Zetland FM Local News - 24th Mar 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for 24th March 2016
It's reported a conman who tries to scam motorists out of their money is still trying to flag down cars.
In recent weeks police have received numerous reports of a man stopping cars and trying and con good natured drivers out of cash.
The man, described by witnesses as in his 40s, is sometimes accompanied by a woman and a child as he pretends to be stranded and says he needs money to buy petrol.
Yesterday reports surfaced of another sighting of the man on Haverton Hill Road, in Billingham.
Cleveland Police confirmed they had received a call from a member of public, as they continues to investigate a host of claims.
The first sightings of the man were in early January when he was spotted attempting to stop vehicles on the A1085 Trunk Road, at the SSI roundabout between Grangetown and Redcar.
Anyone with information about the man, or his actities. is asked to contact police on 101.
One of the biggest events in the North East’s calendar is back this autumn. The fourth annual Festival of Thrift will be held at the stunning new location of Kirkleatham on 17th and 18th of September this year.
The Festival of Thrift is an award-winning, free, fun, family event. A mix of hands-on learning, making, crafting and sharing through an array of workshops, talks, films, performances and creativity with stalls selling all manner of upcycled, recycled, sustainable and thrifty goods and fabulous creative food and drink from local producers.
The Festival shows how families and individuals can be sustainable, save money and have fun.
For more information visit festivalofthrift.co.uk and sign up to receive email newsletters, keeping you up to date as the Festival programme develops over the next few months.
There was a thrilling battle between two of our areas rival football teams last night as Guisborough Town took on Marske United in the semi-final of the North Riding Senior Cup.
Guisborough opened the scoring in the 37th minute through top scorer Danny Earl.
The Priorymen had the better of the first half and should have gone in at half time with a bigger advantage.
Guisborough then extended their lead in the 56th minute with a goal from Peter Bulmer, before Marske pulled a goal back in the 78th minute through Reece Kelly.
Both teams had chances in a tense final few minutes, but Guisborough held to win the match 2-1. They will now play Middlesbrough in the final.
After the match, Guisborough Town manager Steve Dowling told Zetland FM that he was pleased with his team's performance.