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LOCATION: Billingham. HOUSE TYPES: Full range. SCHOOLS: Primary schools include Roseberry Junior School, Pentland Primary School, Oakdene Primary School. Secondary schools include St Michael's RC Comprehensive and Northfield School and Sports College.
By Anonymous A Pounds 500 million gas-fired power plant on Teesside has been approved by energy minister Malcolm Wicks. Thor Cogeneration Ltd is to build the 1,020MW combined heat and power plant at Seal Sands near Billingham.
By P DICKENSON CLLR Ken Lupton says that pounds 15m will be spent on refurbishing Billingham Forum. Passing the Forum every day, I see a massive structure of scaffolding on one end, but I can't see what work has been carried out.
FILM star Jamie Bell says he has a new influence in his life keeping him grounded . . . his girlfriend. But he's keeping his new love's identity a closely guarded secret because she does not work in showbusiness. Jamie of Billingham, Teesside, previously dated actress Evan Rachel Wood.
By M ELVIDGE IN your report on the death of the last ironstone miner who worked in the Eston mine, it is stated that it "has brought the curtain down on the long-gone ironstone mining ... to East Cleveland and beyond".
By MARIE LEVY A LOVING mum who lost her courageous fight against a brain tumour has inspired a bumper charity night. Christine Hutchinson was 39 when she lost her three-year-battle for life.
By KELLEY PRICE LANDFILL tax rises show no signs of slowing and Teesside firms are feeling the pinch. But a growing number of environmental projects are striking gold on the back of the Government's first green tax on dumping waste.
By Paul Delplanque THE "VAGABOND" ENTERTAINERS: The Vagabond Concert Party were a group of voluntary entertainers entertaining old folk and disabled people in their homes.
BILLINGHAM: Sports drome staff have shared details of Indepen DANCE, a show choreographed by 120 pupils at Northfield School and Sports College in Billingham which will be performed from July 8- 10.
By SUE SCOTT Nature's World environmental centre is planning to ramp up its corporate partnership programme following a pounds 200,000 bid to the Big Lottery Fund.
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