
A CLOTHING connoisseur hopes a catwalk show with a twist will help fast fashion fans realise the industry is not on-trend.

No ‘smoke and mirrors’ over new trading zone, warns MP
A TRADING zone forecast to rake in £340m in business rates must not be a “smoke and mirrors” exercise, an MP has warned.

Cocktail bar boss denies hygiene breach
THE boss of a popular cocktail bar has denied breaching hygiene regulations by allowing piles of bin bags to pile up in a back alley.

Meet Jackie - the baker putting the cross on 4,500 hot cross buns a week
CHOCOLATE eggs left by the Easter bunny will be many people's favourite treat this weekend, but this time of year would not be complete without a deliciously baked hot cross bun.

International students helped to break down language barrier
STUDENTS from across the globe have made the near 5,000 mile trip to learn English literacy skills in the North-East.

Team of runners complete charity challenge in Saltburn
A TEAM of friends from across the country have each run 50 miles in 50 days to raise vital funds for the charity Parkinson’s UK.