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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for 16th March 2016



MP for Redcar, Anna Turley has called on the government to conduct an urgent environmental review into the former SSI site following concerns about the impact of hazardous waste on the local environment.

Anna raised the issue in Business Questions in the Commons chamber with the Industry Minister Anna Soubry MP:


Bikers from across the country have paid tribute to demolition worker Mick Collings from Brotton, who died in the collapse at Didcot Power Station on February 23rd.

The funeral of the man who was affectionately known as 'Whitby Mick' in the biker community was held yesterday at Kirkleatham Memorial Park, with a gathering of family and friends afterwards at Brotton Workingmen’s Club.

Mick was a member of the 'Teesriders Motorcycle Club', and riders from the club took part in an emotional procession from Billingham to Skelton in advance of the funeral, before then travelling in convoy to Kirkleatham.

Mick's coffin was carried in a special motorbike sidecar, and as the procession entered the chapel Steppenwolf's 'Born to Be Wild' was played.

Mick was described as a loving and devoted son, dad, husband, grandad and brother.


To mark National Apprenticeship Week the 'Working Together Partnership' hit the streets on Monday to encourage businesses in the area to take on more apprentices.

Members of the Working Together Partnership, which is a coalition of organisations from across our area visited businesses throughout Redcar to encourage them to create new apprenticeship opportunities. It was also an opportunity for the group to share information, advice and guidance regarding recruitment requirements, training needs, upskilling and available funding packages.

In total 103 businesses were visited with at least eight potential apprenticeship leads to follow up and opportunities for both full-time and part-time jobs.

The Partnership was set up to share and disseminate key information on activities within the labour market, which supports employer’s recruitment and workforce development needs, and to help residents of Redcar and Cleveland maximise their employment potential.

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