Literacy champions are volunteers delivering events and activities to tackle Middlesbrough
's literacy challenges at a community level by empowering people to improve the educational outcomes of those around them.
Describing the talks as "positive", Cllrs Storey and Rooney said they had personally congratulated the mayor on his election and discussed the future working of their group on Middlesbrough
Full results: J Rookes (Middlesbrough
) LPTSM J Daley (Spennymoor); T Makheto (Middlesbrough
) LPTSUN C Martin (Spennymoor); E Bond (Phil Thomas) WPTSUN C Blackburn (East Middlesbrough
); B Fisher (Brambles Farm) LPTSUN D Ferguson (Wellington); J Maphosa (Middlesbrough
) LPTSUN T Ward (Birtley); R Morgan (Middlesbrough
) WPTSUN R Sparrow (Newbiggin); M Mabena (Middlesbrough
) WRSC3 C Harland (Newbiggin); S Edwards (Middlesbrough
) LPTSUN S Robinson (Bishop Auckland); A Dube (Middlesbrough
) WRSC1 J Davison (Forest Hall); M Ahmed (Brambles Farm) LPTSUN T Riley (Wellington); C Lynch (Middlesbrough
) WPTSUN H Hussain (Wellington); P Crowther (Phil Thomas) WPTSM A Sargeant (East Middlesbrough
); K Ramsey (Middlesbrough
) LPTSUN T Williamson (Darlington).
The councillor channelled US President Franklin D Roosevelt as he spelled out his "A New Deal for Middlesbrough
" which includes: Creating jobs in Middlesbrough
's digital sector; tackling the mental health crisis through a "Happy City" campaign; promoting environmentally friendly travel through investment in cycle paths; a "Boro Bikes" scheme, Nunthorpe Park and Ride; an annual Middlesbrough
festival to celebrate what makes Middlesbrough
great; building council houses for sale and rent.
Mr Preston announced his bid to become Middlesbrough
's third directly elected mayor at Boro's Riverside Stadium on Monday.
Mr Preston confirmed his decision to stand again during a press conference at Middlesbrough
FC's Riverside Stadium.
The owner of multi-event venue The Grand Astoria has announced sevenfigure plans for an 80-bed hotel at the Wilson Street site - and says the proposed direct Middlesbrough
to London rail link is a major factor.
Mr Hussain, director of London-based Southmill Property Group Ltd, who has also invested in other properties in Middlesbrough
, said: "We are creating a boutique hotel of 24 rooms, increasing to 40-80.
'S town centre strategy is working, Mayor Dave Budd has declared, as new figures reveal economic growth in tourism.
NEW members are wanted for a group which aims to develop friendships and cultural Anglo-German relations between Middlesbrough
'S education leaders have joined forces to make a promise of a co-ordinated push to promote the joy and lifelong benefits of reading.
I AM writing this letter on behalf of the Middlesbrough
Senior Citizens Forum.