Teesside medical director pleads for help from public

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By Stuart Arnold LDRS A senior medic has urged the public to help take the pressure off Teesside hospitals as covid-19 cases hit record numbers. The...

North East leaders expected to call for a national lockdown

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By Herbert Soden North East leaders are expected to urge the Government to impose a national lockdown amid rising coronavirus cases. And, while it is not...

North East devolution hope for 2021

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By Daniel Holland LDRS Talks over a new devolution deal for the North East are set to resume soon after Christmas, with hopes for progress...

North East to get major high street funding boost

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The North-East features heavily on the list of areas receiving funding as part of the governments Future High Streets Fund. The funding aims to transform...

Middlesbrough Councillors join forces to support those in need 

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Middlesbrough Councillors have joined forces to help those in need, both at home and abroad. The independent, Labour and Conservative members have pledged to work...

Teesside Tribute to Covid NHS heroes

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An oak tree will stand as lasting tribute to the NHS heroes of Middlesbrough's Covid-19 response. Longlands & Beechwood ward member Cllr Joan McTigue paid...

Health bosses warn new covid strain very likely in North East already

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By Dan Holland & Alex Metcalfe LDRS North East health bosses have warned that the new strain of covid-19 is “very likely” to have reached...

Annual British Curry Awards recognises efforts during the pandemic

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The annual British Curry Awards or Curry Oscars paid tribute to the unsung heroes of the pandemic who have gone the extra mile for...

North East health boss warns Covid mutation very concerning

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By Herbert Soden LDRS The new strain of coronavirus is “very concerning” so people must “double their efforts” with social distancing, a Gateshead health...

Virus-killing lights at Metro stations

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By James Harrison LDRS Virus-killing lights are due to be installed at Metro stations in a bid to reduce Covid-19 transmission. Bosses on the Tyne and...