A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Friday 17th June 2016.



A man has died in an underground accident at Boulby Potash mine.

Owners ICL UK, said that the incident is believed to have involved a gas blow-out - which is a sudden and powerful release of gas.

Tom Blenkinsop, the MP for Middlesbrough and East Cleveland, said that the mans death was terrible news, and send thoughts and prayers to the workforce and the mans family.

Around 1100 people are employed at the mine, which is one of our areas largest employers, is the deepest in Europe, and makes potash for fertilisers.


MP's from our area have joined the tributes to a Yorkshire MP who was murdered outside her constituency office yesterday.

Jo Cox, the Labour MP for Batley and Spen in West Yorkshire, was shot and stabbed in an attack yesterday afternoon near to the library in Birstall, near Leeds.

Police arrested a 52-year-old man nearby.

Redcar MP Anna Turley made a touching tribute to her friend and colleague on Twitter saying: “Heart is broken. Jo made the world a better place everyday by her words and deeds. Love will overcome hate. Love you Jo."

Tom Blenkinsop, the MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland added his own condolences by retweeting the statement by Jo Cox’s husband Brendan along with a photograph which had been shared by Mr Cox of his wife near their barge on the River Thames.

A debate on Britains Membership of the European Union at the Corus Club in Dormanstown which was due to take place last night was cancelled as a mark of respect following the tragedy.


A well-known Redcar pub has been put up for sale after closing its doors in January.

Enterprise Inns, who are based in Solihull in the West Midlands, have announced that the Clarendon - which is situated on the corner of Redcar High Street and West Dyke Road - no longer has a future in their business.

Ten staff lost their jobs when the Clarendon closed in January this year, after licensee Yvonne Jackson, decided to shut up shop, blaming increased competition and high business rates.

Enterprise Inns are now marketing the pub as a freehold operation.


The inaugural 'Fish. Fillet. Feast!' event takes place tomorrow along a stretch of coastline in our area.

The event will include an array of activities for all ages across 10 locations between Saltburn and Ravenscar.

Villages such as Runswick Bay, Sandsend and Robin Hood’s Bay are taking part and so too is Staithes, which was the largest fishing port along the North East coast of England back in the late 1800s.

Free tasters of freshly caught and barbecued seafood, sea shanties, sketching workshops, a fortune-telling salmon and the unveiling of the newly-restored RNLI fish donation box are some of the treats lined-up during the event, which will be celebrating the fishing heritage of the North York Moors Coast. 

The day runs from 11am until 7pm and most of the events will be free of charge. Timings of events vary and there are different activities happening in each village.

The full programme and further details can be found on the North York Moors National Park’s website: northyorkmoors.org.uk/fish

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