A pioneering initiative to protect the vulnerable as the coronavirus pandemic took hold has been hailed a success. Middlesbrough's shielding and community hubs - known as the Help Boro Hub - helped up to 1,000 people a week across the town during the first period of lockdown.
More people around Middlesbrough can now apply for financial support if they're instructed to self-isolate due to Covid-19. A national scheme open to those currently in receipt of qualifying benefits provides payments of £500 for those that meet the criteria.
Individuals and businesses breaking Covid-19 rules risk "putting Middlesbrough's future on hold", it's been warned. The town's infection rate had rocketed to 464 per 100,000 of population as of Friday. Current Covid regulations state that people should stay at home other than for specific purposes.
Leaders of children's social care in Middlesbrough have thanked Ofsted for their latest findings as work continues to radically improve services. Ofsted has provided feedback following a monitoring visit designed to support Middlesbrough Council's journey of improvement.
Work on the latest phase of Middlesbrough's cutting edge Boho campus is gaining momentum. Construction on Boho 8 started earlier this year with the project on target for completion early in 2021. And this week Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston donned a hard hat for a progress update and a tour of the site.