A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Monday 13th June 2016.



A shelter on Redcar seafront has been extensively damaged in a fire at the weekend.

Emergency services were called to the shelter, which is directly opposite Pacittos on the Esplanade, at around 11pm on Saturday and found the shelter well ablaze. The Esplanade had to be closed whilst the Fire Brigade extinguished the blaze, with firefighters having to peel back the metal roof of the shelter access flames inside.

Neil Baldwin is the Redcar and Cleveland Councillor for the Coatham ward where the shelter is located.

He told Zetland FM what happened.

It's the second time the shelter has sustained fire damage, and local people have reacted angrily on social media.

We spoke to people in Redcar and asked them what they thought of the damage.



A driver had to be rescued from his vehicle after an attempt to launch a small boat off Saltburn beach went wrong.

Just after 3 o'clock on Saturday afternoon the vehicle quickly became submerged in the fast rising tide - and the car towing the boat quickly became stuck in the sand with waves crashing around the vehicle.

The police and coastguard quickly arrived at the scene, however the driver of the marooned car refused to leave his stricken vehicle.

Police officers were forced to drag the man out of the car, as water engulfed the vehicle.

However, according to eyewitnesses at the scene, the man appeared to become unconcious as he was removed from the vehicle, and needed treating by paramedics on the beach before being taken to hopsital in an ambulance.


The Redcar Yarn Ninjas have been in action again.

Saturday was International Yarn Bombing Day again and the mysterious bunch of local knitters have decided to create some fantastic outfits for the seafront penguins on the Esplanade in Redcar.

Visitors to Redcar have been marvelling at the new outfits being sported by the penguins, which include a stripy Batman knitted top, and various multicoloured jumpered featuring knitted fish.

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