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A week-long campaign targeting speeding drivers will take place across Cleveland and Durham from Monday;

Network Rail and Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen have signed off a £1million investment to fund a study which will look at ways to improve the region’s rail freight network;

...and running enthusiasts and fun runners alike are being reminded that entries to the SABIC Eston Nab Challenge Race close on Sunday 12 August at midnight.

 

A week-long campaign targeting speeding drivers will take place across Cleveland and Durham from Monday.

The speed enforcement campaign will see police forces target irresponsible and dangerous drivers committing excess speed offences.

The campaign is part of a continuous program to tackle the causes of fatal and serious road traffic collisions.

In June and July, officers stopped over 3400 motorists across Cleveland Durham as part of a crackdown on drink and drug driving, which saw them detect 193 offences.

Officers will use the week of action to raise awareness by highlighting the risks of speeding to drivers and encouraging them to obey speed limits and drive at speeds safe for the road environment in order to help prevent fatalities and serious injuries on the roads.

 

Network Rail and Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen have signed off a £1million investment to fund a study which will look at ways to improve the region’s rail freight network.

The cash will help to resolve issues on parts of the East Coast Main Line, where low bridges and tunnels currently restrict the size of cargo containers that can be used.

The line carries containers travelling between Felixstowe and Teesport on a daily basis, with the largest containers taking a time consuming and costly detour via Darlington.

Network Rail is contributing £750,000 to the project, through their Strategic Freight Network which is funded by the Department for Transport, with a further £250,000 from the Tees Valley Combined Authority. It will be used to find a workable solution to increasing the container sizes on the line.

 

Running enthusiasts and fun runners alike are being reminded that entries to the SABIC Eston Nab Challenge Race close on Sunday 12 August at midnight.

The race on Saturday 18 August starts from Eston village centre, taking in the magnificent views of the Eston hills before reaching the Nab itself.

With a 5km and a 10km race, ‘The Nab’ is an ideal race for runners of all levels.

The SABIC Eston Nab Challenge Race is a partnership of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, event sponsors SABIC and race organisers Hardmoors.

To enter the SABIC Eston Nab Challenge Race, please visit: hardmoors110.org.uk


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