Middlesbrough Anti-Trump Demonstration

Campaigners gather during an anti-Trump demonstration in the Centre Square area of Middlesbrough today in the wake of similar events held across the country demonstrators who oppose the policies of the newly-elected US president came onto the streets of Teesside to show their solidarity with refugees, women, Muslims and the LGBT community.

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Owen Smith visits TTE Training in Middlesbrough

Owen Smith MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary and Labour MP for Redcar, Anna Turley visited the TTE Training facility in Middlesbrough today. The visit came as the company works with the SSI Steel task force to find new opportunities for the apprentices who have been affected by the closure of the steel plant on Teesside.
TTE specialises in the delivery of technical training and consultancy services to both UK and International clients covering sectors such as Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Downstream petrochemical and the contracting industry.
 
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Jeremy Corbyn visits Middlesbrough College.

Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn visited the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) further education college in Middlesbrough earlier today. The visit to Middlesbrough College came as Mr Corbyn visited the region to see how further education colleges in the area are dealing with the aftermath of the closure of the SSI UK Steel plant in Redcar last year by training students and apprentices for future jobs in the petro-chemical, engineering and off shore sectors.

Here’s a few from the visit…

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Centre of the Community

Following an announcement by the Chancellor George Osborne last year where he revealed his plans to stop the current NHS bursary for a student loan system from September 2017 a small but vocal group of student nurses, midwives and their supporters held a rally against the cuts in Middlesbrough this afternoon.

For the trainee nurses and midwives in the northeast region the cuts would leave them with up to £50,000 worth of debt while working up to 37.5 hours a week without a wage.

The NHS bursary previously covered course fees and helped with living costs for things such as childcare.

The rally in Middlesbrough was also attended by Tom Blenkinsop, the Labour MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, Anna Turley, the Labour MP for Redcar and Labour MP for Middlesbrough, Andy McDonald.

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Labour Leadership – Jeremy Corbyn

The Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn addresses a full house of party supporters at Middlesbrough Town Hall earlier today.

The visit came ahead of the party leadership election which was triggered by the resignation earlier in the year of Ed Miliband following the party’s defeat at the general election. Four candidates were successfully nominated to stand: Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper, Jeremy Corbyn and Liz Kendall. The voting process began on Friday 14 August 2015 and will close on Thursday 10 September 2015, with the results being announced on Saturday 12 September 2015. Voting is by Labour Party members and registered and affiliated supporters, using the alternative voting system.

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Nagar Kirtan

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough today with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions.

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Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough, Cleveland with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions. Nagar Kirtan is a Punjabi term signifying the neighbourhood singing of Shabads or divine hymns.

 

 

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Balloons and Tunes

Stewart Park played host to the Balloons and Tunes festival this weekend in Middlesbrough. The event brought together an array of hot air balloons that were tethered to the ground through the event and whilst blustery conditions made it difficult for the balloons to operate for too long a few of them still managed it through the day and they all had more success as evening approached and the wind dropped allowing the ‘Night Glow’ event to take place.

This saw the balloons firing their burners in a choreographed display alongside music and was quite dramatic to see. Along with the balloons there were fairground rides in abundance and a number of popular tribute acts including Rihanna, Pink and Beyonce performed at certain times through the day for the thousands of visitors who attended the festival.

 

 

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