A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Friday 24th June 2016.



It may have been a close result nationally, however there was no doubt about the opinion of voters in our area in yesterdays EU referendum.

More than 72,000 people turned out, with almost two thirds of voters across Redcar and Cleveland voting to 'leave' the EU.

In total, there were 48,128 votes to leave, and 24,586 votes to remain.

That's a majority of 23,542.

The result from our area was declared shortly after 2 o'clock this morning.


The family of mine worker John Anderson who was killed during his shift at Boulby Mine in East Cleveland last week have paid tribute.

John, from Easington, who was known to family and friends as 'Richie', died after a “gas blow-out” at the mine a week ago today. He had worked at the mine for around 35 years.

Cleveland Police said yesterday that the results of a post-mortem examination which has been carried out suggests that the 55-year-old died as a result of asphyxiation.

The Mines Inspectorate has launched an investigation into the events that led to Mr Anderson’s death.


A unique support project for parents and carers of children with brain injuries – the first of its kind in the UK - has been launched to help families in Middlesbrough, Redcar and East Cleveland.

The Family Support Project has been set up by local charity Matrix Neurological with funding from South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group’s Community Innovation Fund and support from staff at The James Cook University Hospital.

It aims to provide information to families about acquired brain injury, ensure parents are aware of their rights as carers and help make people aware of all the services available to them.

Whether it’s practical support around the home, benefits advice, education support or facilitating access to services, the family support project can provide a package of support tailored to the needs of each individual.

The project is led by Matrix Neurological founder Jan Rock whose son Callum suffered a severe traumatic brain injury following a climbing accident in 2010 when he was 16. Following specialist trauma care at James Cook and intensive support from his family Callum went on to make a remarkable recovery and is now studying physiotherapy at university.

To find out more visit www.matrixneurological.org.uk


A local street artist has begun work to brighten up the hoardings around the scene of a fire on Redcar seafront.

Street artist 'Bobzilla' is painting a series of murals on the hoardings around the shelter that was set on fire last week on Redcar esplanade.

The paintings, which feature colourful birds, are intended to brighten up the seafront following the major damage which was caused to the shelter last weekend when it was gutted by a fire.

Police investigations are continuing into the cause of the blaze.

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