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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Wednesday 18th May 2016.


Redcar's MP has welcomed news of a trial restart of Wilton biofuels plant and has called on the Government to back the sector.

Germany's CropEnergies announced yesterday that it has decided to fire up the Ensus bioethanol plant at Wilton, in Redcar, for a trial run that will start by July at the latest. 

The troubled plant has been offline following a pause in production in February last year. Work was halted after bioethanol prices plummeted amid sluggish European markets and the lower oil price. 

Responding to the announcement, MP for Redcar Anna Turley said that the trial run is positive progress towards restarting the plant after a long pause in production.

She says that CropEnergies are very clear that the UK needs to increase its commitment to renewal transport fuels to guarantee the long term future of the Wilton plant.

Anna has now called on the Government to create the conditions to enable a full return to permanent operation and to secure jobs and future growth at the Ensus facility.


A new website has been launched to help local people who are finding life tough as part of Mental Health Awareness week.

If you are generally feeling down, having problems sleeping or eating, are concerned about managing your money, or just generally having a rough time at the moment, you are not alone, help and support is available.

 South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group has created a dedicated website 'wecantalk.org' to provide information for self-referral into mental health support to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week this week. 

Over 3500 people have completed a course of treatment in the last year. Most people completing treatment in our local area are now recovering. 

 The website provides information on providers, support and guidance on what you may be going through. It also encourages family members to spot the signs that loved ones may need a little bit of help.


It was the annual big Charity night for Middlesborough Freemasons last night.

Held at the Masonic Hall on Roman Road, the 'Charity Presentation Evening' saw cheques presented to a large number of local charities in the community.

Speaking to Zetland FM, Assistant Provincial Grand Master Stephen Robinson said the night had been a success.

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