A Civic Response to Coronavirus

It is clear that the impact of Coronavirus is going to hurt the Tees Valley in ways, that up until a month ago were thought unimaginable. The jobs losses and business closures will be unprecedented and the human cost and loss of life will be devastating. Local, regional and national government must pull together, alongside … Continue reading A Civic Response to Coronavirus

Fighting to Save our High Streets

Our high streets are turning into ghost towns but Mayoral candidate sets out her fight to save them. Jessie Joe Jacobs is today launching her ambitious plans to revive struggling high streets across Tees Valley and deal with the empty shop scourge that is blighting our town centres. In her fight to save our high … Continue reading Fighting to Save our High Streets

As Britain’s billionaire count rises, our public servants are being forced into poverty

New analysis released today shows that 18,000 children in the North East with a parent working in the public sector are now living in poverty. That’s a 37% rise, with some 4,000 more children falling into poverty since 2010. So why is this happening? It’s simple. While the government has been handing out tax giveaways … Continue reading As Britain’s billionaire count rises, our public servants are being forced into poverty