A new test site for people with symptoms of Covid-19 has opened in Middlesbrough. ‘Walk-through' tests are now available in Pallister Park. The car park next to Pallister Park, off Ormesby Road, has been converted to a test centre and will be open 8am-8pm, seven days a week.
Middlesbrough is believed to be the first town or city in the UK to pledge every child will have access to an internet device to support their education. Middlesbrough Council today confirmed the "learning lifeline" for young people after headteachers identified equipment gaps that left children at risk of being left behind.
An urgent appeal has been sounded warning people to be on their guard against scams and cons under the cover of lockdown. And they're being urged to look out for elderly and vulnerable relatives, friends and neighbours who may fall prey to unscrupulous fraudsters.
Lockdown patrols by street wardens and police are reinforcing the ‘stay at home' message as Covid puts local NHS services under huge pressure. Middlesbrough Council wardens, neighbourhood police officers and PCSOs are teaming up to remind people of the rules which are in place to save lives.
Andy Preston is backing calls from a Teesside charity for the government to support schools dealing with “a children’s mental health pandemic”. The Middlesbrough mayor has joined forces with the Russ Devereux Headlight Project ahead of Children’s Mental Health Week (February 1-7).
A community consultation is set to get underway on plans for an expansive country park in Middlesbrough. The Stainsby Country Park & Masterplan has been a work in progress for a number of years with a series of revisions made following consultations.
A drug den bringing misery and fear to a local community has been shut down – the second in less than a week. It’s the latest strike in a town-wide drive by Middlesbrough Council and Cleveland Police to win back law-abiding streets from dealers, thugs and yobs.
Covid-19 restrictions saw Middlesbrough Mela go virtual last year for the first time in its 30-year history. A mere pandemic wasn't enough to halt the region's greatest multi-cultural celebration in its tracks, and it's now been awarded Best Online Mela category at the 2020 UK Bhangra Awards.