New laws have come into force to protect tenants against unfair fees imposed by landlords and letting agents. Middlesbrough Council's Public Protection Service has been looking at what the legislation means for people living in the private rented sector in Middlesbrough.
Customers who visited Manjaros restaurant in Middlesbrough are being urged to stay alert after two diners tested positive for Covid-19. Two people from the same family who tested positive for coronavirus on August 5 were at the Linthorpe Road restaurant on Monday, August 3, from 4.30pm. They did not pick up the infection from Manjaros.
Middlesbrough Council has been made aware of five further positive Covid-19 tests on Sunday (August 9). Four of the tests date from August 7 and one from August 5. The Council and Public Health England’s North East Health Protection Team have started contact tracing work.
A lane on the A66 through Middlesbrough will be closed until midday tomorrow (Thursday, August 6) to allow for emergency repair work. One of the lanes on the eastbound carriageway at Newport Interchange will be closed overnight to enable a pothole to be repaired.
A huge congratulations is being said to everyone who joined in the Middlesbrough Midsummer Challenges with 30 days of fun, reading related activities. The month-long event #BoroReads run by the National Literacy Trust and promoted by the Middlesbrough School Readiness Team attracted more than 550 participants.
Middlesbrough's cafes, bars and restaurants are being made aware that temporary licences are available to allow them to serve customers outdoors. To assist hospitality businesses to safely reopen the Government have passed new legislation which will allow businesses to apply for temporary a Pavement Licence.