Zetland FM Local News - 7th November 2022
Multiple emergency services were called to attend an incident in Middlesbrough town centre yesterday evening;
Cleveland Police have confirmed the results of their latest road safety campaign;
...and it's been announced that two businesses are moving into the former Barclays Bank building in Loftus following investment of funding in the town.
Multiple emergency services were called to attend an incident in Middlesbrough town centre yesterday evening.
A section of Linthorpe Road in the town was closed by Cleveland Police as the incident was dealt with.
Cleveland Fire Brigade had seven appliances at the scene at St Georges House, which is a retirement housing complex on Linthorpe Road at the junction with Princes Road.
There were also at least three North East Ambulance Service vehicles and numerous Cleveland Police units on Linthorpe Road.
The road was closed to traffic with the area around St. Georges House cordoned off with police tape.
The exact nature of the incident is unknown, but Cleveland Fire Brigade later confirmed that it was dealt with successfully. They also confirmed that all residents are safe, and they will remain at the scene.
Cleveland Police have confirmed the results of their latest road safety campaign.
A driver alleged to have been speeding at 65mph on a 30mph road was amongst those found during a week-long speeding campaign in our area.
Officers found numerous motorists allegedly driving above the speed limit during the week-long campaign, which began on Monday 17th October.
Examples in the Redcar and Cleveland area include a driver allegedly speeding at 46mph on the B1380 in Eston, and a driver allegedly speeding at 43mph on Whitby Road in Loftus, both of which are 30mph roads.
A total of 320 alleged speeding offences were detected during the campaign.
It's been announced that two businesses are moving into the former Barclays Bank building in Loftus following investment of funding in the town.
After being restored to its former glory, the building opened its doors for the visitor accommodation this week, welcoming visitors from far and wide.
There are also plans for a bridal boutique opening in December.
It's all part of a wider regeneration scheme for the East Cleveland town.
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council secured the freehold of the building in December 2019, with the goal of bringing it back to life and boosting community and business confidence in the high street.