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TREE PLANTING TO MARK HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY 2022.

A tree will be planted this week to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 in Middlesbrough.

The Town Hall will also be lit in purple on Thursday (January 27) in commemoration of the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.


Exempted visitors asked to show proof of negative lateral flow test

VISITORS who are exempt from COVID-19 hospital patient visiting restrictions are being asked to take a lateral flow test and ensure they have a negative result before attending hospital from today (Tuesday 11 January).


NEWS RELEASE: ISSUED ON BEHALF OF TEES VALLEY COMBINED AUTHORITY  

MAYORS STEP IN TO LAUNCH BUS SERVICE TO HELP TEESPORT WORKERS

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen and Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston have helped to kick-start a new bus service to ensure local people working at companies based at Teesport can get to and from their jobs.

After Mayor Preston raised concerns over the lack of bus routes servicing Teesport, Mayor Houchen acted rapidly to come up with a solution so that employees at sites such as the Tesco Distribution Warehouse could easily get to work if they didn't have a car, with many on 24-hour shift patterns.

 


Middlesbrough Council has acquired a major landmark as part of a drive to secure the town centre's long-term future.

The purchase of the Cleveland Centre was completed this week, with the council agreeing to pay £12m for a shopping centre that changed hands for £85m less than six years ago.

The move has been hailed by Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston as another important step in ensuring long-term jobs and breathing new life into the town centre.

Mayor Preston said the Council was "stepping in to save" the centre.

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