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Living and dying behind a supermarket – not on my watch!

Hearing yesterday about people dying on the streets of Teesside, brought home the issue of homelessness to me, once again. At a round table with Thangam Debbonaire MP, Labour’s Shadow Housing minister, participants from across the Tees Valley housing sector shared some of the big concerns alongside solutions and ideas that could begin to fix

The Tees Needs A NIGHT TIME ECONOMY Champion

Teesside should have a ‘night time economy advisor’ to help a vital sector bounce back after the lockdown says the Labour candidate in the looming mayoral election. Jessie Joe Jacobs believes pubs, clubs, theatres and venues are key drivers for the local economy and they need a dedicated champion to help them rebuild after a

Saying no to demolition of redcar blast furnace

The Tees mayor has announced he’s demolishing the Redcar Blast furnace, even though he was presented a proposal to keep the heart of the furnace, that experts from the Save Our Steel heritage task group say would be cost virtually no more than to demolish, would need only 1/1000th of the site of Tees Works

My Campaign to bring 750 new treasury jobs to our town centres

I am calling for the government to bring 750 treasury jobs to Teesside. Investment decisions have too often favoured the south east and this needs to change. This should be seen as a small step towards rebalancing years of Conservative neglect. It shouldn’t even be a question. But I am also calling the mayor to


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Over the years the Tees region has face faced many challenges, and yet, it is a place brimming with potential, despite the statistics there is a personality and vibrancy and a spirit that is fighting back.

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