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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Friday 29th July 2016.

A Redcar man is today beginning a life prison sentence following the murder of two women in March.

At Teesside Crown Court yesterday, Alan Bennett from Lingholme in Redcar pleaded guilty to the horrific murders of Lynne Freeman and Jodie Betteridge at their homes on the Lakes Estate.


Cleveland Police have confirmed that they are ending their investigation into the death of Boulby miner John Anderson.

Police have been probing the death of Mr Anderson, who was known by his colleagues as Richie, andhad worked at the mine for 35 years.

The matter will now be passed to the Health and Safety Executive.

The full outcome of the investigation has not been disclosed, although it has been confirmed the police won’t pursue any charges.

A post-mortem examination suggested Mr Anderson, who had worked at the East Cleveland site for 35 years, died from asphyxiation.



Two intrepid explorers from our area have embarked on a mission to boost the education prospects of underprivileged schoolchildren in Bali.

Hollie Laing and Molly Vasey, former students at Redcar & Cleveland College, have visited the country to provide free English classes for 5-12 year-olds at a local school in the small fishing port of Tianyar.

They got the opportunity after teaming up with Volunteer in Bali, a not-for-profit organisation that provides aid and educational activities for underprivileged children in the Tianyar, Seraya, Ubud and Tabanan regions.

The scheme was launched to improve the English language skills of pupils so they are better able to get a job when they leave school. They also learn transferable life skills, including teamwork, communication and problem-solving, by getting involved in other activities such as sport, art, music and dance.

As well as carrying out their teaching duties, Holly and Molly also donated clothes, books and stationery to the school, which is located in one of the least affluent areas of the country.

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