Zetland FM Local News - 16th March 2020
The number of cases of coronavirus in our area has remained static over the weekend;
Crews from Cleveland Fire Brigade were called to a house fire in our area yesterday;
...and a crackdown of drivers who use their mobile phone at the wheel is being launched by police today.
The number of cases of coronavirus in our area has remained static over the weekend.
According to the latest figures published by Public Health England, there has been one reported case of the virus in Redcar and Cleveland, which was in a person who had recently returned from an affected country and is now self-isolating.
Government advice remains to wash your hands regularly and to stay at home and self-isolate if you feel unwell.
Crews from Cleveland Fire Brigade were called to a house fire in our area yesterday.
Just before 5pm yesterday two fire appliances from Grangetown were called to attend a house fire at Westerdale Avenue in Dormanstown.
Two jets and four breathing apparatus sets were used to extinguished the fire in the conservatory of the property.
There was extensive fire damage to the conservatory, with heat and smoke damage to parts of the kitchen.
A crackdown of drivers who use their mobile phone at the wheel is being launched by police today.
Officers from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit will carry out operations to educate drivers and enforce the law.
It’s illegal to hold a phone or sat nav while driving and it cannot block your view of the road.
Drivers must also be in full control of your vehicle at all times. You can be stopped by police and prosecuted if they think you’re not in control and are distracted.
The law applies even when you’re stopped at traffic lights or queuing in traffic. If caught using a hand-held phone, drivers face six penalty points and a £200 fine.