Discovering Boro: The Tees Transporter Bridge

  For the second part of Discovering Boro, I feel the love for an iconic Teesside Landmark, The Tees Transporter Bridge, ahead of its 106th Birthday on Tuesday. Born and raised in Bristol, I’ve always grown up with impressive bridges such as the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the two Severn Crossings in the background and…

Discovering Boro: Robin Hood’s Bay

The first instalment of what is intended to be a regular feature, exploring Middlesbrough and its surrounding area, I take a stroll around Robin Hood’s Bay, situated within the North York Moors on the North-East coast. With Freshers week done and dusted and my body and mind feeling a little worse for the experience, the…

Theatre Review: Rattle Snake

Catrina McHugh MBE’s epic tale, Rattle Snake, produced by the Open Clasp Theatre Company is a powerful one-set production that explores the subject of coercive controlling domestic abuse, through the real-life stories of two woman who faced and survived such an ordeal at the hands of the same man. Originally created to train front line…

Gas legend Rickie Lambert retires

Former Bristol Rovers striker Rickie Lambert announced his retirement from the game today, drawing a 19-year career, for 9 different clubs in which he amassed over 600 appearances and 200 goals to a close.   Nationally, Lambert will be largely remembered for his 5-year spell with Southampton, which saw him rise with the club from…

Early morning commotion in the Boro’

Reported on the scene  Low level drama was witnessed by the residents and passers-by of Linthrope Road where it intersects with Parliament Road this morning, as a Road Traffic Accident followed by a brief and sedate police pursuit of one of the vehicles involved occurred before their eyes.  At approximately 10:30 a police vehicle, lights flashing,…

Thomas takes Yellow (Tour de France, day 1)

Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) claimed the honours and the Maillot jaune on the opening day of the Tour De France, under the grey sky’s of Düsseldorf. The opening stage, a 14km individual Time Trial hugging the path of the River Rhine within the heart of Düsseldorf appeared to be the ideal stage for a Tony Martin victory; […]