NEWS ROUNDUP: Local support for HS2 & solar farm planned for Hartlepool
Local leaders and business groups have outlined their support for HS2 and a new solar farm in Hartlepool has been given the green light.
A report outlining the importance of HS2 has received support from local politicians and business groups.
The report calls on the government to ensure it's finished in full, saying it's essential for local economic growth.
Arguments against the development include the £100 billion price tag, disruption to the countryside and the impact on people's homes.
“The national guidance is that all pupils are offered two assisted lateral flow tests before returning to school,” said David Street, deputy director of Education at Northumberland County Council.
“The taking of the test is voluntary but if, for some reason, people didn’t take the test, when their year group returned to school they would be eligible to return.
“It’s not a problem, everybody takes the tests, but, if somebody didn’t, there will never be a position where someone is not allowed to attend school because they’ve not taken the two precautionary tests.”
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