Chewing gum is an unsightly menace that plagues roads and pavements up and down the land. UK consumers get through up to four million pieces of gum every year, and it's a problem that lands UK councils with an eye-watering annual clean-up bill of around £60 million.
From 8 March 2021, if you are the parent or carer of a child who has been asked to self-isolate by the NHS Test, Trace, Protect service (TTP) or their school or childcare provider you may be entitled to a Test and Trace Self Isolation Support payment of £500.
Two newly vaccinated community leaders have urged Middlesbrough's minority communities to help protect themselves and others against Covid-19. Idrees Rashid and Mohammed Asif, both part of Middlesbrough Council's Covid Champions groups, attended at the Riverside Stadium mass-vaccination centre for their first jabs.
A much-needed crossing on a busy Middlesbrough route has been given the green light. The toucan crossing on Stainton Way should be up and running in time for the start of the new school year in September. The aim is to provide a safe crossing point for pedestrians and cyclists.
Middlesbrough Municipal Golf Centre is set to reopen on Monday, March 29, in line with the next step of the Government's Roadmap. Everyone Active will be implementing strict procedures to ensure social distancing on and around the course, along with removing certain equipment to avoid the touching of surfaces.
Middlesbrough has joined a pioneering group of local authorities to launch a local Covid-19 test & trace service as part of a national pilot. The Local-0 scheme sees all cases of Covid-19 in Middlesbrough contacted by a locally-recruited team of contact tracing officers.
A warning is being sounded to parents this week - know where your children are or face a hefty Covid-19 lockdown fine. The move follows a joint operation by Middlesbrough Council and Cleveland Police to tackle large gangs of youths gathering in clear breach of current restrictions.