Zetland FM Local News - 8th July 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Friday 8th July 2016.
Redcar's lifeboat was in action yesterday lunchtime.
Just after ten to one yesterday, crews responded to calls that a jetski had drifted away from its rider.
The jetski and rider were initially recovered by a nearby fishing boat.
The jetski was then towed to Redcar beach by the inshore lifeboat.
It is not believed that anyone was injured in the incident.
Flames and plumes of thick black smoke have been visible across our area due to emergency flaring at the Wilton site.
The flame and black smoke is from SABIC UK’s Olefins 6 'Cracker' plant, and has been caused by emergency flaring.
A SABIC spokesman apologised for the disturbance caused by the flaring, stating that it was the result of a plant upset which is currently being investigated.
He said that the company was working hard to locate the cause of the upset in order to return the plant to usual production conditions “as swiftly as possible”.
Redcar & Cleveland College is celebrating after breaking its own record for apprenticeships.
Since September 2015 the college has helped more than 500 people find work through apprenticeships – which is a record for a single academic year at the college.
In the last nine months, upwards of 500 students at the college have embarked on apprenticeships at companies operating in key industry sectors, including engineering, healthcare, IT, construction and management.
The college milestone follows a surge in the uptake of apprenticeships, which have grown in popularity in recent years.