Zetland FM Local News - 22nd December 2020
A further 296 people have tested positive for Covid-19 on Teesside in the past 24 hours;
North-east health bosses have warned that the new strain of covid-19 is “very likely” to have reached our region already;
...and it's been revealed that a North East-based hotel chain is set to build a new hotel in Redcar.
A further 296 people have tested positive for Covid-19 on Teesside in the past 24 hours.
According to the latest figures from Public Health England, the highest number of new cases are in Stockton, where 114 have been confirmed.
In Middlesbrough the total is 65, whilst here in Redcar and Cleveland there were 19 new confirmed cases.
North-east health bosses have warned that the new strain of covid-19 is “very likely” to have reached our region already.
Public health directors from seven councils north of Teesside say that, while there is no clear proof of the new virus variant spreading here yet, they believe it is already present in the region.
The experts also warned people not to spend Christmas Day with anyone who has travelled from a Tier 4 area.
It's been revealed that a North East-based hotel chain is set to build a new hotel in Redcar.
Subject to planning approval, the North East chain, Inn Collection Group, who also own the Kings Head in Newton-under-Roseberry and The Stables in Whitby, are set to finance and develop the hotel and family restaurant which will be based in Coatham.
This follows the announcement that a ‘heads of terms agreement’ had been met between Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and the Group, meaning an agreement has been reached on how the Council will release the site.
The Group are intending to spend £6.5million on the development.
You can see pictures of the proposed hotel on the Zetland FM Facebook page.