Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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...
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...

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...
Middlesbrough-born businessman Andy Preston is the founder and driving force behind local charities, Teesside Philanthropic Foundation and CEO Sleepout. Through the latter, he also launched The Fork in the Road charity restaurant on Linthorpe Road. Teesside Life The restaurants I love to...
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...

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...
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...
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...
One of the Tees region’s most well-known businessmen, Raj Singh’s business interests include a number of residential care homes, a construction company and investment properties across the UK. Having started out in business as a teenager with an off-license...
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...

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