Zetland FM Local News - 18th March 2020
Organisers of the 2020 Tour de Yorkshire have announced that this year's event is to be postponed;
A student at Stokesley School is self isolating after a suspected case of coronavirus in their family;
...and the Sirius Minerals mine project has officially been renamed.
Organisers of the 2020 Tour de Yorkshire have announced that this year's event is to be postponed.
The event was due to finish it's first day in Redcar on 30th April.
In a statement, the organisers said that the event is one of the best supported races in the cycling calendar but the safety of everyone involved from the athletes to the spectators must be the number one priority.
Following consultation with stakeholders and sponsors Welcome to Yorkshire held in depth and constructive discussions with both ASO and British Cycling (both TDY race partners) with all parties in agreement that this is the right and responsible course of action.
The sixth edition of the annual cycle race was scheduled to take place between 30th April and 3rd May 2020 but the developing situation with regards to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) means continuing with the event as planned simply became untenable.
A student at Stokesley School is self isolating after a suspected case of coronavirus in their family.
An email was put out to parents of the 1,180-pupil school on Monday from head teacher Hannah Millett stressing there is no indication the unidentified student is infected.
The school has taken the measure as a precaution, said the correspondence, and is following public health advice to ensure students and staff are kept safe.
The Sirius Minerals mine project has officially been renamed.
The project will now be known as the Anglo American Woodsmith Project, after the mining giant's takeover became official.
Shares in Sirius Minerals were delisted yesterday morning and the first funds will be transferred to the project from new owner Anglo American, to pay wages and keep the wheels turning.
CEO of Anglo American Mark Cutifani was on Teesside to visit the project's handling facility at Wilton and other sites, where he met with staff and reassured them about their jobs following months of uncertainty.