Zetland FM Local News - 3rd November 2020
The steep rise in coronavirus cases on Teesside has continued, as a national lockdown looms;
The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called into action in our area yesterday evening;
...and the bulldozers have moved in as work starts to demolish Redcar's iconic Regent cinema.
The steep rise in coronavirus cases on Teesside has continued, as a national lockdown looms.
A national lockdown is also set to come into force this Thursday in a bid to curb the spread before the NHS is left in a vulnerable state.
Yesterday 283 new cases were announced on Teesside.
Stockton remains the worst affected area and saw 95 new cases confirmed.
In Middlesbrough there were 73 new cases, whilst here in Redcar and Cleveland there were a further 76.
The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called into action in our area yesterday evening.
North Yorkshire Police contacted the team just after 8.30 last night with a report of two women who stated that they were lost in the vicinity of Roseberry Topping.
They were unable to provide a precise location and their mobile phone was low on power.
Just over 30-minutes after the initial call the team managed to locate them safe and well and escorted them to nearby Aireyholme Farm where they were handed over into the care of the Police to reunite them with their car.
The team vehicle was then returned to Base.
The bulldozers have moved in as work starts to demolish Redcar's iconic Regent cinema.
Demolition and groundworks have begun at The Regent ahead of a £9.86m redevelopment.
A new modern facility will be built at the current site which will go on to show new film releases as well as more diverse screenings.
The new venue, which will replace the historic art deco building, will seat almost 200 people and will have three screens.
It will also have a licensed café bar with spectacular sea views.
It is expected to open in spring 2022.