Zetland FM Local News - 17th March 2020
The Tour de Yorkshire cycling race looks likely to become the latest sporting event to be called off due to the coronavirus pandemic;
Three people have been arrested and a quantity of class C drugs recovered from a proprty in Middlesbrough;
...and the last remaining bank in North Ormesby is to close.
The Tour de Yorkshire cycling race looks likely to become the latest sporting event to be called off due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Officials from Welcome to Yorkshire have confirmed talks are taking place with joint organisers Amaury Sport Organisation as well as sponsors and local councils about whether the cycling event can go ahead.
Last night's Tour de Yorkshire roadshow in Marske was postponed by the organisers.
The Tour de Yorkshire is currently scheduled to take place from April 30 to May 3 and had been expected to be watched hundreds of thousands of spectators.
The first stage of this year's men race was due to go from Beverley to Redcar.
Three people have been arrested and a quantity of class C drugs recovered from a proprty in Middlesbrough.
Middlesbrough Neighbourhood Officers carried out a drugs warrant at a property on Chester Road in Middlesbrough yesterday afternoon.
The warrant was executed after receiving intelligence from the local community.
Officers arrested one man aged 59 and two women aged 28 and 38 on suspicion of drugs offences and they were all taken into custody.
Anyone reporting information regarding drugs activity in their local area can contact Cleveland Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The last remaining bank in North Ormesby is to close.
Barclays has announced its branch in Kings Road is to shut in June and has written to customers confirming the closure.
It said the decision to close a branch was “never an easy one” as it set out alternative options for customers, including banking online.
The bank will close on June 17. No details have yet been given over the impact on bank staff.