A future for the Blast Furnace?

This week our current Tees Valley mayor  announced the commissioning of the demolition of our iconic blast furnace, previously describing it as a scar on the land. I don’t see our blast furnace as a scar, I see it as one of the most beautiful and iconic industrial structures in the world! The original plans for the old SSI site included exploring saving part of … Continue reading A future for the Blast Furnace?

Lets put an end to Child Poverty in the Tees Valley for good!

Last week I was speaking to teachers in the Tees Valley who shared how they’d been spending their own money on feeding, clothing and providing gas and electric for their pupils and I was astounded. How have our teachers become social workers over educators? Since 2014/15 the number of families in poverty has risen nationally by a staggering 2.8% but in our region the stats … Continue reading Lets put an end to Child Poverty in the Tees Valley for good!