Voter Apathy in Young People


Young voters need to engage with politics if they want things to change.



Voter apathy among younger people is becoming a big problem in Britain.

The  General Election is on Thursday and many are concerned that the youth will be under-represented.

In the 2010 election the youth vote was just 50% of those registered, almost 15% behind the national average.

As young people continue to feel left out by politics, it’s estimated that this number will be even lower this year.

Tside reporter Joe Clark investigates.


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Join the fun run at Middlesbrough’s Albert Park.


Runners in Albert Park


Event coordinators at the finish line

Running is an effective way to help increase your fitness levels, burn fat and lose weight.

It can also be more convenient, cost effective and less time consuming than going to the Gym.

A  run can provide extra psychological and physiological benefits that can help speed up your daily routine and progress.

If you do not consider yourself a morning person, the good news is that you can turn yourself into one every Saturday morning.

Albert Park-Run is a free weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which take place every Saturday at 9 am at Albert park Middlesbrough.

It is not a race against other runners but time individual race which can be whatever you want it to be, whether that’s for fun or as part of a training plan.

Albert Park-Run offers an opportunity for all the local community male or female, young or old to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into their bargain.

The essence of this weekly run is to encourage people to jog or run together irrespective of their ability as it is truly open to all and free.

Taking park in this event is easy, just register before your first ever run through the following link and set your alarm for Saturday morning.

So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started on your own running journey or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as part of your training schedule, you are welcomed to join the event.

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A chance to see behind the scenes at mima.

People got the chance to go behind the scenes of mima to look at the art gallery’s hidden collections

Behind the Scene exhibitions normally take place on the last Friday of every month at this contemporary art gallery which is in the centre of Middlesbrough.

On the last Friday of April 2015 the event took place from 2 – 3 pm and it was free for all who had booked for the visit.

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Helen Welford showing paintings of the 19th century to the gallery visitors at mima


Helen Welford hosted the visit and offered explanations about different paintings that were in store during the Behind the Scene exhibition and she said:

“I have two years work experience at mima and I really love these paintings that is why it is easy for me to remember all the important details,” She said.

Ms. Welford offered historical information on everything that the visitors asked for, from hand built stone wares of the 1980s to Pablo Picasso’s paintings.

Tea Bowl hand built by Ewen Henderson-1988 at mima


Damon Jenkin, who is the Director of Sound Particle labs,  was also on visit.

He said: “It is quite interesting to see how artists can paint reflections of various sound patterns. I am fascinated by this kind of art.”

Mr. Jenkin said that he was on visit with his team to see the paintings as they had a lot to do with the audio works that they do at Sound Particle labs and despite that they enjoyed to see how people in the past managed to create such masterpieces.

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Helen Welford showing old paintings to visitors during the exhibition at mima


You can book online for ‘Behind the Scene’ exhibitions at mima  for the last Friday of each month to see and learn about great works of artists from different parts of the world such as Spain, Italy, China, Norway and many other places including the paintings by local painters in Middlesbrough.


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Greece: A great destination for a Summer holiday.


Greece offers stunning beaches.

THE SUMMER is getting closer and many people are planning their vacations to get out of the daily routine, relax and meet new places.

The destinations which fit to summer holidays should be sunny and warm, with wonderful beaches, great nightlife, attractions and great places to relax.

A recent visit to Halkidiki make me feel confident to suggest it as a perfect destination for summer holidays.

Halkidiki is a peninsula in Greece, near Thessaloniki, is surrounded by the Aegean sea and it has wonderful weather and beaches.

It is located at the north east of Greece and it is famous as the three-fingered peninsula and each finger is named as Kassandra, Sithonia and Holy Athos.

Kassandra is known for the nightlife, Sithonia for the beaches and Holy Athos has the monasteries with monks where only men can visit it.

The first “finger”, Kassandra, has also great beaches, but it is more built-up with more residents than the other two “fingers” and that make it have more nightclubs, bars, restaurants and hotels, that’s why is more popular for the nightlife.

The most famous village on the first “finger” is Kallithea and it accepts thousands tourists each year from Cyprus, United Kingdom and other European countries near Greece.

Sithonia is thinly populated and it is a great place for camping, it has long beaches with clean water and is lovely especially for families.

Some of the things you can do at  Halkidiki are to rent a car to travel to all villages and beaches, do diving in the clean waters, eat at traditional Greek taverns, do boat tour which is travelling from Kassandra to Sithonia and swim at Xenias Beach.

It is a popular destination for the Eastern and Central Europe, it is a great place to relax and have unforgettable vacations with family, friends or a lover.

If you really like to swim or you like to spend your holiday days on the beach, you are going to love this place.

Some comments of a tourist were: “I had amazing holidays with my fiancee, it is a very romantic place and I would like to visit Halkidiki again.

“I stayed a few days in Kassandra and few in Sithonia, both places are special and with a car is easy to travel from the one place to the other”.




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