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They Saw It Coming: Teesplan 60 years on

The story of the 1960s idea that predicted the future – and the explosive scandal that ended it For a hundred years, our region was the steel capital of the world. Steel forged in Tees furnaces found its way into the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and weaved across the Victoria Falls. When Churchill’s war cabinet met […]

Project Kev Forth a Teesside Photographer

Would you like to introduce yourself? Hi Kev Forth, just the wrong side of 50. married for 29 years with one daughter Evie who is 11. II run a Childrens bedding and bean bag company in Middlesbrough and am a part time photographer. Tell us a bit about how you got into Photography? I started […]

Project Abby and Owen

Project Middlesbrough sat down and chatted with local Teesside artists duo Abby and Owen to talk about their new partnership. Abbey, what’s your favourite landmark in Middlesbrough?My favourite landmark is the iconic Transporter Bridge. It’s such a striking and dynamic structure. We currently sell prints of an original illustration of the Transporter Bridge on our […]

Project The Sweet Apron

Would you like to introduce yourself? Hi, I am Arwa a mum to 2 year old Isaac. I am an accountant, currently on a career break and a professional personal trainer with a passion for fitness. However, my love lies in making (and eating ) desserts. What’s the story behind The Sweet Apron ? Setting […]

Eat out to help out scheme in Middlesbrough

The Governments Eat out to help out scheme is running through the whole month of August across the UK. The scheme offers customers 50 per cent off there meal and non alcoholic drink for the value of up to £10 per person from Monday to Wednesday until the 31 August. Here at Project Middlesbrough we […]

Project Stephen Docherty Artist

Project Middlesbrough sat down and chatted to local artist and musician Stephen Docherty to talk all things to do with his artwork and Middlesbrough. Would you like to introduce yourself ? My name is Stephen Docherty. Born and grazed in Middlesbrough. 35 year old and fast getting older. Whats the story behind your artwork and […]

Project Anjalee Burrows

Would you like to introduce yourself? Hello! I’m Anjalee Burrows, also known as ‘Anjalee Bee’. I’m a freelance illustrator, based in Middlesbrough, currently specialising in children’s books, stationery and clothing designs. What’s the story behind your artwork and you becoming an artist? Illustration has always been a part of my identity, and I’ve been very […]

Project Mimazina

In these challenging times, it’s very important to stay together and connect with one another. The Middlesbrough Institute of Modern art in association with the Foundation Press are eager to announce the Mimazina online publication. At its core, this is a digital community journal where people from Tess Valley can share their stories. What is […]

Project Baker Street Kitchen

What does Teesside mean to you?  I am from Sheffield originally and moved up to Teesside 10 years ago. I have worked in different parts of Tees Valley, Darlington, Yarm and Middlesbrough. I feel really privileged to call Teesside my home now, its such an amazing place to be, I wouldn’t be who I am […]

Project Bentley’s Coffee Shop

What does Teesside mean to you? Teesside is home. I was born here, raised here and will probably remain here. It’s a beautiful part of the world. We have so much even, though we are portrayed as having little. The outside opinion is so wrong. We have more green open space than most. We have […]

Dame Vera Lynn has died at the age of 103

The forces sweetheart during WW11 whose songs helped many during the war with classics such as we will meet again has sadly died aged 103. She only recently celebrated her 103rd. She was also known as Queen Elizabeth favourite singer. In 2009, at the age of 92, she became the oldest living artist to top […]

Middlesbrough Mayor faces criticism on CVFM question time over white privilege comments.

