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…

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…


Lanes achieves FORS Bronze transport standard for UK fleet


Lanes Group has achieved, through re-auditing, the Bronze accreditation for its UK transport fleet under the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS). The company first achieved FORS Bronze in 2014 and successfully passed its annual audit in March – demonstrating that it sets nationally recognised safety and operational management standards. The FORS scheme is operated by Transport…