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Middlesbrough street creates secret garden in alleyway

A community has worked together to transform a Victorian alleyway into a beautiful secret garden.

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The secret garden is just around the corner from dingier streets Credit: ITV

The passage, in Middlesbrough, was fenced off ten years ago to reduce anti-social behaviour, but now residents say it has become their sanctuary.

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The flowers are mostly the work of Mavis Arnold, 75 Credit: ITV

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A66 in Middlesbrough will be closed for 4 hours after HGV collision

Police have closed both carriageways of the A66 close to Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium after a two huge steel pipes fell off an HGV into the path of a second lorry.

It's thought the second HGV collided into the pipes which are 40 foot long and 4 foot in diameter. Nobody was hurt in the accident.

The second lorry was carrying a liquid but there has been no spillage. Officers were called just before 11.30. Cleveland Fire Brigade is at the scene.

Drivers have been warned the road will remain closed in both directions for at least four hours.

Faster and more specialist cancer treatment at Middlesborough hospital

The artist Mackenzie Thorpe has opened a new cancer service on Teesside today at James Cook Hospital in Middlesborough.

The acute oncology service will give special care to patients who are admitted after having health problems from having cancer or cancer treatment.

It means patients will be dealt with by specialists - getting faster treatment and not having to stay in hospital as long.

The service is being funded by Macmillan Cancer support.

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Middlesbrough couple talk about their daughter being taken into care in Portugal

A couple from Middlesbrough whose young daughter was taken into care in Portugal have been speaking for the first time.

Stephen Street and Colette McPartland were accused of neglecting their two year old by allowing her to wander off.

Speaking on ITV's Daybreak they rejected that allegation.

Man wanted in connection with schoolboy robbery

Police believe this man may have been involved.
An e-fit of the suspect Credit: Middlesbrough Police

Police in Middlesbrough have released an e-fit of a man wanted in connection with the robbery of a 13-year-old boy on Tuesday May 15.

The man is believed to have forcibly stolen £20 from the schoolboy on Canterbury Grove in Middlesbrough just after four o'clock.

The man is described as white, aged between 20 and 30 and around 5'10.

He has dark hair and facial hair, and was seen wearing 'work clothes', a black jacket with paint stains and dark blue trousers.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact DC Robert Sedlatschek on 101 or call Crimestoppers.

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