Mayor Andy Preston faced criticism following Facebook post that asked locals to ignore “talk in the media about white privilege”. The mayor said that “awful situations” affect both “white and non-white families” in Middlesbrough and that “negative outcomes [in the town] are driven largely by poverty not skin colour.” His comments followed the wake of […]

Project Bohw Pottery

Project Middlesbrough sat down and chatted with the owner of the Independent Teesside Business Bohw Pottery company to find the story behind their business. What does Teesside mean to you? Teesside is the where I have lived for the past 25 years so it really is my home. I was brought up not too far […]

Project Petite Prosecco Company

Project Middlesbrough sat down and chatted with the owner of the Independent Teesside Business Petite Procescco company to find the story behind their business. What does Teesside mean to you? The Teesside Area Is where I grew up, having lived here throughout my childhood and adult life I’ve watched the progression of the area develop […]

My Visit to the Black Path

Artists Foundation Press have spent the past year working with people in South Bank, Middlesbrough. Their artwork ‘Notes On The Black Path’, located along the public footpath off Old Station Road, is a large collage celebrating the historical route known as ‘The Black Path’ and the nearby community of South Bank. Opportune path for work to the […]

Project Salt Steel Brewing Co

What does Middlesbrough mean to you? Middlesbrough and the Teesside area holds a very special place in my heart. I am originally from a town in the North West called Northwich. Around 8 years ago I met my now wife and would drive up to Middlesbrough every other weekend. I would look forward to coming […]

Project Joe Ramsey Music

What does Teesside, Middlesbrough mean to you?A lot! Being born and bred from Middlesbrough and growing up in the surrounding areas, has made me realise that it’s the absolute gem of the North East! Such a wonderful place with even nicer people.What’s your message to anyone in Teesside wanting to get into the music scene?Go to […]

Coronavirus: How to keep your kids happy and learning during school closures

Sunita Ghosh Dastidar is a former secondary science teacher and masters student in Science Communication at Imperial College London. @sunitadastidar See more of her content at sunitainscience.wordpress.com Schools across the UK are closed for an indefinite period of time. How can you keep your kids entertained during lockdown? Millions of children are off school due […]

Project The little gin palace

What does Teesside mean to me? Teesside is home to me and where I have lived my entire life. I am proud to be a Teessider and want to shout about all the fantastic local businesses and products they create.  Why do you think independent businesses are so important for an area like Teesside? Independent […]

Middlesbrough Five golden signing of 2004

I can remember Middlesbrough season 2004/05 season all though I was only 9 years old at time I always see that season along withe 05/06 season has Middlesbrough glory years winning the league cup in 2004 to reaching the UFEA cup final in 2006 finishing 7th place in 2007, watching players like Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink […]

10 things to do in Tees Valley when lockdown is over

We are all asking the same question during these strange times – what is the first thing we will be we do once it’s all over and everything is back to normal.  If you’re unsure of what you’re planning to do, there is no need to worry, we have put a guide together packed with […]

Project Nat Moss Middlesbrough Artist

I would like to introduce myself as a 33 year old local Middlesbrough artist, a wife and a mother to 6 beautiful children.  My children inspire me every day with my art, as nothing in the world could compare to making my children proud of me. What does Middlesbrough mean to you? Middlesbrough  means alot […]

Project Our MFC

My Interview with local Boro blogger Jordan 18 from Middlesbrough.who runs online page called OUR MFC. Whats does Middlesbrough mean to you? Middlesbrough is the place I was born and where I grew up. It’s where I was educated and where I grew to love football. I don’t live in Middlesbrough anymore, but always love […]

Project Abby Taylor Teesside Artist

‘My interview with local Teesside artist Abby Taylor Would you like to introduce yourself?I am an independent multi-award-winning Graphic Designer and Illustrator, based in the North-East of England and working worldwide. I create all sorts of illustrations, often of iconic local landmarks. These illustrations are usually commissioned by local businesses to use as part of […]

Project The Boro Mag

What does Middlesbrough mean to you? Middlesbrough is the place I was born and where I grew up. It’s where I was educated and where I grew to love football. I don’t live in Middlesbrough anymore, but always love coming back to the town. Over time, it has developed and improved, but the people still […]

Project Teesside Ground Hopper!!

