A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Monday 25th April


A tribute is to be paid to alleged Redcar murder victim Lynne Freeman by the charity project she volunteered for.

Lynne was a volunteer for the charity organisation the Redcar Beacons, who patrol Redcar town centre on Friday and Saturday evenings to help anyone who is vulnerable or in distress.

“Street Angel” projects across the UK will gather in the communities they serve for prayer and celebration by torchlight next Saturday. They will celebrate the life of the Redcar mother and voluntary worker, who died after being attacked at her home on March 23rd.

Alan Bennett, 34, of Lingholme, Redcar, has been charged by Cleveland Police with two alleged murders.

Members of the public are invited to join in the event between 10 and 11pm next Saturday, on Redcar High Street, in front of the town clock. Similar events will be held across the UK by Street and Club Angel teams.



Redcar's two day Two-Tone festival took place at the weekend, and raised thousands of pounds for charity.

Ska legend Terry Hall, who is best known as the vocalist for The Specials, packed the dancefloor at the Coatham Memorial Hall on Friday evening. It was Terry's first-ever DJ set in the North-east.

The festival, which took place on Friday and Saturday, was the first of its kind to be held in Redcar, and raised thousands of pounds for the 'Specialized' Project, which is an initiative that brings together amateur and professional musicians to create musical projects to raise funds for cancer research and support agencies, including The Teenage Cancer Trust and The National Foundation for Youth Music.

You can find our more about the Specialized Project on their website, at specializedproject.co.uk



There was good news for our areas football teams at the weekend.

Redcar Athletic took on Gateshead Leam Rangers in the Shipowners Trophy Semi Final.

Athletic almost took the lead in the 3rd minute when Joel Callander's shot from 10 yards out went over the bar. The deadlock was finally broken on 79 minutes when Joel Callendar squeezed a low shot past Gateshead keeper Neil Postlethwaite into the bottom left hand corner of the net.

The final score was Gateshead Leam Rangers 0, Redcar Athletic 1

Meanwhile Guisborough Town Manager Steve Dowling described his side’s performance at Newcastle Benfield on Saturday as ‘rather lacklustre’ following on from the emphatic 6-2 mid-week victory over Newton Aycliffe.

The 1-1 draw kept Guisborough in sixth position in the table and with two of the sides just above them – Seaham Red Star and Bishop Auckland having played significantly more games, the Priorymen are still hoping for a top-four finish.

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