Bars, pubs and eateries across Middlesbrough are being urged to play their part in stemming the spread of the deadly coronavirus pandemic. The warning from Middlesbrough Council's Public Protection Service follows a spate of flagrant rule breaches after Monday's easing of lockdown restrictions.
A true army of selfless volunteers is proving a lifeline for those struggling for food and shelter during lockdown. The Salvation Army are on the pandemic frontline with hot food, friendship and support for those in need during the worst public health crisis in living memory.
When lockdown was announced for the first time last year, like many arts and culture organisations, Tees Valley Youth Music initiative MUSINC did not know what the future would bring. After seeing many of the region's youth clubs close and a lack of musical provision, it was determined to deliver this much-needed support.
Measures are being put in place to help keep Middlesbrough people safe as the country prepares for the next stage of the exit from lockdown. The government's roadmap allows for non-essential retail to open from Monday, with pubs and restaurants permitted to serve customers outside from the same day.
Middlesbrough Libraries' popular Click & Collect service is set to stay as the country emerges from the latest phase of coronavirus lockdown. The good news for Boro bookworms is that the service at community hubs and libraries will continue when restrictions begin to ease from Monday (April 12).