Zetland FM Local News - 25th February 2021
The latest figures show another 142 coronavirus cases have been recorded on Teesside;
A major road in our area was closed for almost two hours following a road traffic accident;
...and it's been announced that a new, lower emission petrol set to be rolled out across the UK will be produced in our area, securing local jobs.
The latest figures show another 142 coronavirus cases have been recorded on Teesside.
The biggest daily rise was in Stockton, with 46 new cases, closely followed by Middlesbrough where there were 42 more cases.
Here in Redcar and Cleveland there were a further 32.
A major road in our area was closed for almost two hours following a road traffic accident.
The three vehicle smash, which involved a white Land Rover, a white Vauxhall car, and another vehicle happened at around 11am on the A171 close to the junction with Swindale Lane, near Lockwood Beck.
Emergency services, including the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Cleveland Fire Brigade, attended the scene.
One person was taken to James Cook University Hospital and three others treated at the scene.
It's been announced that a new, lower emission petrol set to be rolled out across the UK will be produced in our area, securing local jobs.
E10 petrol, which is a mixture of petrol and ethanol made from materials such as low-grade grains, sugars and waste wood, will be rolled out across the country from September.
The Department for Transport announced that one of the companies set to benefit will be biofuel plant Ensus, based in Redcar, which will increase its production to develop the new E10 fuel.
Its introduction on UK roads could cut transport CO2 emissions by 750,000 tonnes per year, the equivalent of taking 350,000 cars off the road.