A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Friday 8th April:

Officers from Cleveland Police are reminding householders to be vigilant about where they are keeping their car keys after a number of burglaries across the area during March in which cars were stolen.

In March, thirteen offences were reported, whereby the house keys were located with the car keys on them.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Downes advises people to keep their house and car keys separate so that this doesn’t happen. They should be kept out of view, not on stairs, tables or hooks near to doors where they can potentially be reached by thieves using the letterbox of a property with a homemade hook to get at them.

He went on to say that Cleveland Police is doing everything possible to reduce the numbers of burglary victims and simple methods to prevent a burglary are worth considering.


People making a difference in their community across Redcar and Cleveland have been recognised at the first ever PIN Community Awards.

PIN – which stands for the People’s Information Network – allows residents across the borough to quickly and easily find useful services, ranging from breakfast clubs to information on training providers.

The Awards, held recently at Tuned In, Redcar celebrated all the people who make a difference to their communities, offering their time and support. The winners this year included Health Walk Leaders, Community Health Champions and Chairs/Vice Chairs from Children’s Centres across the borough.

The Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland Councillor Brenda Forster said she was delighted to be at the launch of a great resource for residents across the borough and to present the Awards to such vital members of the community.

For more on the Peoples Information Network, head to www.peoplesinfonet.org.uk 


Saturday sees the final performance at one of Teessides great concert venues, before a multi million pound transformation.

Hundreds of thousands of people have attended shows and live music in both Middlesbrough Town Hall and the Town Hall Crypt over the years, with music legends like Oasis, David Bowie, Robbie Williams, The Jam and Cliff Richard performing, along with comedians like Peter Kay, Sarah Millican, Alan Carr and John Bishop.

A Heritage Lottery grant of £3.7m means the venue will be undergoing a dramatic change to a new modern look, whilst keeping the amazing features it has had since it was built in the 1880's for a mere £130,000!

The Wildcats of Kilkenny will be performing at the Town Hall Closing Night party on Saturday - if you have tickets, take plenty of pictures!


Over at the Zetland FM Facebook page, you can see a video of the latest arrival at the Kirkleatham Owl Centre in Redcar - a baby Mongoose called Milo!


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