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Giving local leaders a platform for their views on all things Tees. Photo by Ian Robinson.
Ducks, ducks and ‘ducks’

Ducks, ducks and ‘ducks’

"Frequently the birds that people call ‘ducks’ aren’t actually ducks at all." By my calculations about twenty species of duck occur in the UK regularly (at various times of year). There are also several more that turn up occasionally from other parts of the world....

Bridging the World

Bridging the World

“Our bridge building heritage is one underpinned by helping connect people rather than divide them…” On behalf of The Tees Online I was delighted to chat recently with Heritage Unlocked’s Dr Tosh Warwick about all things related to Teesside’s steel and bridge building...

Is art as important as food?

Is art as important as food?

“The arts affect each one of us every day in ways we rarely consider… and it does it without us noticing.” There’s a Chinese proverb that teaches us “if you have only two pennies left, buy a loaf of bread with one and a lily with the other“. James Oppenheim famously...

Changing Skylines

Changing Skylines

“It's all around the town, this hard ring of iron. There's smoke up in the sky, there's smoke that's black and chimney stacks as far as the eye can see. There's shipyards to the north, chemicals to the south, factories, stills and rolling mills right down to the...

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