Zetland FM Local News - 9th November 2020
The total number of covid-19 cases in Redcar and Cleveland since the outbreak began has now passed 3,000 for the first time;
The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team have been called into action in our area;
...and a stunning painted remembrance mural has been unveiled in Redcar.
The total number of covid-19 cases in Redcar and Cleveland since the outbreak began has now passed 3,000 for the first time.
Latest figures released at the weekend show that the daily infection total across Teesside has risen by 401, a rise on Friday's statistics which showed 343 new cases.
The highest number of those were in Stockton, with an increase of 148, whilst in Middlesbrough the number increased by 82.
Here in Redcar and Cleveland there were a further 125 new cases reported.
The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team have been called into action in our area.
Cleveland Police contacted the team just before 11.30am on Friday following a report of two dogs stuck in a hole in woods above Hutton village which had been created by old mine workings.
Team members attended the scene and rescued a husky dog was rescued after a Team member accessed the hole wearing a body harness connected to a rope system.
The second dog, a springador, was also rescued and both dogs, who were unharmed, were reunited with their owners.
A stunning painted remembrance mural has been unveiled in Redcar.
The incredible work of art pays tribute to all branches of the armed forces - and even includes a special rainbow for those whose lives have been lost in the covid pandemic.
The make over has transformed the side of a house next to the seaside town's Garden of Remembrance, where Elliot Street meets Coatham Road.
The memorial was painted by artist Drew Allan who worked alongside a number of local firms who offered their services for free to help make the project possible.
A second phase of development for the garden is also planned which will see the introduction of a brick wall with inscriptions paying tribute to lost servicemen, plus a sculpture.