Zetland FM Local News - 20th October 2020
Over 200 new covid-19 cases have been confirmed on Teesside in the daily Public Health England figures;
People in our area are being asked not to attend Remembrance Sunday events in Redcar and Cleveland this year due to the pandemic;
...and a former serviceman has completed one of the most gruelling physical challenges you could think of all in aid of mental health support.
Over 200 new covid-19 cases have been confirmed on Teesside in the daily Public Health England figures.
The updated figures, released yesterday afternoon, revealed that 204 new cases have been recorded.
The cases are an increase of 65 since yesterday, with 70 recorded in Stockton alone, the highest on Teesside.
In Middlesbrough the figure increased by 55, whilst here in Redcar and Cleveland there were 42 new cases.
The update comes as the Health Secretary said fresh talks are to be held this week over potentially introducing stricter measures on Teesside to curb coronavirus.
Matt Hancock told the House of Commons yesterday that Teesside is among the areas where a move to Tier 3 would be discussed.
People in our area are being asked not to attend Remembrance Sunday events in Redcar and Cleveland this year due to the pandemic.
Instead, residents are being asked to take time at home to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
The ceremony at Redcar Cenotaph will be livestreamed on Facebook at 11am on Sunday 8 November for anyone to view and remember in silence.
Organisers of services at all the borough’s cenotaphs, including Eston, Grangetown, Guisborough and Loftus, have been asked to limit ceremonies to wreath-laying and residents are requested to stay at home.
A former serviceman has completed one of the most gruelling physical challenges you could think of all in aid of mental health support.
Property developer and 'mindset coach' Steven Green took on the tremendous feat of running, swimming and cycling two Ironman triathlons over the weekend.
The 43-year-old from Redcar, who appeared in BBC TV show The Mighty Redcar, completed the monumental challenge in 37 hours, raised thousands of pounds for charity and possibly broke a world record in the process.
Steve, who served in the Royal Engineers for over 11 years, dedicated the challenge - which has so far raised over £13,400 - to his mam, Carole, who passed away in June after a battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.