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Media enquiries

All enquiries from journalists and filmmakers should be directed to the Middlesbrough Council Press Office.

Contact details

Press Office
P.O. Box 500
Civic Centre

Tel: (01642) 729502 and 729503


Middlesbrough in the Media

Middlesbrough - the town that never gives in by Linzi Barber

The first major town to be bombed by the Luftwaffe in World War II, the first gig venue outside of London for the Rolling Stones there is more to Middlesbrough than first meets the eye. Published on 11/2011 in North East Life magazine


High and mighty: The Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge turns 100 by Chris Beanland

It might not be as celebrated as the Forth or the Tyne but, argues Chris Beanland, it is a triumph of modernity that was inspired by Gustav Eiffel. Published on 20/01/2011 in The Independent


Britain’s new super entrepreneurs by Robert Watts

On the strength of diverse small business owners and entrepreneurs in Middlesbrough. Note: The Sunday Times requires a fee to access their content online. Published on 06/03/2011 in The Sunday Times


Roseberry Topping, Cleveland: walk of the week

This week's exclusive National Trust walk features a challenging ascent of Cleveland's famous Roseberry Topping hill. Published on 15/12/2010 in The Telegraph


Britain's best views: Roseberry Topping, Yorkshire by Martin Wainright

In the first of a new series, Martin Wainwright climbs 'Yorkshire's Matterhorn'. It may be small in stature but its stunning views take in country villages and the industrial might of Middlesbrough. Published on 17/12/2009 in The Guardian


Middlesbrough is the perfect place to live by Richard Milward

Middlesbrough is not the richest town in the world, but it has a wealth of wit and warmth and much more. Published on 05/08/2009 in The Guardian (page p11 of the G2 section)


Ich bin ein Smoggy: reclaiming regional pride by Sarah McKeown

A meditation on the word smoggy. Published on 22/06/2009 in Macmillan Dictionary Blog


Charles Tells Venice to Copy...Middlesbrough by Richard Palmer

The Prince invited Tees Valley regeneration advisers to a conference in Venice to explain the vision of how a city can use fine architecture & care for the ­environment to transform as in Middlesbrough & Stockton. Published on 29/04/2009 in Express


Middlesbrough: a thriving centre for art old and new by Martin Wainright

Newer, bigger things are happening to art on Teesside, but the area has long been creatively eye-catching. Published on 11/07/2008 in The Guardian Art & Design Blog


Jeff Stelling on Soccer Saturday by Jeff Stelling

Jeff Stelling is passionate about Middlesbrough on Soccer Saturday. Published on 20/10/2007 in Soccer Saturday

Middlesbrough History links

For those with an interest in Middlesbrough history we recommend a visit to

The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, the Dorman Museum, the Heritage Gallery at Cargo Fleet, Teesside Archives, Tees Transporter Bridge Visitor Centre and the following links:

Evening Gazette: Remember When Blog by Paul Deplanque

Memories of Middlesbrough Facebook Group

Hidden Teesside Blog