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Friday 19 July 2024
19/07/2024

Author name: Dave Robson

How Redcar could be rocking again

For decades, The Coatham Bowl attracted some seriously good musicians. From homegrown talent such as Chris Rea and David Coverdale’s Whitesnake to star international names, including The B52s, Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath legend Ozzy Osbourne, they all loved to play at ‘The Bowl’. Since its demolition in 2014, the site has stood empty — but that …

Lifting cups on a weekly basis

Three quarters of a million drinks cups are expected to be used at this year’s Wimbledon — all supplied and washed by a North East firm. Event Cup Solutions, based at Middlesbrough’s Skippers Lane Industrial Estate, already has deals with Premier League giants, major sport and music venues, and outdoor music festivals. But landing the …

Spirited fightback from rock bottom

He has come a long way from sleeping in his Fiat 500 and living in a derelict Spanish farmhouse, but as Jay Byers expands his North East-based gin and vodka firm into whisky and rum production, it seems his Teesside entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well. Jay, 51, is the brains behind Steel River Drinks …

Coastal walks help win mental health battle 

The North East has stunning stretches of coastline to explore — but one Army veteran believes they can be a life-saver too. Gareth Howell spent more than 23 years in the Royal Signals, serving in such conflict hotspots as Bosnia, Iraq, Kosovo and Afghanistan. On leaving the Army, he admits he struggled — and so …

Baker rises to the challenge

From the outside, it looks like most other bakery shops – but inside, it’s changing lives. The Brickyard Bakery shop in Middlesbrough’s Dundas Shopping Centre has been open since December and already has a loyal and growing customer base. But look closer at the outside panels and you’ll see that this is a bakery on …

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