I had the pleasure of chatting with local Teessider Jack Mccabe a 17 Year old college student from Stockton on Tees, Jack spoke to Project Middlesbrough about his recent venture of starting a online blog called The Teesside Ground Hopper the story behind the Teesside Ground hopper and his love for Teesside and Middlesbrough F.C […]

The importance of mental health during COVID-19 guidance and support!!

The Importance Of Mental Health… My name is Mark Robbins and I’ve suffered with chronic depression for 40 years. With three suicide attempts and experiencing a n emotional breakdown in recent years I finally reached out and sought professional help, proceeded on a journey of self preservation & healing.. When addressing our needs affected by […]

12 things the people of Middlesbrough love about their town!

As someone who runs a blog about Middlesbrough I always often wondered what people in Middlesbrough love most about our town. Over the last 17 months I been asking the people of Middlesbrough what there favorite things are about Middlesbrough what places building bridges means most to them after to speaking to over 100 people […]

“Palentine’s Café” pop-up launches at Hillstreet Centre to help people find new friends and promote social activities available locally

A pop-up café launched in a Middlesbrough shopping centre today to help people find new friends and give their social life a bit of a boost.   The PALentine’s Café opened on Thursday 13 (a date marked more recently to celebrate friendship, and some would say an antidote to the romantic pressures of February 14) for […]

Project ARC the heart of Art and Culture in Teesside

In November I was invited by Louise a staff member of Stockton’s beloved Centre of the arts ,ARC I was given a tour of ARC ,to see what the Centre has to offer the people of Teesside ,I was truly pleased with the with the different choice of activities and art and culture events it […]

Project Philip Meadows a Middlesbrough artist

My interview with local Middlesbrough artist Philip Meadows. What does Middlesbrough mean to you– I sat on top of Sydney harbour bridge and the guide said to the group Dorman Long made the steel, it was cast on a nearby girder. He asked people where they were from and I said 2 miles from where […]

Why I’m not ashamed of my Teesside Accent.

I’m a Middlesbrough born and bred girl,24 lived here all my life I’ve always been very proud of my accent, I’ve often found when leaving Teesside and travelling to other parts of the country folk will misunderstand the meanings of my words, people wondering why we say certain words and meaning behind the saying, for […]

Project Matthew Williams A Middlesbrough Writer-

What does Middlesbrough mean to you? Middlesbrough is home. I was always a home bird and never thought I would leave the town. I moved to London in 1998 when my then girlfriend went to study for a Masters down there. I ended up living there for three years and I loved it. It broadened […]

Project Felinis Restaurant

If you are looking to enjoy the aesthetic beauty of Middlesbrough that comes with great Italian dining then you must visit Felinis Restaurant in Middlesbrough. The restaurant has been favourite amongst people of Teesside for the past 20 years.The idea of the restaurant began over 20 years ago and was opened by the Piretti family. […]

Is Middlesbrough the worst place to be a girl in the UK?

Back in 2016 Middlesbrough was named the worst town to be a girl in the Uk, no surprise another horrid headline about my hometown in the newspapers, another damning statistic about Middlesbrough, its the last thing we need for our area negative media,the report was covered in national newspapers ,my first thought when I seen […]

Project Park Run at Albert Park for Alcohol Awareness Week

On Saturday morning Myself and the CVFM Radio team attended the local Park run event at Albert Park in Middlesbrough, a local park run which takes place every Saturday morning, which is attended by many keen Middlesbrough runners this weeks park run was organised by Fiona Helyer, a Public Health Officer from Middlesbrough Council. This […]

Project-Stanley Hollis A D-Day VC Middlesbrough Hero

Sergeant Major Stanley Hollis was an unlikely war hero. A navigation officer born and bred in Middlesbrough in born in 1912 was the only man to be honored by the Victoria Cross for his efforts in D-Day in 1944. At the age of 12,Stanley Hollis joined his father’s business and worked in the family fish […]

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