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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Friday 3rd June 2016.



Police are appealing to trace a man who has indecently exposed himself on three occasions over the past few weeks.

The incidents have all occurred in the woods around Ormesby Hall in Middlesbrough.

The first incident occurred on Tuesday 17th May at around 7pm, the second incident occurred this Sunday at around 8pm and the third incident occurred this Tuesday at around 6pm.

It is believed that the same man has committed all three offences and he is described as a white male, aged in his 40s with unkempt, dark hair.  He was wearing a blue and white stripey jumper with a beanie hat.

Anyone with information regarding the incidents or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Temporary Inspector Rob Jones on the non-emergency number 101, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.


A new support package has been launched by the SSI Task Force to offer extra help to former SSI employees, their spouses and partners, and supply chain workers to find new employment and retraining opportunities.

Employers taking on workers affected by the SSI closure can now benefit from a two year wage subsidy, through the Jobs and Skills Fund, of £15,000 for those aged 45 and over and £11,000 for people under 45 years old.

The enhanced support package includes extra health and wellbeing support for workers and their families, specialist help with marketing themselves to employers and interview preparation, and funding for in-work training

The extra level of support is available in addition to the continuing funds available for training, business start-up advice and grants and the Safety Net financial support fund.

Links to all the support funds, including eligibility and how to apply, can be found at www.ssitaskforce.co.uk


A former pub in Brotton is being transformed into affordable housing by a dedicated band of charity workers.

East Cleveland Youth Housing Trust is carrying out work on the old Crown Pub on Brotton High Street.

The Trust purchased the pub in 2015 and has set about transforming it into three two-bedroom and one one-bedroom flats.

Carrying out the conversion are a number of trainees who have been given an opportunity straight out of school to learn new skills like bricklaying, plastering and installing disabled aids on their way to completing an apprenticeship. It is hoped the skills learnt will help them progress into full-time work in the building trade.

Once the flats are finished, they will be let out at below market value to families who have trouble finding and affording suitable accommodation.

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