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A busy route out of our area was closed for more than two hours yesterday afternoon after a serious multi-vehicle crash;

The council has announced plans to invest in special education in our area;

...and the anniversary of the birthday of Captain James Cook is set to be marked with a special event today.

 

A busy route out of our area was closed for more than two hours yesterday afternoon after a serious multi-vehicle crash.

The A174 Parkway westbound was closed at around 4.20pm after a collision between a white Vauxhall Astra, a black Volkswagen Polo and a blue Citroen C1 just beyond the A172 Marton turn-off.

The female driver of the Astra was taken by ambulance to James Cook University Hospital, although her injuries were not believed to be serious.

The incident caused extensive rush-hour delays in the area, as well as on surrounding routes.

The road was reopened just after 6.30pm.

 

The council has announced plans to invest in special education in our area.

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council has announced plans to invest in Pathways Special School.

In a report which is due to be considered by Cabinet next Tuesday, proposals will be put forward to relocate the Pathways Special School to another, more central site which can offer expanded and more appropriate provision to the pupils who use the school.

The report proposes that the school is relocated from Tennyson Avenue in Grangetown to a vacant site on Corporation Road in Redcar which was previously used for education purposes.

The current building has limited capacity with poor access and a backlog of maintenance issues.

The new school will be funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency through the Priority Schools Building Programme with a contribution from the council’s Capital Programme.

 

The anniversary of the birthday of Captain James Cook is set to be marked with a special event today.

The great explorer will be celebrated at the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum in Stewart Park later this afternoon, which is the 289th anniversary of his birthday.

To mark the occasion a VIP event is being held for local schoolchildren who have taken part in a competition inspired by Captain Cook in which local children were invited to re-design a Community totem pole.

In total more than 200 entries were received by Middlesbrough Council, and the joint winners were Hannah Wells and Phoebe Parnham.

They will inspect the finished repainted totem pole from 11 this morning, and after that a celebration event will be held in the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum from 1-3 this afternoon, to which everyone is invited.


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