Desiré puts wildlife conservation in the spotlight

In her native South Africa, forensic scientist Dr Desiré Dalton experienced wildlife in ways which most of us can only dream about. Her work has varied from being in close proximity to big cats such as lions and cheetahs, to identifying new species of bats. She has gone to work with international agencies involved in … Continue reading “Desiré puts wildlife conservation in the spotlight”

The Open Book Club

World Book Day is just around the corner, and Talking Teesside has teamed up with Robyn and Amy from The Open Book Club to share a few  of their recent literary favourites. The Open Book Club founders also share more about their increasingly popular  series of monthly book club reading meet-ups and social events. We’re … Continue reading “The Open Book Club”

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”

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…”

The eco-friendly period products you need to know about

Periods. They’ve been around for as long as we have. But if you think the idea of reusable menstrual products is a new one, think again. Long before the invention of recognised period products like tampons and pads, the use of simple rags or cloths was standard. It was only during the Victorian era that … Continue reading “The eco-friendly period products you need to know about”

How moving to Teesside led me to embark on a whole new journey

When Jo Booth relocated to Teesside from her native Sheffield back in 2019, it set her on a completely new path. She immersed herself in village life in her new Skinningrove surroundings, took up photography and enrolled at university Jo, who is 53 and originally from Nottinghamshire, shares with Talking Teesside how she has “gradually … Continue reading “How moving to Teesside led me to embark on a whole new journey”

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”