Talking Business: Book Corner

Our region is full of inspiring and thriving start-ups. In fact, Middlesbrough was named one of the best places in the UK to launch a new business. Talking Business is our new feature that will shine a light on some of Teesside’s fantastic local companies. We’ll be celebrating the people and potential our little part … Continue reading “Talking Business: Book Corner”

365 days in fashion: My placement year

Education is important – but sometimes, you can’t beat that real world experience you get outside of the classroom. Fortunately, it is possible to find the perfect balance of both, as Joyce discovered. Originally from Malaysia, Joyce came to the north east to study fashion design at Teesside University. She opted to extend her studies … Continue reading “365 days in fashion: My placement year”

9 tips for coping with anxiety

Most people feel anxious at some point in their lives. It’s a natural response when we feel under threat, but living with anxiety every day can feel overwhelming and affect our enjoyment of life. Maybe you avoid things or situations that cause you to feel anxious. You might not be able to stop or control … Continue reading “9 tips for coping with anxiety”

The power of Teesside women

Has anyone has ever told you, ‘you can’t do that – you’re a girl!’ or ‘that’s a man’s job’? Chances are if you’re a woman, you’ll have heard it at some point in your life. And the fact is that women and girls in the Tees Valley are some of the most unheard in the … Continue reading “The power of Teesside women”

Creating a sustainably sourced outfit

The terms ‘sustainable’ and ‘slow fashion’ can sound a lot like buzz words these days in the fashion industry. It is true that we are hearing a lot more about these topics, but that’s because they are so important. The world is waking up to the impact of ‘fast fashion’ on our planet. Guest blog: … Continue reading “Creating a sustainably sourced outfit”

7 ideas to create your own outdoor retreat

With spring in the air, many of us are starting to think about spending time outdoors again and enjoying those longer evenings. Picture it now: pink skies, al fresco pizza, cold beverage in hand… Possibly cuddled up under a blanket or patio heater (it is England after all). But what if you don’t have much … Continue reading “7 ideas to create your own outdoor retreat”

7 inspiring Teesside homes you’ll want to follow

If you’re anything like me, you’ll enjoy a scroll around other people’s homes on Instagram. It’s a brilliant way to get new décor ideas, see how paint colours work away from sample cards and discover new furniture and accessories. And Teesside has plenty of stunning homes to get your creative juices flowing. From colourful period … Continue reading “7 inspiring Teesside homes you’ll want to follow”

9 tips for managing your budget

Making a budget – and sticking to it – isn’t always easy, but it’s well worth your time. Whether you’re looking to change your spending habits or need to manage a reduced income at university, it’s always a good idea to work out your budget. It’s surprising to see how many things you spend money … Continue reading “9 tips for managing your budget”

11 ways to eat healthily on a budget

Eating a balanced diet isn’t always easy – particularly when you’re on a budget. Nutritious food can be expensive, and with the increased cost of living, you might be feeling the pinch more than ever before. But the good news is, there are ways you can save money and still eat well. By making a … Continue reading “11 ways to eat healthily on a budget”