Barrow’s newest hotel launches Great British Vacation campaign

Barrow’s newest hotel – the Holiday Inn Express – is at the forefront of a new campaign to attract holidaymakers to Cumbria after it emerges from more than 100 days of lockdown. The hotel has launched the Great British Vacation to provide guests with a special package of offers and it has teamed up with…

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Wilton Centre weathers the pandemic storm and flourishes

Despite the months of worldwide business stagnation brought about by the coronavirus crisis, companies at the Wilton Centre have more than weathered the storm. Occupiers have been able to reveal significant steps forward and – for a group of students from Teesside – the pandemic has provided unexpected opportunities. The Wilton Centre in Redcar is…

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Hotel provides guests with reassuring insight into safety steps

Guests of Barrow’s newest and biggest hotel – the Holiday Inn Express – are being provided with a reassuring insight of what to expect even before they check in. The hotel has produced a special video showing in detail the comprehensive range of COVID-secure measures it has taken to keep its customers and staff safe….

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Barrow hotel re-opening welcomed

A senior Barrow councillor has welcomed the decision to re-open the town’s Holiday Inn Express to allow key workers to stay. Barrow’s newest and biggest hotel opened in December but had to shut in March because of the lockdown. On 1 June, however, it started welcoming key worker guests after introducing a comprehensive range of…

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NHS praise for North East video production company

The head of nursing at a NHS Foundation Trust has praised a North East video production company for its exemplary and professional support during the coronavirus crisis. The County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust has used videos produced by 3 Point Media – based in Darlington – to send urgent information to its 9,000…

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Teesside students recruited in the fight against COVID-19

Six Teesside students have been recruited by a company which is at the forefront of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Absolute Antibody, based at The Wilton Centre in Redcar, works with 14 of the world’s top 15 pharmaceutical companies who are trying to develop a vaccine or treatment for the virus. “You go into…

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Barrow’s Holiday Inn Express re-opens for key workers in June

Barrow’s newest and biggest hotel has introduced a series of COVID safety measures to allow it to re-open for key workers. The 127-room Holiday Inn Express opened in December but had to close in March after the government put the country into lockdown. Now though, after major preparations behind the scenes, the hotel will again…

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Ashington’s new Scrub Hub ready for orders

Ashington’s new Scrub Hub is ready for orders and urging South East Northumberland’s NHS and care workers to get in touch if they are in urgent need of protective equipment. The group – one of more than 120 now set up in the UK – is made up of professional and hobby clothes makers who…

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Volunteer group to make protective clothing for key workers

Northumberland businesses have joined forces with a charity and volunteers to make desperately needed personal protective equipment for local health workers. The group is led by Kate Dawson, founder of Ashington-based The All-in-One Company, and is part of a growing network of Scrub Hubs which have been set up around the country to harness the…

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