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

Bringing Tees Transport into 21st Century

Jessie Joe Jacobs Tees Travel plans will bring public transport system into the 21st Century Jessie Joe Jacobs, Labour’s mayoral hopeful for Tees Valley, has announced her exciting plans to drastically overhaul and improve public transport in the region, putting buses centre stage of her plans. Buses in Tees Valley are in dire need of … Continue reading Bringing Tees Transport into 21st Century

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