5 successful businesses you didn’t know got a head start at Teesside University

Enrol > study > graduate > get a job. It’s the traditional route that a lot of us imagine when we think of beginning our careers after university. But, it’s not the only path. Some students and graduates want to go their own way and set up a business for themselves. And, at Teesside University, … Continue reading “5 successful businesses you didn’t know got a head start at Teesside University”

What’s On in Middlesbrough – Christmas Edition 🎄

‘Tis the season to be busy. Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la. And there’s lots happening across Middlesbrough this month to help you celebrate the holiday season. Read on for our top picks of events and activities that are sure to give you, your family and your friends all the festive feels. Snowman Trail  |  1 December – 7 … Continue reading “What’s On in Middlesbrough – Christmas Edition 🎄”

A look inside the vivacious history of Middlesbrough’s pubs and clubs

Middlesbrough is well known for its thriving pub and club culture, dating back to the early days of the modern town, and continuing into the present day. Teesside University student Katy Parsons has been working to preserve Middlesbrough’s pub and club  heritage and thanks to a recent partnership with Heritage Unlocked and Teesside Archives, she … Continue reading “A look inside the vivacious history of Middlesbrough’s pubs and clubs”

On your marks for two big events coming up for runners

Across Teesside, runners of all ages are following exercise regimes, prepping their sports kits and limbering up for two major events taking place next month. Hundreds of runners will take to the streets on Sunday, 3 September, for the Middlesbrough 10k.  This major event in Teesside’s running calendar is closely followed by the Great North Run, … Continue reading “On your marks for two big events coming up for runners”

Teesside and its famous faces

Our region has produced much more than the parmo – it’s also been home to many famous faces throughout the years. From actors and musicians to journalists and television personalities, we’re sure you’ll recognise these Teesside-raised celebs… Jeff Stelling A familiar face for footy fans, television presenter Jeff Stelling spent over 30 years as the … Continue reading “Teesside and its famous faces”

Top 10 street artworks by ‘Teesside Banksy’

The elusive ZX8BIT, often referred to as the ‘Teesside Banksy’ thanks to their concealed identity and flare for graffiti, is a powerhouse in street art. From a giant goose to a topless Mario, their work can be spotted throughout the Tees Valley. Join us as we countdown ZX8BIT’s best street art in the region and … Continue reading “Top 10 street artworks by ‘Teesside Banksy’”

Before they were big…

As the Arctic Monkeys prepare to play at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium, there will be lucky music fans out there who can recall seeing them in much smaller venues on local soil, before they went on to bigger things. Long before they headlined at Glastonbury or sold out international venues, Alex Turner and his Sheffield bandmates … Continue reading “Before they were big…”

Talking Business: Secreto Scoff

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 of the … Continue reading “Talking Business: Secreto Scoff”

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”