Zetland FM Local News - 19th July 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Tuesday 19th July 2016.
Redcar lifeboat was in action late last night after reports of a car in the sea at Marske.
Shortly after 11.15pm the Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched from Redcar to attend the incident.
However the car was towed clear of the sea by a second vehicle and the people involved were reported to be safe just over half an hour later.
The lifeboat returned to the Redcar lifeboat station at around midnight.
Tom Blenkinsop, the MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, has given his support to the creation of a new generation of Trident submarines.
The vote, to endorse the renewal of the Trident system via replacing the current 'Vanguard Class' of submarines with a new 'Successor Class', took place yesterday evening.
The issue is highly controversial in the Labour Party as, although it is current Labour Party policy to endorse the renewal of the Trident nuclear weapons system, the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is strongly opposed to renewal.
Tom said that he believes Britain should maintain a nuclear capability. He said it is key to our security as a nation and provides us with numerous direct and indirect benefits.
Stay safe while you game – that’s the message from Cleveland Police to people taking part in the augmented reality game Pokémon Go.
The game was released recently in the UK and players can be seen across our area using their smartphone’s GPS and camera to catch virtual Pokémon by visiting real world landmarks, including the Redcar Beacon which is a Pokemon gymnasium in the game.
Police are warning that criminals often use developments in technology to target victims and there have already been incidents overseas and in the UK where people, particularly the young, have been targeted through the app.
Gamers are from all ages and police are reminding players to be aware of their surroundings especially around roads, open water and in more secluded areas.
When playing the game you should bear in mind that you’re visibly carrying a smart phone which is desirable item for criminals. Officers are advising players to be careful when going into places and situations which may be different to what you expected.
You should also remember that the app can drain phone batteries so always make sure your phone is fully charged before you set off on your monster hunt.
Children should also tell their parents or carers where they are going every time.