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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Saturday 30th July 2016.

Two Redcar men have been honoured for their bravery in rescuing a man from a burning car after a horror smash on the A19.

Matt Heap and Matthew Johnson risked their own lives and pulled 44 year old Mark Kerr from his vehicle after he passed out at the wheel and veered off the road near to Dalton Piercy.

Mark suffered major injuries in the crash on May 20th, which included breaks to his back, sternum and collar bone, fractured ribs and punctured lungs.

The two men were formally commended and presented with an award at the Cleveland Fire Authority meeting held in Hartlepool on Thursday.

Ian Hayton, the chief fire officer for Cleveland Fire Brigade said that there is no doubt that Mr Kerr would not be here today without the utmost bravery and selfless actions of the two men.

MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, Tom Blenkinsop, has questioned a proposed March to save the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum at Marton.

A protest is due to take place against the supposed closure of the museum, which is due to be refurbished. But it's only closing temporarily to allow for work to go ahead. 

The Museum pays tribute to the legendary navigator's life. Captain Cook is credited, among other things, with being the first western explorer to reach the east coast of Australia and Hawaii.

Tom Blenkinsop , MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, who is himself from Marton, said that the organisers of the march are obviously confused, adding, that If the museum was under threat he'd be the first to protest. 



Thousands of music fans have enjoyed the first night of Summer Sound 2016.

Tribute acts to Blondie, Boy George and Culture Club, Abba and also local band Big Sigh and the Yawns, brought their magic to the grounds of Gisborough Priory last night and there were some colourful outfits celebrating the 70's, as revellers enjoyed picnics, drinks and a dance.

Tonight, it's more of a festival feel, with tributes to Bon Jovi, U2, Robbie Williams and UB40 - all hosted by Zetland FM Breakfast presenter, Nick Wright.

Summer Sound has kicked off a great weekend of entertainment across Redcar and Cleveland.

Today, businesses in Marske celebrate all that's good about the town with the Traders Day. 

Then tomorrow, it's Redcar Triathlon, Saltburn Food Festival and the Teesside Steel Family Gala at the Redcar Athletic ground on Green Lane.

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