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Mayor Sees Teesside Skills In Action At Middlesbrough College

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has visited Middlesbrough College to see first-hand the innovative ways Tees Valley’s young people are upskilling themselves. During his…

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Tees Valley Mayor Engages With Yarm Students

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen visited Yarm School to engage with pupils and give an overview on his work as Mayor. Speaking to pupils…

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Tees Valley Mayor Launches Campaign To Secure Protected Status For Teesside’s World Famous Parmo

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has launched a campaign to secure Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status for Teesside’s world-famous parmo. His crusade to…

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Tees Valley Mayor Dives Into TWI Training Centre

  Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen dropped in to The Welding Institute (TWI) to see for himself the world-class training and research and development…

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Tees Valley Mayor Visits Leading Railway Heritage and Restoration Project

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has toured Darlington locomotive works, which has forged a reputation for restoration projects including bringing back to life the…

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Tees Valley Mayor Welcomes Funding To Support Young People

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has welcomed the announcement that Tees Valley will benefit from a share of £40 million to boost the skills…

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Tees Valley Mayor Meets with Chancellor To Discuss Northern Powerhouse

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen yesterday held a ‘very productive’ meeting with Chancellor Philip Hammond. They were joined by the Mayor of Greater Manchester…

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Sabic Give Engineering Students Glimpse Into The Future

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY SABIC Engineering undergraduates from Teesside University were given a glimpse into their potential future with one of the world’s leading…

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PM Welcomes Regeneration Masterplan Expected to Bring Thousands of Jobs to the Tees Valley

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE Ground-breaking devolution deal leads to 25-year project to transform 4,500 acre area, including former Redcar steelworks…

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Tees Valley Mayor calls on Transport Minister to bring forward A19 Upgrade

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen is calling on the Government to bring forward upgrades to the A19 between Norton and Wynyard. Current plans made…

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A Message from the Tees Valley Mayor: 100 days in office

1300 new private sector jobs secured £240 million of private sector investment announced £200 million investment due from landmark Teesside Pension Fund deal £7.5…

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Tees Valley Boosts Apprenticeships Through New Scheme

The Tees Valley Mayor today launched a new drive to accelerate the number of high quality apprenticeships, following a successful scheme which has helped…

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Mayor Launches £7.5m Routes to Work Scheme

The Tees Valley has secured £6 million of additional devolved funding from government to support up to 2,500 people into employment The funding is…

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Local Pension Fund to Invest £200 Million to Boost the Tees Valley Economy

The Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority Cabinet today (27/07/2017) signed a ground-breaking agreement with the Teesside Pension Fund to work together on projects…

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Tees Valley Mayor tours Materials Processing Institute

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY MPI Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has visited leading research centre, the Materials Processing Institute, further strengthening his ties with…

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Tees Valley Mayor Praises British Steel During Skinningrove Visit

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has visited British Steel Special Profiles site in Skinningrove, just a few weeks after the business announced a return…

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Tees Valley Mayor visits Nifco

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has visited Nifco to learn more about one of Tees Valley’s biggest success stories. Nifco designs, develops and manufactures…

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Statement from Mayor Houchen following the abhorrent attacks in London

Reacting to the barbaric incidents in London last night, Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, said: “My thoughts and prayers are with the people affected…

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Mayor Launches Ambitious Plans to Transform Road Network

At an event held at the Riverside Stadium, proposals were unveiled for enhanced connections across the North, with improvements to road links between the…

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Tees Valley Business Summit

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has praised Tees Valley businesses as he addressed delegates at the first Tees Valley Business Summit. The sixth annual…

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Tees Valley Mayor Hails Growing Biotechnology Sector

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has visited a cutting-edge research and technology business that is leading the way in its field. Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies,…

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New Aviation Minister Meets Mayor To Discuss Airport Ambitions

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen today (29th June) met with the Aviation Minister, Lord Callanan to discuss the future of Durham Tees Valley Airport.

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Tees Valley Mayor Praises AV Dawson During Site Visit

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen visited an historic family Middlesbrough business, which continues to go from strength to strength.

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Tees Valley Mayor Welcomes Significant Increase in Arts Council Funding

It was announced today (June 27) Tees Valley has secured nearly £2 million Arts Council funding – an increase of more than 50 percent….

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Tees Valley Mayor Visits Cummins in Darlington

  Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has undertaken a fact-finding tour of an engineering company with a highly skilled workforce, which makes a significant…

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Tees Valley Mayor Appoints Special Adviser

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has appointed Cameron Brown as Special Adviser. Mr Brown, who attended Nunthorpe Academy, returns to his native Tees Valley…

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South Tees Development Corporation Formally Proposed to Parliament

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Mayoral Visit to Dynamic Hartlepool Cable Company

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Statement from Mayor Houchen following the abhorrent attacks in London

Reacting to the barbaric incidents in London last night, Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, said: “My thoughts and prayers are with the people affected…

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Mayor Launches Initiative To Accelerate Land Development

Mayor Ben Houchen today chaired the first meeting of the Tees Valley Land Commission, a body responsible for identifying brownfield and public sector land…

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Ahead of Britain’s Got Talent’s Semi-Final, Mayor Houchen wishes Teesside Duo Good luck

Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, said:  “Grace and Ali are a fantastic representation of the young people of the Tees Valley.   They have already…

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Mr Houchen’s letter to the Mayor of Greater Manchester regarding the Manchester Arena attack

Ben Houchen, Tees Valley Mayor has sent the below letter to the Mayor of Greater Manchester on behalf of the people of the Tees Valley…

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Tees Valley Mayor hails vital role of Teesport

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Mayor, Ben Houchen, expresses sympathy and solidarity following the terrible terrorist relating events in Manchester

Mr Houchen said: “I want to express my sympathy, condolences and solidarity with the people of Manchester following the terrible events experienced at their…

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Tees Valley Mayor Meets Durham Tees Valley Airport Owners For The First Time

The Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, has met Robert Hough, the Chair of Durham Tees Valley Airport, for the first time.   The private…

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The New Tees Valley Mayor Takes Office

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