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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Thursday 12th May 2016.



Labour MP for Redcar, Anna Turley, has said Teesside has an opportunity to be a world leader on new steel technology if given backing for a research hub at the Materials Processing Institute at South Bank.

Speaking in a Westminster Hall debate, called by Middlesbrough MP Tom Blenkinsop, on the future of the steel industry in the UK, Anna spoke about the opportunities for regenerating Teesside and rebuilding a global brand.

She urged the Government to give high priority to the bid for a Materials Catapult on Teesside at the Materials Processing Institute, citing recent interest in MPI by Sweden and German for support in future proofing their steel industries:



Police are investigating after vandals tampered with childrens play equipment at Kirkleatham Hall.

Officers from Redcar Neighbourhood Policing Team posted photos on it's Facebook page of damage to the rope swing in the childrens play area.

The images show that someone had removed some securing bolts from one of the pieces of equipment, meaning that one of the chains was no longer attached.

The damage is believed to have occured sometime between Friday 6th May and Monday 9th May.

Posting on the page, officers said that the dangers that this sort of behaviour poses to the hundreds of young people who enjoy and use the facilities at Kirkleatham regularly should be obvious to everyone.

The equipment has now been repaired.


PD Ports’ Chief Executive Officer David Robinson has been appointed the new chairman of the High Tide Foundation, a charity aiming to raise the aspirations of young people in Teesside which the award-winning port and logistics company co-founded.

Mr Robinson’s exciting vision for the future of the Foundation includes expanding to create a new automotive cadetship with Stockton-based car parts manufacturer Nifco UK and an airfreight cadetship with Emirates and Emirates Sky Cargo.

He is passionate about building on the success of the pioneering High Tide scheme which connects industry and education to increase awareness of port-related industries and its many career options available to teenagers from law to logistics.

So far more than 60 companies and 4,000 young people from over 30 schools have taken part in High Tide with a 200 per cent increase in the number of 16 and 17-year-olds involved in the 2015 Summer Scheme, compared with the year before. 

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