Sunday, October 20, 2019
Joe Hammill is frontman of popular Tees band Cattle & Cane, where he plays alongside siblings Helen and Fran, while he is also enjoying an increasingly successful career as a songwriter. Now Cattle and Cane are set to be joined on stage...

Flying for Finlay

How Colin and Julie Cooper have turned their darkest hour into a children’s charity that’s become an incredible force for good Colin and Julie Cooper’s world is filled with dragonflies. The first thing visitors to their Harrogate home notice is...
WORDS: MICHAEL MCGEARY PICTURES: MARTIN WALKER She’s dined with the Queen, interviewed some of the biggest names in show business and counts Ant and Dec among her friends, but Pam Royle remains very much a North Yorkshire girl at heart. For 35...
Tees gold medallist swimmer Aimee Willmott talks to Tees Life co-editor Martin Walker… Gold Coast swimming heroine Aimee Willmott reckons a 50-metre pool for Teesside could help unearth future stars of the sport. The 25-year-old, who won gold at the Commonwealth...
Nunthorpe-born Kirsten O’Brien has never been far away from the airwaves, with her TV and radio work constantly busy. We caught up with Kirsten at the beautiful Grade I-listed Acklam Hall in Middlesbrough, close to where she grew up... INTERVIEW...

Psycho-therapy

Teesside fashionista Steve Cochrane takes to the couch to reveal his innermost thoughts about his thriving business… WORDS: ADAM STEEL PICTURES: CHRIS BOOTH Steve Cochrane is in triumphant mood as we sit down in the boardroom of his flagship Middlesbrough premium fashion...
INTERVIEW BY CARRIE COSGROVE PICTURES BY DOUG MOODY After finding fame as Jet on TV’s Gladiators, hosting the mid-morning show on BBC Tees and becoming a qualified psychotherapist, Diane Youdale has come a long way from gymnastics classes at the Billingham...
The most successful manager in Middlesbrough Football Club’s history, Steve McClaren left Boro for the England job in 2006. He’s since worked in Holland and Germany, as well as Nottingham, Newcastle and Derby, but he and his family have...

Artisan of Art

We talk to the Boro legend’s daughter achieving goals of her own... WORDS: JOANNE BARRETT PICTURES: CHRIS BOOTH By her own admission Lucy Pittaway is a wear-your-heart-on-your-sleeve kind of a person. And there’s no doubt about it, that maxim absolutely shines through in...
Strictly Teesside Acklam Hall’s grandeur is a far cry from Mark Benton’s Grangetown upbringing but the actor is relaxed enough to look quite at home as he lounges in the luxury of one of the magnificent hall’s meetings rooms. But, as...

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