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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for 25th March 2016


Our community remains in shock this morning following the deaths of two women in Redcar.

Police are continuing to question a 34-year-old man in connection with the incidents, which occurred in close proximity to each other on Wednesday evening.

Flowers have left at the Mapleton Crescent home of a 46-year-old woman named locally as Lynne Freeman.

Ms Freeman was described by friends as "a lovely girl with a big heart, who loved and adored her children."

Tributes have also been paid to the second victim who has been named locally as 30-year-old Jodie Betteridge, 

Jodie has been described as "an absolute angel, who lived for her family".

She is believed to have lived at Byland Close on the Lakes Estate in Redcar with her three young children.

Police are carrying out additional patrols in the area over the bank holiday weekend and are urging anyone with any information about either incident to contact them directly on 101 or to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


As the community comes to terms with Wednesday evening's tragic events, St Hilda's Church, Mersey Road, Redcar will be opening its doors this Saturday between midday and 6pm for members of the community who would like to spend time praying, just thinking or talking to someone from the church.


In other news...


Extra consultants have been drafted in to the accident and emergency department at The James Cook University Hospital for the Bank Holiday weekend, to cope with the expected surge in patients.

However, those who are unlucky enough to suffer a minor illness or injury are being reminded A&E is only for accidents and emergencies, and, even with the extra staff on hand, you are still likely to receive quicker treatment via NHS 111, at local walk-in centres or Redcar Primary Care Hospital’s Minor Injuries Unit. 

The A&E department regularly see patients coming in with coughs and colds, headaches, period pain stomach problems caused by over-indulgence - and even sickness and diarrhoea - all of which are most comfortably treated at home, with advice and over the counter remedies from a pharmacist if needed.


Takeaway owners in Redcar and Cleveland are being encouraged to follow simple steps to produce healthier menu options.

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council’s Public Health team is working with takeaway owners to help tackle the obesity problem and wider health issues associated with poor diet, in particular high fat, salt and sugar intake, by providing free ‘takeaway master classes’.  

Takeaway owners with a food hygiene rating of three and above can book on to one of two sessions to be held on Wednesday 13 April.  The first will be held from 10am to 1pm with a second session taking place from 2pm to 5pm at the 25K Centre, Ayton Drive in Redcar.

A number of takeaway business have already booked place on the half day course, so places are limited. 

They will benefit from the invaluable advice and support on offer and will be encouraged to introduce good practice and promote healthy choice options on their menus.  The National Federation of Fish Friers will also be present to discuss healthy cooking practices.

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