Chancellor George Osborne should prioritise investment in Britain’s thriving creative industries, such as the arts and advertising, according to a new report from think tank IPPR.
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Wednesday 11 January 2012
Former Labour MP Frank Cook, who spent 27 years in the House of Commons, has died at the age of 76.
Thursday 05 January 2012
Footballer Titus Bramble faces a third charge of sexual assault.
Thursday 10 November 2011
Premier League footballer Titus Bramble today denied sexually assaulting one woman in a nightclub and another in a taxi on his way home on the same night.
Saturday 29 October 2011
Sunderland defender Titus Bramble has been charged with two counts of sexual assault, and one of urinating in public.
Friday 28 October 2011
Sunderland defender Titus Bramble has been charged with two counts of sexual assault and one of urinating in a public place.
Sunday 04 September 2011
Friday 29 July 2011
Wednesday 27 July 2011
Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray says a fee has been agreed with Swansea for Leroy Lita - but insists the striker is still some way away from a move to the Barclays Premier League newcomers.
Wednesday 27 July 2011
A Thai firm which bought a huge steel plant, rescuing it from closure, is to create 1,000 jobs in a huge boost to the industry, it was announced today.
Monday 20 June 2011
The fine, machine-tooled metropolis that is Middlesbrough is possibly not the first place that springs to mind when one thinks about the savage hues and – at least to some Western eyes – avant-garde childishness of Japanese pop culture. But this weekend, the Teesside city found itself decked out in a million buttons and bows, as British cosplay enthusiasts were handed free licence to parade their fondness for dressing up like anime characters.
Friday 20 May 2011
A Government task force was set up today to help workers at steel giant Tata after the firm dealt a "devastating blow" by announcing 1,500 job losses.
Wednesday 20 April 2011
A shopkeeper who bludgeoned his postmistress wife to death and then blamed an armed robber has been jailed for life.
Friday 01 April 2011
Record Store Day, the annual event to promote independent music-retail, has been going from strength to strength. This year it boasts its own official film, an affectionate tribute to the workings of one such institution and the characters that frequent it.
Wednesday 23 March 2011
Friday 25 February 2011
Question: We have a nightmare solicitor firm that's seriously messing up our house sale. They've mislaid documents, failed to work properly with the solicitors of at least two potential buyers, never get back to us when we call, and are constantly rude. Is there any course to recompense? And should we see it through or get a new solicitor for our ongoing house sale?
Gray Rowlands, Teesside
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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