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A cash injection of more than £2.5m is to be handed to Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland Councils to help develop local action plans to keep Covid-19 under control;

It has been confirmed that the Redcar Lifeboat was not launched yesterday following the crash of an American fighter jet;

...and residents in East Cleveland were awoken by alarms going off after a number of power cuts in the early hours.

 

A cash injection of more than £2.5m is to be handed to Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland Councils to help develop local action plans to keep Covid-19 under control.

The Government is providing £300m to local authorities in England to develop plans to keep the spread of coronavirus under control in local areas. 

The handouts will see Middlesbrough receive £1.6m while Redcar and Cleveland will get a £1.1m share of the cash as part of the launch of the wider NHS Test and Trace Service. 

Every local authority in England has been provided with a share of £300m to develop tailored outbreak control plans, which will set out measures to identify and contain potential coronavirus outbreaks locally in places such as workplaces, housing complexes, care homes and schools.

 

It has been confirmed that the Redcar Lifeboat was not launched yesterday following the crash of an American fighter jet.

Initial reports yesterday morning indicated that the aircraft had crashed into the sea off Redcar, however this was not the case, and the Humber Coastguard quickly confirming the location as 74 nautical miles off Flamborough Head.

The Coastguard helicopter from Humberside was sent to the scene along with Bridlington and Scarborough RNLI lifeboats. 

Following a Mayday broadcast by HM Coastguard, other vessels nearby also headed to the area.

Sadly the body of a man was recovered from the water yesterday afternoon.

 

Residents in East Cleveland were awoken by alarms going off after a number of power cuts in the early hours.

Outages were reported in Skelton, Brotton and Lingdale, as well as parts of Boosbeck.

Most of the power cuts lasted only a few minutes, however there were a number of reports of some areas seeing outages lasting up to half an hour.

It's believed that all services have now been restored.


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