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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Saturday 14th May 2016.



Officers are warning local businesses of a scam after a report has been received following two men attempting to exchange a large quantity of cash.

The incident occurred at the Post Office inside McColls shop on Gurney Street in New Marske on Thursday when two men, described as of Asian appearance attempted to exchange £2,000 in cash.

The cashiers refused to exchange the money and the suspects became aggressive and then left.

Similar reports of this nature were made in March after a woman attempted to exchange fake dollars into cash.

Anyone with information or anyone who thinks that they may have been a victim of the scam is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.


A number of activities are taking place across next week to mark Dementia Awareness Week 2016.

Activities including a trip to Beamish and a journey from Redcar to Saltburn this coming Monday, and a visit to Middlesbrough Football Club on Thursday, are on offer for people living with dementia and their carers.

There are also information events for anyone living in the borough wanting to learn more about the condition. These take place on Wednesday at the 25K Community Centre in Redcar, 11am – 2pm, and Friday at the Dementia Adviser Service on Redcar High Street, 11am – 2.30pm.

Dementia often starts with short-term memory loss, but it can also affect the way people think, speak and do things. People with dementia can become confused, find it difficult to communicate and have difficulties planning.

By raising awareness about this condition, it is hoped that more people will be diagnosed earlier, giving more time for them to come to terms with future symptoms.

For more information about activities taking place, please call Carers Together on 01642 488977.


One of Redcar and Cleveland’s biggest tourist attractions, the Saltburn Cliff Lift, has welcomed a new team in time for the summer season.

The seven-strong team, who have all been taken on by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, includes former SSI worker, Andrew Savage who is the new Team Leader.

The Cliff Lift has extended its opening hours for the season, meaning it will be open from 11am until 6pm. 

The water-balancing tramway, an iconic piece of engineering, officially opened back up to the public on Friday, March 25.

It has been in operation since 1884 and is believed to be one of the oldest working funicular tramways in the world.

For more information on the Cliff Lift, please visit: www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/clifflift

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