BBC News focuses on Middlesbrough for week of features

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The BBC is heading to Middlesbrough for a week to highlight stories that matter to the Teesside town.

We Are Middlesbrough will take place in May and follows the We Are Bradford week last year.

Stories will air on national and regional outlets, online and social media, with local people offered the chance to get involved in the corporation’s editorial process.

Online, there will be a dedicated page for locals to tell the BBC about the Middlesbrough stories they want to be told.

“After the success of our We Are Bradford week, when we received more than 800 stories directly from the audience, I am delighted BBC News is joining forces with our colleagues in BBC England and Radio 1 to bring this exciting project to Middlesbrough ahead of the Big Weekend,” explained Richard Burgess, UK News Editor, BBC News.

“Once again, we’ll be aiming to get the people of Middlesbrough to tell us their stories in their own words - and showcasing those stories across all our output.”

Between 20th and 24th May, teams from BBC Breakfast, Radio 4’s Today programme, the Six and Ten O’Clock News, BBC Radio 5 Live and Radio One Newsbeat will all be in the region.

It includes a pop-up newsroom and an exhibition in the Cleveland Shopping Centre.


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