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News from Stockton Synthonia Male Voice Choir

Stockton Synthonia Male Voice Choir was formed at the beginning of the year through the amalgamation of Stockton and Synthonia Male Voice Choirs.  We had a very successful first annual concert on 1st October at Holy Trinity Church, Stockton.  Our Musical Director is Janet Howells who also conducts the ladies of the Middleton Choir from


Take Heart Commended By High Sherriff

Take Heart Support Group, a community group supporting cardiac patients at risk of heart disease, has been presented an award for voluntary work in the community from the High Sherriff of North Yorkshire. Operating for 26 years the group were shortlisted for a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, it is a tremendous achievement to be


Billingham Leader is named one of Britain’s Best Care Managers

An inspirational Billingham-based care leader has been shortlisted at this year’s prestigious National Care Awards. Andy Hood, Service Leader of Tees Alive in Billingham, has been shortlisted for the Special Needs Manager award. Tees Alive is a day care service that o ers adults with learning disabilities an innovative programme of leisure, education and vocational


Celebrating Our Enterprising Community

We have a host of wonderful community centres right here on our doorstep and, even our schools and churches are venturing into running cra fairs too – great to visit and buy quirky and unique products but how do you even get started ‘being an exhibitor’ at a cra fair? When you rst start out


Honouring The Borough’s Unsung Heroes

PEOPLE who selflessly dedicate their time and expertise to others were today (6 April) honoured by the Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees, Councillor Ian Dalgarno at the annual Civic Awards ceremony. This is the fifth year Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Civic Awards have been held to recognise the tireless work local people and organisations have done to make

Supporting nature amongst teesside industry

Supporting nature amongst teesside industry

Since 2011, PD Ports has been involved with the country’s largest nature conservation charity, the RSPB, and this year has pledged further support. PD Ports engaged with local nature reserve, RSPB Saltholme, which thrives in the midst of industry near Seal Sands, over five years ago. Due to its proximity to the River Tees and the

Jacob Takes on Reading Challenge

Jacob Takes on Reading Challenge

Stockton Borough’s reading challenge, which is running from February 2016 to January 2017, offers both adults and children the challenge of borrowing and reading 18 books within 12 months from a wide variety of categories. With different styles, genres and characters to choose from, book-lovers will relish the challenge of trying something new or rediscovering

Trefoil Guild celebrate its 25th anniversary

Trefoil Guild celebrate its 25th anniversary

Billingham Trefoil Guild celebrated its 25th anniversary in February with a celebratory dinner. Several original members are still actively attending meetings and the varied activities that are organised throughout each year. During our activities we also identify ways we can raise money for our chosen charity. Last year raised £735 for Rosebery School in Darjeeling

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