Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

What's on Your Must-Do List for Next Year?

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

What's on Your Must-Do List for Next Year?

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Byline: Laura Love Reporter laura.love@trinitymirror.com

SETTING a "bucket list" is something many people do at the end of a year.

But while many people set themselves challenges that often require travelling the world or copious amounts of money, why not set yourself a list of things to do that are right on your doorstep? So if your up for a challenge or two but can't think what to do close to home, we have listed a few things we think you should do in 2016.

Head to foodie paradise SET to be a haven for foodies, Bedford Street in Middlesbrough town centre is set to be open for business by the spring.

There will be a gourmet pizza kitchen, a Mexican restaurant, coffee specialist, bakery, pie shop, a cocktail bar, micro-pub and smoked meat restaurant.

There will also be a monthly artisan food market.

So if you're up for some tasty treats, you will want to head here.

Go for a bounce at Jump 360 HAVING opened in earlier this month, the centre at the former Collectables store on Stockton's Portrack Lane, features basketball lanes, foam pits, a penalty shootout area and tumble tracks.

There are also toddler sessions, a weekly dodgeball league, fitness classes, and Jump Late sessions, where adults can bounce along to chart music while the state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems are in full swing.

So if you haven't been yet, 2016 is the year to go.

Say you saw the Tour de Yorkshire MIDDLESBROUGH will host the start of the third and final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire in May.

The 123-mile stage will include more than 2,500 metres of climbing, two sprints and six King of the Mountain segments.

The riders will start in Middlesbrough Centre Square before the racing gets under way on the outskirts of Nunthorpe, near to Poole Hospital.

The route will take the riders to Great Ayton, Stokesley and Hutton Rudby before the stage moves on to Northallerton and Hambleton.

Celebrate Boro's Carling Cup win on the actual day (February 29) - all thanks to the leap year BORO beat Bolton Wanderers 2-1 to clinch their first major trophy on February 29, 2004.

But with the event falling on a leap year, fans can only celebrate this momentous occasion every four years. …

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