A new pop-up shop, which has just opened in the Dundas Indoor Market in Middlesbrough, provides everything you need to dress up this Halloween – plus a little bit more. The Hellraisers Halloween store is full of pretend blood, contact lenses to make your eyes any colour you want, safe but scary fake weapons of murder, and masks and costumes celebrating horror heroes from Dracula to Chucky. It also sells licensed Star Wars and Marvel Superhero outfits, boiler suits from the TV classic Breaking Bad and even a couple of Donald Trump masks.
A new art show, which spectacularly celebrates famous figures from the worlds of entertainment and sport, opens this week in an unusual exhibition venue in Middlesbrough. For a fortnight artist Bethan Turner’s larger than life portraits will be on view in surroundings familiar to her - the former Boyes store in the Dundas Shopping Centre.
Friends who work together in one of Middlesbrough’s best-known cafes had a day of drama as they competed in the Great North Run to raise money for the James Cook University Hospital. Gemma Brighty – one of the team from Jean’s Kitchen in the Dundas Indoor Market – fell and cut her head after tripping in a pothole just two miles into the half marathon race. Gemma needed hospital treatment and stitches in a head wound but is recovering well from her injury and disappointment.
Two new businesses opening at the Dundas Indoor Market are certain to put a smile on your face. For the last 15 years Shaun Chapman has been helping Teessiders have a good time. He supplies discos, karaoke, photo booths and room decorations and is now opening a one stop party shop.
Four members of staff at one of Middlesbrough’s most popular cafes are taking part in this weekend’s Great North Run to raise money for causes close to all of their hearts.
A popular Middlesbrough retailer is bucking the national trend by opening a new and bigger shop. Rajinder Singh has been running Home Savers, which was started by his dad Nappa in Dundas Indoor Market 10 years ago. He has now moved to a larger shop in the nearby Dundas Centre and offering a new range of products to his customers.
Middlesbrough’s Dundas Indoor Market is offering a Summer of Fun for Teessiders of all ages. For younger visitors, and especially fans of Roald Dahl’s BFG, the market is one of the must- visit stops on Middlesbrough’s marvellous Book Benches Trail.
Middlesbrough is proving to be the right place for Mariam Kuna to pursue her ambitions in both education and business. She moved here three years ago to study Fashion part-time at Teesside University and is now opening a specialist hair salon, thanks to the help from Dundas Market’s Enterprise Scheme.
Middlesbrough’s Live Well Centre – which opened less than two years ago – has won a prestigious national award. It was one of 10 council-run projects nominated in the Public Health Improvements category at the MJ Local Government Achievement Awards, which took place at the famous Hilton Hotel on Park Lane in London.
Teesside’s rockers of all ages can now dress to impress after the opening of a new shop in Middlesbrough’s Dundas Indoor Market. The Alt Box is the brainchild of rock fan and experienced retailer Mark McNaughton from Thornaby.