Zetland FM Local News - 7th July 2022
A local MP has resigned from the Government and called for Boris Johnson to quit saying the Prime Minister's position is 'no longer tenable';
A property in South Bank was cordoned off yesterday after reports of a 'suspicious package';
...and firefighters have tackled a blaze in the grounds of one of our area's most historic stately homes.
A local MP has resigned from the Government and called for Boris Johnson to quit saying the Prime Minister's position is 'no longer tenable'.
Jacob Young, the Conservative MP for Redcar, announced he is resigning as a parliamentary private secretary in the Department of Levelling Up and called for the Prime Minister to step aside to "allow the country to move forward".
In a social media post yesterday evening Mr Young said that he had agonised throughout the day.
He said he had supported the Prime Minister through thick and thin, and that it was because of his loyalty, that he now urged the prime minister to step aside and allow the country to move forward.
The call by Mr Young is a further severe blow to Boris Johnson, demonstrating that previously loyal 'red wall' MPs are now deserting him.
A property in South Bank was cordoned off yesterday after reports of a 'suspicious package'.
Police attended the scene on Victoria Street at around 3.10pm and taped the area off as a precautionary measure.
At around 6pm officers from the bomb squad entered the property and deployed a robot at the scene.
No further details of the incident have yet been released, however it is understood that the bomb squad officers left the scene at around 7.15pm.
Firefighters have tackled a blaze in the grounds of one of our area's most historic stately homes.
Cleveland Fire Brigade said crews attended a building fire in the grounds of Ormesby Hall in Middlesbrough yesterday at around 5pm.
Three fire appliances and an officer attended the building fire.
The roof of a small outbuilding was destroyed in the blaze and the building also suffered smoke damage.
It is not yet known what started the fire.