Friday, April 16, 2021

Drawing on his past

Renowned artist and straight-talking Teessider Mackenzie Thorpe talks for the first time about his battle with cancer… Mackenzie Thorpe knows he is a lucky man. He counts himself as fortunate to have been born and raised in Middlesbrough. He says...
INTERVIEW BY LOU MURRAY PICTURES BY DOUG MOODY A bestselling author who grew up in Eaglescliffe, Adele Parks has 18 published books to her name, with sales of more than 3.5 million. She describes her style as racy rom-com. Her latest...
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...
INTERVIEW BY: MICHAEL MCGEARY PICTURES: CHRIS BOOTH He might prefer fine dining to parmos these days, but Boro legend Tony Mowbray remains a proud Teesside lad at heart. Six years after his time as Middlesbrough manager came to an end, his family...
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...
INTERVIEW BY: MICHAEL MCGEARY PICTURES: CHRIS BOOTH Alistair Griffin, from Castleton, North Yorkshire, sprang to prominence after taking part in the BBC show Fame Academy in 2003. He has since achieved top 20 single success, has written for other artists and for...
As head judge on Strictly Come Dancing, Shirley Ballas is the epitome of glamour. Yet the TV icon - who is appearing in panto at Darlington’s Hippodrome - is far from a diva. She’s open, honest and more than...
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...
It caused a ‘political earthquake’ when Conservative candidate Ben Houchen was voted Tees Valley’s first Mayor by residents of Middlesbrough, Stockton, Redcar and Cleveland, Hartlepool and Darlington in May. Amid the dramatic backdrop of HMS Trincomalee at Hartlepool Marina,...

Soul Man – Paul Smith

As Teesside success stories go, they don’t get much better than Paul Smith’s. Lead singer of much-lauded band Maximo Park, the Billingham-born musician has stayed true to his northern roots... WORDS: JULIE BURNISTON PICTURES: CHRIS BOOTH For those who don’t know him...

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