105FM :: Local Radio for Redcar & Cleveland

The total number of reported Coronavirus cases in our area has once again shown an increase since yesterday, according to official figures;

Footage of an apparent large street party in Middlesbrough has attracted criticism;

...and a Redcar man has carried out his own commemoration of VE Day.

 

The total number of reported Coronavirus cases in our area has once again shown an increase since yesterday, according to official figures.

According to the latest figures published yesterday by Public Health England, there have now been 356 confirmed Coronavirus cases in Redcar and Cleveland, out of a local population of just under 137,000 people.

That compares to 345 cases yesterday.

There are currently 615 cases confirmed in Middlesbrough, that's another increase, up from 600 cases yesterday.

 

Footage of an apparent large street party in Middlesbrough has attracted criticism.

A clip circulating on Facebook and Twitter shows a crowd of people on Woodville Avenue in Grove Hill dancing in the street in apparent contravention of the guidelines aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus.

The incident comes after police were forced to break up a street party in Brambles Farm on Monday afternoon after reports of a barbecue and bingo party.

Two 20-year-old men were fined following the party, which saw police forced to return to the scene later on Monday evening.

 

A Redcar man has carried out his own commemoration of VE Day.

As the clock struck 11am yesterday, Eric Howden BEM stood in the street outside his home with the Standard of the Redcar branch of the Royal British Legion which, as branch chairman, he proudly carries at remembrance events every year.

Eric told Zetland FM that due to the coronavirus lockdown, VE Day events which had been planned in Redcar had to be cancelled:

And you can see footage of Eric's commemoration outside his home on the Zetland FM Facebook page.

 


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