Support Local in 2020

Support local this Christmas and discover some brilliant local businesses right here across the Tees.

Read more in our special Christmas 2020 section here

The Joys of ‘Patch Birding’

The Joys of ‘Patch Birding’

This month I am going to share with you some of the joy I get from bird-watching (or birding as we tend to call it these days) on my local patch – a scrap of grassland, wetland and woods along a 1-mile stretch of Ormesby Beck in Middlesbrough – by describing a typical...

Mark William Evans – We Are One(Interview)

Mark William Evans – We Are One(Interview)

Debut single from ex-Young Rebel Set guitarist, Mark William Evans. Mark speaks to us about the tracks origin and the music video dedicated to a friend 🙏 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQEyKyi4qFM&feature=youtu.be Article and Video by Simon ShawThe Tees...

Invisible Disabilities

Invisible Disabilities

Helen Jaques is the manager of MAIN, a Tees-based charity. MAIN helps people who live with a range of disabilities, by giving them the skills they need to live an independent life, while having fun and making friends. MAIN works with children and adults, parents,...

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20th is Transgender Day of Remembrance: a day when we come together to remember our trans brothers and sisters who lost their lives because of their gender identity. I realised that I was transgender when I was in my final year of school. If it wasn’t for my...

‘That Sounds Like Stevie!’

‘That Sounds Like Stevie!’

“Little lads from the back streets of Hartlepool don’t write books, do they?” That Sounds Like Stevie! is a music anthology/discography with an unusual twist. Not content with celebrating Stevie Wonder's published music, dedicated fan and archivist Teesside-born Mick...

Cis is not a slur…

Cis is not a slur…

Why we shouldn’t be offended by the term ‘cis people’... Rowan doesn’t identify as being male or female. Here’s their story and a few thoughts for people to consider… Hi, my name is Rowan and I’m a non-binary trans person. It says female on my birth certificate but I...

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