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Live Reporting

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  1. 'Teen pregnancy has calmed me down'

    Philippa Goymer

    Broadcast Journalist

    As you might have seen, this week the BBC is running its We Are Middlesbrough project with people from the town telling us about the stories that matter to them.

    I spoke to some teenage mums to find out about their experiences.

    Middlesbrough has the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in England and Wales, but the young mothers I met told me about the loving relationships their children will have.

    One, Robyn (pictured), said the extra responsibility had helped her turn her life around having previously been heavily into drinking and partying.

    Teenage mum Robyn
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    Video caption: Middlesbrough's weather for Tuesday 21 May

    Cloudy but sunny with highs of 11C (52F).

  3. Weather: Fine and dry with plenty of sunshine

    Lisa Gallagher

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Many parts of the region will see the best weather of the week today. It will be fine and dry for most with a good deal of sunshine.

    A touch of fair-weather cloud will develop towards coastal areas, but should not affect temperatures too much.

    Maximum temperatures will be normal for the time of year at about 17C (63°F).

    Weather map
  4. Welcome to our live coverage

    Good morning and welcome to our live coverage.

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    Video caption: We Are Middlesbrough: Pregnant teenagers tell their story

    Robyn and Megan say falling pregnant as teenagers changed their lives for the better.

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    Video caption: Club Together: The team bringing refugees and asylum seekers together

    The men who play for the Middlesbrough club say it helps give them a sense of belonging.

  7. Middlesbrough pub selling parking spaces for Radio 1's Big Weekend

    A Middlesbrough pub is selling parking spaces next to the BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend site to raise money for charity.

    With just days to go until the event at Stewart Park, final preparations are under way ahead of performances by the likes of Miley Cyrus, Stormzy, The 1975 and Little Mix.

    The Rudds Arms in Marton has been selling off spaces at its car park with the proceeds going to Teesside Hospice.

    The pub's manager, Rob Watson, said the hospice has played a big part in his life and he's hoping the car park will raise £1,500.

  8. Tributes paid to stabbed Middlesbrough dad

    The family and friends of a Middlesbrough man who died after being stabbed last week have paid tribute to him.

    John Lewis, 32 died following an incident on Crescent Road in the town last Tuesday.

    His partner, Keighley Waghorn, said words couldn't describe what he meant to his family and added: "We will never forget you".

    A 28-year-old-man has been charged with Mr Lewis’ murder and court proceedings are ongoing.

    John Lewis and family
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    Video caption: Mackenzie Thorpe's art inspired by Middlesbrough home

    Last month the 62-year-old artist was given the freedom of the town.

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    Video caption: Middlesbrough’s last foundry keeping the flame alive

    Sam Turner is the youngest member of a foundry team and is keen to keep the skills alive.

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    Video caption: Rubies charity helps girls to be proud of Middlesbrough

    Rubies was set up after a report claimed Middlesbrough was the worst place for girls to grow up.

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    Video caption: Streetwise Opera group tackles Middlesbrough homelessness

    Many of the singers had never seen an opera before, thinking it was just "a rich person's thing".

  13. Why is Middlesbrough spelled Middlesbrough?

    In the build up to We Are Middlesbrough, one question we have been asked a lot is why the town's name is spelled that way rather than Middlesborough.

    The Gazette has previously attempted to answer this question, with the consensus being there is not a categorical reason.

    One argument is that a clerk missed out the first "o" in error, and the mistake has stuck.

    Do you have any other ideas as to how Boro got its name and spelling?

    Contact us using #BBCWeAreMiddlesbrough on social media, email us wearemiddlesbrough@bbc.co.uk or by phone on 07711 348822.

  14. We Are Middlesbrough - we want to hear from you

    Lots of different parts of the BBC are on Teesside for We Are Middlesbrough - a week-long project telling the stories that matter to people in the area.

    These stories will be told told on online on our dedicated page, on radio and on TV during this week and in the weeks ahead.

    We'll also be bringing you those stories here as well.

    We've got a pop-up newsroom and an exhibition in the Cleveland Shopping Centre from 11:00 to 18:00 every day.

    Pop in and tell us your story ideas and meet some of the people you hear on the radio and watch on the television.

    For more information follow #BBCWeAreMiddlesbrough on social media.

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    Video caption: Sheesiders: The 'ultimate girl group' for Middlesbrough

    Two women set up a 'girl group' to save other women from 'toxic friendships' and loneliness in Middlesbrough.