Middlesbrough News

20 years together in sewage – and never a dull moment


Friends Debora Harrison and Doug Meynell are looking forward to the 20th anniversary since they started working at the same drainage depot on the same day. They met for the first time on 5th June 2000, the day they both started at Lanes Group plc’s Teesside depot – and approaching two decades later, they’re still…

Northumbrian Water demonstrates urgent case for Unblocktober


Northumbrian Water and Lanes Group plc have promoted the national Unblocktober campaign by demonstrating the major sewer problems caused by wet wipes in the North East of England. The water company invited BBC Tees radio presenter Gary Philipson to visit its Cargo Fleet pumping station to see Lanes wastewater operatives clear some of the hundreds…

Drainage surveys pave way for major road upgrade


CCTV surveys of highway drains along one of the busiest stretches of road in the North East of England have helped pave the way for a major improvement project. Highways England has earmarked up to £128m to upgrade the A19 between Norton and Wynyard in the Tees Valley to reduce congestion, noise pollution, and to…