A number of eggs were thrown at the Mayor of Middlesbrough, Ray Mallon, during a council meeting this afternoon. Mr Mallon condemned the behaviour of a "mob", which he said was attempting to "hijack democracy".
The outburst happened during a meeting of Middlesbrough Council's Executive, which was discussing plans to close Southfield Road permanently to make way for a proposed extension of Teesside University.
The public gallery was cleared after the eggs were thrown. In a statement released afterwards, Ray Mallon blamed " a small section of the Asian community" for the disturbance.
A Middlesbrough politician and former detective dubbed "Robocop" has told how he wrestled a man to the ground outside an exclusive shop.
Middlesbrough's elected mayor Ray Mallon put a man in a headlock and held on with the help of two female shop assistants until police arrived.
Officers in Edinburgh arrested a man on Saturday afternoon.
Mr Mallon, who was on a day-trip to the Scottish capital, was outside the Laing jewellers when the incident occurred.
Mr Mallon was a senior detective with Cleveland Police and in the 1990s was feted by both Labour and Tories for pioneering a zero tolerance strategy in Middlesbrough.
He won the Robocop nickname for his no-nonsense approach to crime.
Middlesbrough Council has set out the dates for budget decision making, they are as follows:
- February, 2014 – draft budget agreed
- March, 2014 - Council finalises 2014/15 budget
Mayor Ray Mallon has described the Middlesbrough Council cuts as 'savage' and says ‘zero hours’ contracts have never been an option.
Changes to November’s proposals include an increase in the funding for Community Councils from £500 to £750 per year, and the withdrawal of a proposal to reduce Trade Union facility time.
The will save over £5million by making greater use of IT.
Middlesbrough Council has to save £15million and Mayor Ray Mallon has announced where the axe will fall.
There will be 40 cuts, including the closure of council-run facilities and significant reductions to services in environment, leisure and social care. Wardens, parking enforcement officers and neighbourhood enforcement teams will merge.
Clairville Stadium, the Middlesbrough Teaching and Learning Centre, the TAD Centre and the Register Office will close.
Grass cutting, grounds maintenance and litter picking services will reduce.
Mayor Ray Mallon has recommended cuts of nearly £15million to Middlesbrough Council’s budget for the forthcoming financial year, and the loss of 300 jobs. He outlined the plans at a meeting on January 20, following a six week consultation.
The cuts are on top of the £40million already cut from the council's budget over the last three years. Middlesbrough is required to save more than £67million over the next three years.
The Mayor of Middlesbrough, Ray Mallon, will be speaking to councillors about what is being described as 'the biggest challenge' in the authority's history.
It has to save nearly £70million from its budget over the next three years. Up to 1,500 jobs could go - that is around half of the work force. Ray Mallon will speak at a meeting of the full council. He is due to reveal his full list of proposed cuts for the next financial year in November.
A mother gave her daughter three ecstasy tablets for her 13th birthday present, Middlesbrough's elected mayor has said.
Tough ex-detective Ray Mallon, formerly known as RoboCop, was speaking out about problem families in the town, where he leads the council.
Mr Mallon, who has been elected Middlesbrough's mayor three times, said there were 360 children in care in the town.
The Government has set up the Troubled Families programme so authorities and their partners can help 120,000 households in England turn their lives around by 2015.
Mr Mallon was feted by politicians in the late 1990s when he adopted a zero tolerance stance against crime while a detective superintendent with Cleveland Police.
He was elected on an independent ticket in 2002, and will stand down in 2015.
The Mayor of Middlesbrough, Ray Mallon, has attacked the government over public sector cuts. The council has been asked to save £72m over five years. Mallon says the reductions will have a devastating effect on the town.